Job Description The Project Manager, Audit and Advisory Services is a key member of the Internal Audit and Advisory Services team at Boston University. This client-facing position reports to the Manager, Audit and Advisory Services, and is responsible for defining, planning, and executing audit project work across University functions and assessing compliance with applicable standards and guidelines and sufficiency of internal controls. The ideal candidate has strong understanding of risk and controls and is an independent, proactive, self-starter with a strong work ethic, a high degree of motivation, and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude with proven leadership and integrity. This role will provide exposure to a variety of areas in a University setting, including administration, research, academics, operations, and IT.
Major duties of this position include:
Gathers and analyzes data to draw meaningful conclusions, assess and evaluate internal controls, and assist in solving complex issues.
Develops and executes project/audit plans that identify areas of risk, relevant controls, and testing approaches.
Plans and implements departmental process improvement opportunities using technology, data analytics, and best practices.
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or related field.
3-5 years of experience in in consulting, auditing, business process improvement, or similar role.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently and develop audit programs and procedures without established guidance.
Strong understanding of operational, financial and compliance related risks and controls.
Ability to work optimally and collaboratively in a small, collegial, cross-functional team environment.
Ability to present views effectively, persuasively, and with appropriate conviction to stakeholders and senior leadership.
Strong analytical/quantitative skills.
Advanced experience in analyzing data and project management across a broad range of topics and scope of responsibility.
Advanced oral and written communication skills, with the proven ability to present and explain complex information and suggest process improvements to diverse audiences.
Master's degree in Project Management, Business, Institutional Risk Management, or related field.
Professional certification (CPA, CIA, Six Sigma).
Experience in audit/internal audit.
Experience with research, grant and contract compliance.
Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/. The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.
Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager Audit and Advisory Project Manager'.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston Universitys COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the Universitys response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 49
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