Director, Internal Audit, Job Code 720IHE

Wayne, New Jersey
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

William Paterson University seeks applications for the position of Director of Internal Audit. The Director assesses organizational and operational risks, based on the development of an annual Enterprise Risk Management audit plan supplemented by departmental audits.  S/he employs high ethical standards and values in providing independent and objective risk assessment of the operation and effectiveness of internal controls, processes and procedures in academic as well as administrative offices and departments. The selected candidate also provides support to University’s external auditors in the conduct of annual Financial Statement audits; serves as the University’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) Officer and investigates and reports on issues to the University President and Board of Trustees, as appropriate or necessary.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, the reliability of financial reporting mechanisms, and institutional compliance with applicable laws and regulations; conducting pre/post-audit meetings and preparing detailed formal audit reports of findings as well as and recommendations for corrective actions. S/he develops, recommends and communicates policies, procedures, practices, and systems designed to enhance internal controls and track implementation of corrective actions taken for audit recommendations.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Management Information Systems, Business or related field, with major course work/emphasis in Accounting and or Finance and an MBA or other relevant advanced degree are required. CPA, CISA or CIA certification strongly preferred. 

Ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in progressively responsible positions within a public or private college or university, state or federal agency, accounting/auditing firm or corporation is required. Additionally, extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and internal auditing thorough understanding of corporate and/or university compliance programs; strong written and oral communication skills as well as excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze, summarize and effectively present information; be a strong critical thinker and possess excellent leadership and management skills.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references via email to Assoc. V.P. Samantha Green at:, or mail to William Paterson University, 358 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants must reference the Job code in the letter of application. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University, please visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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