Senior Auditor for Research

New York, NY
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Senior Auditor for Research will perform innovative audits on research (pre and post-award) in accordance with the award terms and conditions. Assess compliance with Federal regulations pertaining to research and NYU policies and procedures. Participate in financial, compliance and operational audits/assessments. Adhere to the standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Responsible for assessing risk, evaluating the design of internal controls, identifying potential control weaknesses, evaluating whether all applicable ethical standards and Conflict of Interest (COI) guidelines are being adhered to and recommending process enhancements for NYU's research enterprise. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, adapt to a changing regulatory environment, be self-motivated and detail oriented. Must have knowledge of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, commonly referred to as Uniform Guidance.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or other related field.

Preferred Education:
Master's in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, or other related field

Required Experience:
5+ years experience with consulting advisory firm, Research Compliance or internal audit experience, or process improvement experience. Work experience should include diverse projects that are multi-disciplinary including: Research, Internal Audit, Accounting, Investigations, Operations, Compliance, etc. Prior experience in an internal audit function that operated in accordance with the standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors is a plus.

Preferred Experience:
Experience delivering consulting or internal audit services at large multinational companies, healthcare institutions and/or higher education institutions. Prior experience working with not-for-profit or higher education organizations is preferred. Prior experience of auditing Federally funded sponsored programs, and/or Single Audit is strongly preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Relevant certification required include CPA, CIA, CFE or CISA. Excellent verbal/written communication and analytical skills. The Senior Research Internal Auditor should be team-oriented with previous project management experience and possess critical thinking skills to apply to innovative audits. S/he should have knowledge of Federal, State and City regulations governing conduct of sponsored programs. S/he will review research proposals, understand award terms and conditions, and apply applicable sponsored programs regulations with support from Sponsored Programs Administration.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Collaborate directly with process owners and management to understand research, departmental operations, assess risk, review policies and procedures and effectively communicate process enhancements to improve the business.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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