Senior Internal Auditor

Jonesboro, AR
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Internal Audit

Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Closing: 6/30/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: Little Rock

Position Summary:

The Internal Auditor position is located in the Arkansas State University (ASU) System office in Little Rock, Arkansas, and works under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Administration.

The individual in this position is responsible for conducting fiscal, operational, and investigative audits for the university. This is a non-classified position governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), federal and state laws, as well as university operating policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Internal Auditor will independently develop audit programs.

Execute a wide variety of audit procedures/tests.

Accurately interpret the results against defined criteria so that the work is competently and efficiently performed in accordance with professional and departmental standards.

Review and analyze the efficiency of administrative functions, internal controls, departmental procedures and record keeping techniques to determine compliance with federal/state laws, universal operating policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.

Follow up on previous audit exceptions to ensure corrections have been made.

Assist with the overall audit department objectives.

Perform related responsibilities as required and assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Administration


Sound independent judgment with a demonstrated commitment to the criteria, professionalism, and integrity as outlined in the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, Statements on Internal Auditing Standards, and the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.

Ability to evaluate fiscal operations and controls, identify areas of non-compliance with law or accepted procedures, and recommended corrective actions.

Flexible and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and respond to requests.

Maintain up to date knowledge of new audit regulations/trends, audit methodologies, best practices, and tools.

Knowledge of automated accounting systems (e.g. SCT Banner, Campus Management, and/or Datatel).

Ability to multi-task and grasp information quickly, and establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts.

Skilled in written and verbal communication, including active listening skills, as well as presenting findings and recommendations.

Strong desire to learn new skills and expand his/her existing skills over time.

Proficient use of computer (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

General Days/Hours:

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Schedule may varying based on departmental needs.


The Internal Auditor has regular contact with university management, faculty, and staff.

Participation in local and state organizations is encouraged.

Travel to campuses, conferences and training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting or related discipline, such as Finance or Business Administration.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.

Two (2) years experience in governmental auditing are preferred.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.