Internal Audit Services Audit Senior

Job description

Department of Internal Audit reports directly to the Board of Regents. The Internal Audit Services Audit Senior position is responsible for performing examination, evaluation, counseling, and administrative duties related to audit, investigative, educational and consultative engagements for the successful completion of the engagement and the benefit of the university. The Audit Senior position will receive project and activity direction from assigned project team leads, Audit Managers, Senior Audit Managers and general supervision from the Director of Internal Audit Services. This position may be assigned as a project team lead, which includes planning the engagement, assigning and reviewing work of other team members, and meeting milestone targets.

This position requires adherence to the Code of Ethics promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors and the University's Fiscal Code of Ethics. This position reports to the Director of Internal Audit Services and the Associate Vice President of the Department of Internal Audit, and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified Staff system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews the department's Annual Audit Plan and Schedule so as to understand and apply the department's strategy, core objectives and goals, and accomplish the audit schedule
  • Communicates work performance barriers to the audit team leader or Director
  • Assists in the development of other audit team members (newer team members or those in the Auditor role)
  • Manages work assignments and audits (when performing as the team lead)
  • Participates in department meetings and development opportunities
  • Accurately tracks and reports his/her time, travel, and expenses
  • Corresponds with university vendors, customers, regulatory agencies, professional organizations, peers, and others to gather and/or confirm information relevant to the accomplishment of engagement activities
  • Corresponds with university personnel relevant to the engagement to obtain their cooperation and participation in audit activity
  • Questions any practice that appears inconsistent with laws, regulations, rules, university, and/or Internal Audit policy
  • Performs all duties in compliance with university and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in or performs research to identify high risk issues relevant to the engagement, develops planning documents, and participates in entrance conferences
  • Reviews, inspects and/or analyzes electronic data, physical records, documents, operations, processes, systems and information in a manner to accomplish the audit objectives using necessary tools
  • Prepares work papers that are clear, concise and organized in logical manner that documents an understanding of the audit objective, the work performed, and supports the conclusions reached and the issues identified
  • Prepares or assists in preparing initial draft reports that are clear, concise, and appropriate in tone
  • Participates in fiscal misconduct investigations as a team member, which includes review of investigation plan objectives, participates in interviews, analyzes relevance of key facts, prepares working papers documenting relevant evidence, and assists in report development
  • Participates in presentations, committees, and consultation projects in order to provide counsel and education to the university community
  • Counsels and educates auditees regarding process quality, risk mitigation, and university objective achievement
  • Continuously improves knowledge and skills related to the theories, methods, and principles of the profession of internal auditing, and knowledge of the university environment
  • Obtains the number of continuing education hours required to maintain a good standing with certification(s)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Knowledge associated with the professional practice of internal auditing
  • Ability to conduct audit work in conformity with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Ability to utilize department and university electronic tools
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgment, requiring only general supervision for day-to-day tasks
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and discretion in all forms of communication and interaction with university personnel and management
  • Ability to correspond with university personnel relevant to the engagement to obtain their cooperation
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite
  • Skilled in applying theories, methods, principles, and practices associated with professional internal auditing
  • Skilled in performing duties associated with professional auditing that are predominantly intellectual and varied in nature, requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, interpretive, and critical thinking
  • Strong oral communication, business writing, and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel from worksites and campuses

Who we are: System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. This position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.

What we offer:

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical: Multiple plan options
  • Dental: Multiple plan options
  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness
  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay
  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year
    • Vacation Days: 22
    • Sick Days: 15
    • Holiday Days: 10
  • Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses
  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service
  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs

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Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor degree from an accredited university, in a relevant field of study such as business, accounting, finance, or public administration
  • Two (2) years of professional audit related experience, which includes:
    • Accomplishment of activities outlined in audit work programs
    • Coordination of auditee cooperation
    • Advising and clarify the intent of audits
    • Recognize exposures, pertinent details, and misaligned efforts or resources
    • Recognize cost effective risk mitigation methods
    • Participate in preparing draft reports
  • One (1) year of project management (such as a lead auditor)
  • Designation as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other relevant audit-related certification, or development plan to achieve CIA (or relevant audit-related certification) within two years of hiring
  • A reliable vehicle with adequate insurance, registration, and valid driver's license to facilitate site-to-site transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced business related degree
  • Professional experience in higher education
  • Professional experience in health care areas, investigating fraud and/or IT auditing

Special Instructions to Applicants:For full consideration completed applications must be submitted by September 3, 2018. Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. *Please note: All application materials must be submitted through CU Careers; emailed materials will not be considered.*

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires a verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:You must attach a cover letter, resume, desired salary range, and references to your application as three separate documents. Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter. Also, ensure you check the "Job Specific Attachments" box next to each document on the "Required Documents" page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached.

Job Category: Audit and Legal

Primary Location: Denver

Department: S0001 -- System Administration - 50003 - Internal Audit

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 9, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ginger Brooks

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00750853





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Posted: 8/10/2018
Application Due: 10/9/2018
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