Chief Audit Officer

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Position TitleChief Audit OfficerExternal Link to Posting Audit - 25400Vacancy NumberE448Position Number45Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Chief Audit Officer (CAO) is the lead organizational audit official reporting to the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees, with administrative reporting to the Chancellor. The CAO is a high-level independent executive with overall responsibility for the internal audit function, with a focus on adding value to and improving the institution’s operations, risk management, and compliance. This position serves as an advisor and resource to the University’s senior management, providing strategic audit and risk assessment across the institution, and building and leading an office that provides internal audit best practices in accordance with the professional standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). The CAO supervises professional audit staff and an intern, and provides mentoring, training opportunities, and other development for the staff and intern.

Minimum Requirements

1. Post-baccalaureate degree or Advanced degree with a minimum of three years or greater of related professional experience;

2. OR a Baccalaureate degree in accounting or discipline related to the program area, nine credit hours of accounting coursework and equivalent combination of training and experience.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

*Demonstrated success and relevant experience with large, complex organizations.
*Creative ability to develop policies, procedures, programs, and systems in a complex environment.
*Solid technical skills and knowledge in relevant fields including, but not limited to, auditing, accounting, financial reporting, and compliance.
*Demonstrated ability to lead strategically.
*Appreciation for the mission, traditions, and culture of the University.
*Demonstrated ability to establish credibility with all constituencies.
*Experience related to enterprise risk management and compliance programs.

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

*Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) are preferred licensures.

*Background in higher education.

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

The Office of Internal Audit provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve UNCW’s operations. Internal Audit assists UNCW in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Office of Internal Audit supports the mission of the University by partnering with University Management and assisting the Board of Trustees, through the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee, in the effective discharge of their responsibilities to protect the assets and reputation of the University and to promote operational effectiveness and efficiency.

The Office of Internal Audit conducts audits, consultations, and investigations related to all university entities, systems, and functions in accordance with an annual plan of coverage based on an institution-wide risk assessment. Internal Audit also coordinates audit activities with the Internal Audit staff at the UNC System Office and with the Office of the State Auditor.

College/School InformationUniversity Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant InstructionsMonths Per Year12 MonthsPosition TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date03/23/2020Priority Consideration Date04/05/2020Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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      Posted: 5/29/2020
      Application Due: 8/27/2020
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