#070-20 RISK OFFICER
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)
The University of Guam seeks an executive who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.
The University of Guam has an active press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.
The University of Guam (UOG) Risk Officer reports directly to the Vice President Administration and Finance (VPAF) and is responsible for the development of the University's risk management capabilities and mitigation of risk through the internal audit function. The Risk Officer will manage the Enterprise Risk Management program for the University and will conduct audits of all aspects of the University's operations. A significant component of the position is the assurance of the University's compliance with grant terms.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
Primary duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:
- Refine and improve the University’s Enterprise Risk Management program;
- Manage the university insurance programs and self-insurance program;
- Establish and maintain policies and procedures for the audit activity and ensure compliance with standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as set forth by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA);
- Recommend improvements to management controls to safeguard University assets;
- Conduct performance audits of activities of the University;
- Conduct compliance audits and reviews of federal grant programs within the University;
- Communicate results of audit projects/investigations and communicate results to the VPAF, the President, the Administrative Council (as needed), the Budget, Finance, and Audit (BFA) committee of the University Board of Regents, and other appropriate parties;
- Develop an annual audit schedule based on risk assessments performed;
- Develop and implement a comprehensive, practical program of audit coverage for the University to be implemented over time;
- Ensure the University complies with the terms of its grants;
- Assist and advise university management and staff regarding financial and accounting matters, proper policies and procedures, internal controls, and risk mitigation techniques; perform assessments of the numerous risks facing the university;
- Work cooperatively with external auditors performing risk assessments of the University;
- Prepare an annual budget for risk management;
- Conduct special studies as assigned by VPAF; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester hours of accounting/auditing courses; Seven (7) years of experience in the policies, laws and practices of internal auditing and/or risk management; Knowledge of internal auditing standards and techniques, accounting principles, and state and federal regulations; Experience with federal grant compliance; Experience working in a culturally diverse population; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (writing samples required); And ability to interact will all levels of employees, management, and faculty.
Preferred: Master's degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester hours of accounting/auditing courses; Certification as an Internal Auditor or Public Accountant or Government Financial Manager.
Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
(4) Certification as an Internal Auditor or Public Accountant, or Government Financial Manager
(5) Writing Samples
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Mr. Randall V. Wiegand, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.
Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.
Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.
The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
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