Principal Auditor - Office of Audit Risk and Compliance

Job description

The Office of Audit Risk and Compliance (OARC) is a dynamic risk and controls focused partner for Duke University, Duke University Health System and their affiliated entities ("Duke"). OARC performs operational, financial, compliance and information technology audits to assess business processes and technology systems for efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy. OARC also conducts advisory engagements focused on risk assessment, root cause analysis, performance metrics, process design and technology pre­ implementation.

The Principal Auditor supports the mission and objectives of OARC through highly engaged interaction with the Associate Director and Director, collaboration with team members and independent delivery of high-quality professional services. Valuable professional attributes include personal initiative, critical thinking, strong relationship building skills, confident communication style and diplomacy. The successful Principal Auditor is also a visible and engaged member of Duke, building and developing effective partnerships with key internal and external customers to achieve results.

The Principal Auditor position is an ideal gateway into the complex, challenging and rewarding environment of a world class university and academic medical center. The broad exposure to the organization provides the Principal Auditor the knowledge and experience to pursue career advancement. The most successful Principal Auditor is one who has capitalized on his/her relationships for long-term success within Duke.

More information about OARC mission, objectives, guiding principles and leadership is found at:

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Work Performed

    Communicate and collaborate with OARC team members, department leadership and client representatives.Plan and perform independent, objective audit and advisory service engagements based upon identifying risks, developing scope and project management against milestones.Examine and analyze records and conduct client interviews to evaluate internal controls, business process design, risk mitigation strategy and/or compliance with Duke policy or third-party regulations.Lead risk-based engagement planning, perform fieldwork, document workpapers and draft executive level engagement reports.

Core Competencies

Technical Skills

    Project managementWorkpaper documentation Initiative, ownership and innovationBusiness process documentationRisk and control identification Data collection and analysisProblem solving tools and techniquesInterpersonal SkillsInfluence and communication Leadership and teamwork Change managementDiplomacy and conflict resolution

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, management information systems or related field; advanced degree desirable. CPA , CIA or other relevant professional certification is strongly preferred.


Successful candidates will possess solid business acumen, well-developed analytical skills, strong relationship management abilities and the desire to achieve value-added project outcomes. Position requires at least four years' experience in the management, review or analysis of accounting and financial operations, including responsibility for audit engagement planning, oversight and delivery. At least three years' experience in public accounting is preferred.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time