Audit Manager

Job description

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-03
Req: R0003409
Please note:
  • Additional documentation must be added at the bottom of the third screen under the "My Experience."
  • Internal candidates must apply via the internal career portal. Do not proceed with your application from this website.
  • DO NOT complete the application without the required attachments as you will be unable to edit your application.
** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.

Job Description Summary

This position reports to the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer and is responsible for providing leadership to manage and perform audits and special projects in a professional manner. This person must be able to work with and understand the functions of any University or subsidiary department or activity in order to review for appropriate internal controls, financial practices, and government compliance including testing and evaluation of controls and systems. The Audit Manager will plan, staff, and manage independent systemic evaluations of financial, operational, or regulatory organizational activities.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

1. Adheres to and exemplifies standards of conduct and promotes a cooperative work environment by utilizing communications skills, interpersonal relationships, and team building.

2. Performs departmental administrative functions including assisting in the management, training and evaluation of staff.

3. Assists the Chief with the preparation and execution of the annual audit work plan prepared based on risk assessments conducted with senior administration and other key leaders. Performs continual assessments of the risks facing organizations within scope.

4. Manages and monitors the daily activities of internal audit staff in the completion of the annual audit work plan. Creates or reviews Planning Memos and resulting audit programs to ensure scope is appropriate and objectives are focused. Provides for the testing of internal controls to evaluate their effectiveness. Ensures scheduled and unscheduled reviews are completed timely and the results effectively communicated to affected department management and other interested parties, including senior administration. Monitors the results of the reviews and follow-up reviews to monitor the successful implementation of corrective action plans to address identified issues.

5. Consults, as requested, with the University operational and financial administration on internal control aspects of business practices and policy and procedure development, implementation and monitoring.

6. Provides leadership in addressing University issues that are identified through scheduled audits, investigations, regulatory changes, or internal / external parties. Researches the relevant laws / regulations and assess the identified concern through the collection and interpretation of data. Develops, in coordination with other University leaders, an action plan to address the issue and monitors the resolution. Such issues could include fraud and/or a misappropriation of assets. Ensures that the issue and its resolution are properly communicated to appropriated parties.

7. Communicates findings and review results effectively. May assist the Chief in communicating issues to the University Board, the President’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Advisory Council (ACRAC), associated sub-councils, and senior leaders.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, accounting, or related field. A Master’s in Business Administration or a Master’s in Accounting is preferred. Five years of related experience in a university, health system, or external auditing with a focus on internal auditing or accounting, or similar experience in public accounting preferred. Three years supervisory experience preferred.

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required.

Skills and Qualifications:

Ability to multi-task to manage concurrent audits performed by staff members.

Deep understanding of University and/or Healthcare business practices

Strong leadership ability to train, supervise, evaluate, and motivate staff

Skilled in interpersonal relation and able to interface at all levels

Ability to work with management

Excellent communication, including verbal, written, and listening skills

Strong analytical abilities

Ability to use computer software including CAATS and Office products

Extensive working knowledge of accounting and auditing standards.

Proven ability to act as a leader, team player and facilitate groups.

Additional Job Description

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website. Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time