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Internal Audit Manager

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThe internal audit manager position is charged with managing and performing audits of the University of Lawrence, University of Kansas Medical Center, and affiliated entities to ensure effectiveness of internal controls, including controls over complex financial, operational, and compliance processes and programs. Incumbents are expected to have internal audit or public accounting experience and demonstrate proficiency in performing internal audit work in conformance with professional standards and practices. Work assigned to the position is expected to be carried out with limited supervision. The complexity and size of audit assignments will vary significantly and may include oversight and performance of investigative or advisory services. Responsibilities include planning, assigning and reviewing work product of other auditors assigned; analyzing records, systems and processes; and preparing written documentation of work performed and developing comprehensive reports. Advises management and leadership concerning the work and to convey results. Job Description50%- Manage project activities for multiple audits and other engagements in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Specific duties include:
  • Assign audit tasks to team members and provide appropriate training and supervision to ensure timely and accurate completion
  • Conduct meetings with audit clients and stakeholders to elicit feedback on the audit scope and objectives
  • Develop and oversee the performance of appropriate audit methodologies and tests
  • Conduct research on subject matters related to the audit
  • Understand relevant federal and state laws and applicable policies and procedures to assess compliance
  • Understand and document complex financial and business processes
  • Resolve issues that arise in the normal course of the work
  • Work with extremely sensitive and confidential information
  • Draft or review work summaries and audit reports assuring sufficient clarity and conciseness, grammatical, and spelling accuracy
  • Deliver informative, clear, and concise presentations to University managers and senior administrators
  • Provide timely review and feedback, both written and oral, on the work and work papers developed by other team members
  • 20%- Consult with managers at all levels of the University to help resolve issues or provide advice and recommendations on University business processes and internal controls. Develop and present internal control or other audit-related presentations and training. Represent Internal Audit on selected University committees and task forces and be informed about issues and trends that are likely to affect internal auditing and the University.

    10%- Assist external auditors with financial audit activities for the University and its affiliated entities, including coordinating information requests and supplementing external audit teams in the performance of financial statement audits.

    10%- Train audit staff members on a wide-range of activities and applications, including areas such as auditing standards, techniques, management concepts, and writing skills. Assist supervised employees in setting professional development goals and developing plans to achieve them. Evaluate performance of supervised employees and provide timely written and oral feedback on their level of conformance/achievement with department expectations, University policies and procedures, and professional competencies and ethics. Participate in the staff selection process and provide the director with recommendations on other personnel actions. Perform other related duties in support of the Office of Internal Audit.

    5%- Work with KU’s School of Business in recruiting, training, supervising, and mentoring of students for the Office’s student internship program.

    5%- Manage the Office’s data analytics program, including managing the data analysis for Internal Audit’s on-going risk assessment process. Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in accounting or related area from an accredited college/university
  • At least five years of progressive audit or public accounting experience in a variety of complex activities that includes at least one year of audit supervisory experience
  • Certification as CPA or CIA or CISA
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills as evidenced by application materials
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience in higher education or an academic medical center
  • Experience in conducting financial statement audits of government or not-for-profit entities
  • Experience with complex enterprise systems
  • Experience with data analytics or audit software (e.g. IDEA, ACL, Tableau, QlikView)
  • Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application consists of:

    A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
    3 Professional References

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Application review will begin on Monday, January 31st, 2022 but will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.
    Contact Information to ApplicantsCate Neeley
    [email protected] Advertised Salary RangeStarting at $78,500 Work Schedule8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri Application Review Begins31-Jan-2022 Anticipated Start Date14-Feb-2022


    Working at the University of Kansas 

    Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

    The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

    The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

    KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

    The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

    We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.


    KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.


    The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.


    The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

    International Dimension 

    KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.


    The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

    Our City and State 

    KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

    Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

    Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

    Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

    Making KU Your Home 

    Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

    At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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