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Director of Internal Audit

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Functional Title:

Director of Internal Audit

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Position Eclass:

E2 - SAAO II 12 Month Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The primary purpose of the Office of the Internal Auditor is to evaluate and monitor that The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: a) maintains an effective system of internal controls that safeguards assets and minimize incidences of fraud, waste, and abuse; b) administers programs and business operations in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and other requirements; and c) sustains efficient and effective operations and service delivery.
The Office of the Internal Auditor is an independent unit within the Office of Institutional Integrity and Legal Affairs, with the Director of Internal Audit reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Integrity and Legal Affairs and General Counsel on a daily operational basis and directly to the Chair of the Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs (CARL) Committee of the Board of Trustees on a periodic basis.

Position Summary:

The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for administering the internal audit activity of the University by planning and conducting audits of academic and administrative departments and activities and developing a comprehensive and practical audit program for the University. In carrying out those responsibilities, the Director of Internal Audit partners with University leadership on risk management, compliance, and related functions, serves as a resource on matters of University policy and effective business practices, and provides services to University leadership that add value and promote the best interests of the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or other audit industry professional certification.
  • 7 years of internal audit experience, including at least 3 years of audit supervisory experience.
  • Experience identifying projects for audit plan and planning and executing internal audit engagements.
  • Thorough knowledge of theories, principles, and systems design related to organizational governance, risk management, and internal controls.
  • Extensive knowledge of internal audit techniques, practices, and procedures for conducting information system, financial, operational, compliance audits, and/or investigations.
  • Thorough understanding of GASB, FASB, and Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IIA Standards).

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

CPA, CIA, or another appropriate audit industry professional certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Knowledge and understanding of data analytics, including ability to compile, monitor and examine complex data and evaluate and interpret results.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in state-of-the-art audit software.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$120,000 - $130,000

Org #-Department:

General Counsel - 68901

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Key Responsibility:

Administrative Authority

Essential Tasks:

Maintain independence and objectivity of the Office of the Internal Auditor. Establish an annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology that considers risks/control concerns identified by management and addresses information security in accordance with UNC Policy 1400.2 and submit the audit plan to the Chancellor and the Compliance, Audit, Risk Management and Legal Affairs (CARL) Committee for review and approval. Determine the scope of each internal audit and submit reports that articulate the scope, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for corrective action, if any, for each internal audit engagement directly to the Chancellor. If applicable, determine follow-up audits to be conducted in cases of significant findings. Specific audit requests from the Chancellor and other top administrators are taken into consideration in the audit planning and timing. Demonstrate competency in recognizing challenges and unique risks, weaknesses, or inefficiencies and consults with leadership to achieve resolution. Keeps the Chancellor and the CARL Committee informed of emerging trends and issues that could impact the University.

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Essential Tasks:

Implement the approved annual internal audit plan, including special tasks or projects requested by management or the CARL Committee. Plan and conduct internal audits in accordance with professional standards. Ensure internal audit resources are appropriate and sufficient, audit objectives are met, and audits are completed efficiently. At the end of the audit cycle, provide the CARL Committee with a comparison of the annual internal audit plan to internal audits performed. Coordinate the self-assessment of internal controls for all areas of the University. Assist the external auditors relative to their NCAA review. Perform an investigative audit role in response to hotline calls to the University and/or the State concerning the University. Assist and/or conduct investigation of suspected fraudulent activities with the organization.

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Key Responsibility:

Audit Standards

Essential Tasks:

Continuous development and review of policies and procedures for internal audit program to ensure compliance with IIA Standards and other laws, rules, and regulations. Maintain and update policy manual, as needed. Enhancement of Quality Assurance Improvement Program (QAIP), including development of standard tools and templates for completing planning, fieldwork, and reports, use of checklists to ensure compliance with policy manual, performance and documentation of adequate supervision of audits, and conducting client surveys after completion of audits. Provide audit engagement oversight, including engagement work program approval, policy development and control over custody, access and retention of audit work papers and reports, development of criteria for communication of audit results, and establishment of appropriate follow-up processes to monitor and ensure that any management actions have been effectively implemented. Ensure Internal Audit Charter provides a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities and conforms with IIA Standards. Present the Internal Audit Charter to the Chancellor and the CARL Committee for review annually to confirm that it accurately describes the agreed-upon role and expectations.

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Key Responsibility:

Internal and External Contacts/Relationships

Essential Tasks:

Demonstrate exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. Report periodically to the Chancellor and CARL Committee regarding internal audit activities and performance relative to audit plan. Interact with all levels of University personnel, build working relationships and establish a network of organizational contacts. Develop understanding of departmental goals, standards, policies, and procedures and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with Risk Management, Legal Affairs, and other clients, staff, and management. Consult with experts in Finance and Administration, across the University, and across the State in addressing unusual and/or technical matters. Handle confidential and sensitive matters. Pursue professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships.

Physical Effort:

Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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