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Internal Auditor

Lee College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Internal Auditor

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: FY2300125
Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
Division: Finance & Administration

Position Overview

The Internal Auditor is responsible for participating in or leading complex financial, operational, and compliance audits. Plans, prioritizes, manages, and performs multiple projects and tasks. This position has high visibility and exposure and is directly accountable to the President of the college. Incumbent must be able to influence and advocate recommendations to management for the areas examined.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs internal audit projects per approved audit plan in accordance with professional standards; plans projects appropriately, including determining objectives, scope and criteria; gathers sufficient, reliable and relevant evidence from individuals or systems, documents the conditions noted and the related findings, analyses the information/data so that conclusions can be reached, develops actionable recommendations for improvement, compliance, or resolution.
  • Prepares audit reports for review and issuance by the President.
  • Performs internal quality assessment reviews for projects, as assigned.
  • Works as a team member or individually in conducting audit projects.
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external contacts, utilizing excellent interpersonal and communication skills; responsible for following up on the status of management's corrective action plans.
  • Assists in performing a comprehensive, annual, system-wide risk assessment and in developing an annual audit plan based on risk assessment.
  • Performs special projects as necessary, including investigations of complaints/allegations analyzing confidential and sensitive information.
  • Directs and assists external consultants and auditors as needed.
  • Keep abreast of industry practices, rules, and regulations related to the internal auditing profession.

  • Additional Duties & Responsibilities

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five (5) years of full-time experience in auditing, including four (4) years of supervisory or project management experience
  • Advanced knowledge and practice of the governmental general accepted auditing standards (GAAS), International Professional Practices Framework, accounting and auditing pronouncements, and the Committee of Sponsoring (COSO) internal controls framework, and fraud deterrence guidance
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, or standards that affect students, employees, or vendors, including Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, Project Management Body of Knowledge, federal and state laws, regulations and rules, and various government and higher education industry standards or best practices, such as the Texas Administrative Code
  • Skill in using information technology hardware/devices, Microsoft products, and project management tools, and knowledge of and skill in using data mining/analysis software to extract and report information
  • Knowledge of how routine business processes should be integrated with administrative system functions, such as PeopleSoft, etc.
  • Interpersonal skills to achieve desired outcomes with the Lee College staff, faculty, and leadership at all levels, as well as with students, vendors, and other external agencies, etc.
  • Skill in identifying problems and formulating actionable recommendations for process improvements or for problem resolution
  • Excellent negotiating, advocating, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to display personal initiative and to adapt, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information dealing with students, employees, and vendors to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to influence and advocate recommendations to management for the areas examined
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred

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    The College and the Community

    Established in 1934, Lee College is a comprehensive community college offering university transfer programs, career and technical education, corporate and continuing education, and academic development.

    Lee College is a vibrant, continuously evolving, mid-sized institution serving an industrial community. The college is located in Baytown, Texas, approximately 30 miles east of Houston. The third largest city in the Houston metropolitan area, Baytown has a diverse population of more than 60,000. It is a prosperous community that offers a competitive cost of living, a variety of employment opportunities, and a strong tax base provided by corporations such as ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, and Bayer.

    Lee College at a Glance

    • Fifth in the U.S. for associate degrees awarded in science and technologies
    • Fourth in the U.S. For associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students
    • Achieving the Dream Leader college
    • Ranked among top 10 percent of community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute for two consecutive years
    • More than 130 degrees and certificates offered
    • 30 student organizations in 2012-20123
    • Nationally recognized honors program
    • First community college in the nation to receive Kresge Foundation Grant
    • 2012-2013 NJCAA Region XIV men’s basketball champs
    • Clinton Climate Initiative college
    • The ExxonMobil Process Technology Program

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