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Compliance Auditor I

University of Massachusetts
UMass President's Office

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Job no: 519715
Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass President's Office
Campus Location: Westborough
Department: University Auditor
Categories: Internal Audit
Advertised: Dec 12 2023 Eastern Standard Time
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Job Summary:

Under the guidance of Internal Audit Management and senior auditors, the Compliance Auditor I supports Internal Audit’s goals by taking part in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s compliance with policies and state and federal regulations, related operations and internal controls. Assignments will include, but not be limited to compliance and operational audits and investigations.

The Compliance Auditor I will be responsible for performing audit assignments in accordance with policies established by the University Board of Trustees, The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics (“Standards”), Internal Audit Policies and Procedures and applicable regulations.

Essential Functions:

  • With oversight and direction from senior staff and management, assist in research and the preparation of audit programs and audit procedures.
  • Participate in interviews with University personnel.
  • Interact with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Perform tests of internal controls and determines compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Follow-up on test exceptions to determine validity.
  • Organize workpapers to support conclusions.
  • Draft and review audit observations with senior auditors.
  • Follow-up on management’s action plans.
  • Keep abreast of institution policies and procedures, current developments in operations, regulations and auditing, as applicable.
  • Think critically and exercise professional skepticism, judgment and discretion.
  • Effectively learn the business of higher education via on the job training.
  • Manage time to efficiently work on, meet milestones and complete assignments within budgeted time.

Other Functions:

  • Perform special assignments and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, information technology or related discipline or equivalent.
  • 0-3 years of business experience
  • Possess ability to acquire, understand and utilize auditing methods, concepts, Standards and tools
  • Possess ability to understand regulations, policy and procedures
  • Inquisitive and can demonstrate analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Possess the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively communicate observations and conclusions
  • Work semi-independently and execute research using a variety of technical and manual tools
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience):

  • Auditing and or regulatory compliance experience
  • Familiar with Standards and working towards, or has attained an audit certification, e.g., CPA and CIA
  • Experience with electronic audit workpaper technology
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • ACL, SQL or other data mining experience
  • Higher education experience

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment
  • May require occasional in-state travel to all UMass campuses, the Boston central office and other University locations
  • May require periodic extended hours, nights and weekends, as necessary

Additional Details:

Salary commensurate with experience up to $65,000.


About the University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts has been providing high quality educational opportunities for Massachusetts residents and for students and faculty from all over the world for more than 140 years. With campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester, and a Central Services Facility in Shrewsbury, UMass offers a variety of opportunities in every region of the state.

The University also serves the broad interests of Massachusetts and its businesses and communities with initiatives in the areas of economic development, business and government partnerships, and international relations.

Mission Statement

The University's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Join a diverse and dynamic team of professionals and contribute to a rich history of public higher education in Massachusetts.  The University firmly supports the concept of equal opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status as it applies to his/her employment, admission to and participation in the University's programs and activities, provision of services, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.

University of Massachusetts System

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University of Massachusetts Medical School
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