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Chief Audit Officer

Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Chief Audit Officer
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 270789
About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our diverse student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a diverse and stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our university's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (

Job Summary

The Chief Audit Officer position improves governance, risk management, compliance, and internal controls, and increases internal audit responsiveness to the Board of Regents and leadership. This position reports to the President of Georgia Gwinnett College and to the Vice Chancellor of Internal Audit, Ethics & Compliance and Chief Audit Officer of the University System of Georgia.


1 -
Performs annual institutional-wide risk assessment and generates comprehensive plan based on in-depth knowledge of functional areas within the college as well as risk management and appropriate mitigation processes. Audit areas include, but are not limited to financial, compliance, information technology, and operational internal audits.

2 -
Develops and implements overall audit program and specific plans for the College, many of which involve complicated financial processes. Responsible for performing full scope of the audit process from inception to conclusion. Analyzes and appraises complex operational processes and provides an objective opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations and notes any process improvement opportunities.

3 -
Provides information and sound recommendations to management, prepares written reports and works with management to obtain agreement on action plans to address audit issues; makes presentations to management, as needed.

4 -
Informs the President, the University System of Georgia Chief Audit Officer, and key institutional leaders of audit progress; manages the audit so that time is efficiently used, deadlines and budgets are met, and departmental quality assurance standards are maintained.

5 -
Performs consulting and audit testing to identify appropriate controls and key business risks; evaluates the adequacy of the controls designed to manage those risks; discusses strengths and opportunities for improvement with management and develops recommendations for improvement. Performs consulting engagements designed to assist management in the attainment of organizational objectives. Provides training to managers on internal controls, business risks, fraud and other related topics. Manages and/or conducts special/sensitive investigations as assigned.

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As the GGC administrator for the University System of Georgia Ethics and Compliance Hotline, responsible for managing reported institutional activity. Serves as designated liaison with the system office. Works with investigators to clear cases promptly. Adds investigative notes, comments, and attachments to the hotline cases. Investigates any reports of fraud, waste, or abuse.

7 -
Assists State Auditors, BOR Internal Auditors, and external auditors as needed. Implements strategic initiatives and direction as provided by the President or designee and the USG Chief Audit Officer.

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Coordinates GGC's Enterprise Risk Management activities.

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Performs other duties as assigned, including involvement with departmental and institutional improvement teams and task forces, training initiatives, and other program support activities.

Required Qualifications
  • 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or related field
  • 6-8 years of experience in auditing, higher education, information systems, and/or computer assisted audit technique
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards and techniques
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff and the public
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics and International Professional Practices Framework
  • Able to maintain positive team relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Works well under pressure, excellent time management and organization skills
Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email

Background Check

Position of Trust + Education

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

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