Senior Auditor

New Haven, New Haven County
Jul 15, 2014
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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

STARS Requisition Number 26324BR
Department Auditing
University Job Title Auditor
Posting Position Title Senior Auditor
Bargaining Unit None
Job Category Managerial & Professional
Type of Employment Full Time
Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade 24
Work Location Central Campus
Worksite Address 25 SP
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Position Focus: Evaluates administrative and financial internal controls throughout the University for compliance with University policies, procedures, Yale Standards of Business Conduct and applicable state and federal regulations.
Department URL Address: Click here for more information
Principal Responsibilities 1. Plans, organizes and executes internal operational, risk based and financial audits; conducts interviews of department personnel in order to gain an understanding of processes. Documents and verifies internal control procedures. Utilizes sample selections to walk through transactions to assure internal control processes are operating as intended and risks are mitigated to an acceptable level for the University. Electronically documents audit results and findings in accordance with Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) standards 2. Develops and communicates verbal and written findings and recommendations in order to reduce potential risks to an acceptable level. Utilizes IIA standards to document findings including, Criteria, Condition, Cause, Effect and Recommendation. Works with Management to develop solutions and action plans to address areas requiring improvement. Acts as a catalyst for identifying root causes and constructive changes to administrative systems and control procedures. 3. Maintains communication with client in order to verify remediation of audit findings are performed timely as documented in Management Responses of audit reports. 4. As a governance partner with management, influences the development of policies and procedures for the University through the effective presentation of the audit results. 5. Conducts confidential investigative audits and other special assignments. 6. Continually acts as a catalyst to enhance risk based audit programs as regulatory requirements change impacting changes to policies and procedures. Researches audit related topics and issues using web based tools that provide access to information available from state and federal agencies, higher education industry groups, professional organizations and other authoritative sources. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or business administration and three years of related professional experience in either a public or internal audit environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting and audit principles.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other computer-based accounting and financial applications.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations applicable to higher education and non profit organizations.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Proven analytical, financial analysis and research skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience conducting risk based or operational audits and knowledge of the University's policies, procedures and financial systems.
Weekend Hours Required? No
Evening Hours Required? No
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All External candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.