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Dir/internal audit

Company Name:
Central Michigan University
Position Summary
The director manages a broad comprehensive program of internal auditing within the university in conducting or co-sourcing financial, compliance, operations and information system audits as well as consulting and special project engagements. Responsibilities include providing management with independent analyses and evaluations of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls; the reliability and integrity of financial information; compliance with policies and procedures; and the efficient use of resources in order to add value and assist all levels of administration in achieving university goals and objectives. The director reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and administratively to the President.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
Earned certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience with an emphasis on auditing, accounting, business analysis, or information systems.
Demonstrated skill in leadership, supervision and teamwork.
Excellent time management skills; multi-task experience with ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills that project a positive image.
Ability to interact effectively with management at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Exercises good judgment, with integrity, and observes ethical standards ensuring objectivity and independence.
Discharges professional responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence in accordance with the standards established for the profession.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree such as MBA or related field.
Familiarity and work experience with higher education.
Familiarity and work experience with SAP.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plans and executes a broad risk-based audit plan for evaluating the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with established policies, procedures, and state and federal regulations, and good business practices.
Establishes and implements departmental policies for the auditing activity including maintenance of automated workpaper systems and automated analysis tools.
Establishes and directs a program for motivating, training and developing staff to ensure competent, thorough and consistent audit testing. Establish and maintain a quality assurance program to evaluate the operations of the department and assess performance of staff members.
Makes periodic reports to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees as to the status of the audit plan.
Communicates the results of audits, projects, and actions taken by management to the Audit Committee and to senior administration by preparing internal audit reports that include audit findings and recommendations.
Recommends improvements, based on audit results, in effectiveness and efficiency of university activities and units, as well as identify where existing procedures should be modified or new ones written.
Assists external auditors, state and federal auditors as required.
Keeps abreast of current developments in auditing, accounting, regulatory requirements, information technology, and management techniques to maintain technical competence and to ensure review procedures are updated accordingly and emerging risks appropriately considered.
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Continually ensures reviews adapt to changing professional requirements as well as changing areas of university priority/concern.
Consults, as requested, with academic and administrative units on internal control aspects of business practices and policy, and procedure development, implementation and monitoring.
Performs special audits and/or other investigations or special assignments as directed by the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and the President.
Establishes and administers the university's anonymous misconduct reporting program.
Meets with the President and with the Audit Committee with an appropriate discussion of significant issues and risks.
Contributes to the overall success of the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Position Number: 61400
Type of Recruitment: External
Position Title: DIR/INTERNAL AUDIT
Position Summary: The director manages a broad comprehensive program of internal auditing within the university in conducting or co-sourcing financial, compliance, operations and information system audits as well as consulting and special project engagements. Responsibilities include providing management with independent analyses and evaluations of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls; the reliability and integrity of financial information; compliance with policies and procedures; and the efficient use of resources in order to add value and assist all levels of administration in achieving university goals and objectives. The director reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and administratively to the President.
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level: 5
Pay Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Division: President
Department: Internal Audit
Position Status: Regular
Employment Status: Full-Time
FTE: 1.0
Position Type: 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, 8a-5p; evenings and weekends as necessary
At Will?: Yes
Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Posting Begins: 12/21/2014
Posting Ends: 01/11/2015
Open Until Filled: No

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