Internal Auditor III

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass President's Office
Department: University Auditor
Categories: Internal Audit
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of Internal Audit Management and senior staff, the Internal Auditor III supports Internal Audit’s goals by taking part in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s operations, compliance with policy and regulations, and systems of internal control.  Assignments will include, but not be limited to, conducting financial, operational and compliance audits and internal investigations.

The Auditor III will be responsible for performing more complex audits and other projects 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, Internal Audit Policies and Procedures and applicable regulations. 

Essential Functions:

  • With guidance from management, develop audit plans, including audit programs, testing and reporting
  • Independently perform audit procedures, including interviews with University personnel, tests of internal controls and compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
  • Analyze processes and audit evidence and evaluate adequacy of controls
  • Identify deviations from regulations, policy and procedures
  • Follow-up on test exceptions to determine validity
  • Organize workpapers to support conclusions
  • Effectively communicate observations and conclusions to Internal Audit management and auditee
  • Help senior staff draft audit observations and recommendations for improvement for audit reports and memos
  • Interact with administrators, faculty, and staff, and with external audit firms and agencies, as needed
  • Follow-up on management’s action plans
  • Keep abreast of institution policies and procedures, current developments in auditing, as applicable
  • Efficiently execute research
  • Provide guidance to junior staff
  • 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):

  • Three or more years of audit experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related discipline
  • Pursuing CIA, CPA or other relevant audit certification
  • Have a working knowledge of the Standards
  • Practically apply auditing methods, concepts and tools
  • One year or more of experience documenting audit observations, risks and recommendations
  • Strong analytical skills and inquisitive
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint

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

  • Attained CIA, CPA or other relevant audit certification
  • Experience with electronic audit workpaper technology
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • ACL experience
  • Higher education experience

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to independently travel to all UMass campuses, the Boston central office and other University locations
  • Typical office environment
  • May require occasional hours on nights and weekends

Additional Information:

Salary Range up to $80,000.00

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.