Internal Auditor II

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

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of Internal Audit Management and senior auditors, the Auditor II 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, financial, operational, compliance and information technology audits.  The Auditor II will be responsible for performing complex audits and other projects in accordance with 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: 

  • Assist senior staff and management by performing research and preparing audit programs and testing requirements
  • With guidance from senior staff and management, independently perform audit procedures, including interviews with University personnel, process walkthroughs, and tests of internal controls and compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
  • Follow-up on test exceptions to determine validity
  • Analyze audit evidence and evaluate adequacy of controls
  • Organize workpapers to support conclusions
  • Draft audit observations, recommendations for improvement, audit reports and memos
  • Follow-up on management’s action plans
  • Interact with administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Perform special assignments and other duties as assigned
  • Keep abreast of institution policies and procedures, current developments in operations, regulations and auditing, as applicable
  • Provide guidance to junior staff

Other Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Perform other responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business or equivalent
  • 1 or more years of experience, to include audit experience and other related experience.
  • Pursuing CIA, CPA, CFE or other relevant audit certification
  • Have a working knowledge of the Standards
  • Practically apply auditing methods, concepts and tools
  • Identify and assess controls
  • Identify deviations from regulations, policy and procedures
  • Strong analytical skills and inquisitive
  • Think critically and exercise professional skepticism, judgement and discretion
  • Efficiently execute research
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effectively communicate observations and conclusions to Internal Audit Management and auditee
  • Excellent time management skill, possess the ability to effectively work on several assignments simultaneously
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and ability to drive

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attained CIA, CPA or other relevant certification
  • Experience with electronic audit work paper technology
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • ACL or other data mining experience
  • Higher education experience

Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment
  • May require occasional in-state travel to the other campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester.
  • May require periodic extended hours, nights and weekends, as necessary.

Additional Information:

  • Salary up to $70,000.00.

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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.