Internal Auditor I

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass President's Office
Campus Location: South St Shrewsbury
Department: University Auditor
Categories: Business & Financial Services, Information Technology, Accounting and Finance
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

Job Summary:

Under the guidance of Internal Audit Management and senior auditors, the Staff Auditor 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 Staff Auditor will be responsible for performing audit assignments in accordance with standards accepted and established by the University Board of Trustees, 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:

  • With oversight and direction from senior staff and management, assist in research and the preparation of audit programs and audit procedures
  • Participate in interviews with University personnel
  • Interact with administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Perform tests of internal controls and determines compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures
  • Follow-up on test exceptions to determine validity
  • Organize workpapers to support conclusions
  • Draft and review audit observations with senior auditors
  • Follow-up on management’s action plans
  • Keep abreast of institution policies and procedures, current developments in operations, regulations and auditing, as applicable
  • 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):

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, information technology or related discipline
  • 0-2 years of business experience
  • Possess ability to acquire, understand and utilize auditing methods, concepts, Standards and tools
  • Possess ability to understand regulations, policy and procedures
  • Inquisitive and can demonstrate analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Possess the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively communicate observations and conclusions
  • Work semi-independently and execute research using a variety of technical and manual tools
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel

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

  • Auditing experience
  • Familiar with Standards and working towards, or has attained an audit certification, e.g., CPA and CIA
  • Experience with electronic audit workpaper technology
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • ACL 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 Details:

Salary Range: $50,000-$65,000.  Final salary offer commensurate with experience. 

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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.