Senior Internal Auditor

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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, Internal Audit, Accounting/Finance/Budget
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
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Position Summary:

The Senior Auditor supports Internal Audit’s goals by performing risk assessment, planning and 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, consulting services and internal investigations.

The Senior Auditor is responsible for performing complex audit assignments and other projects in accordance with policies established by the University Board of Trustees, The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards and Code of Ethics, Internal Audit Policies and Procedures and applicable other standards and regulations. 

Essential Functions:

  • With Internal Audit Management, determine audit scope, objectives and key risks
  • Independently plan all aspects of audits, including preparing 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
  • Lead audit fieldwork and provide guidance to staff
  • Follow-up on test exceptions to determine validity
  • Analyze audit evidence and evaluate adequacy of controls
  • Organize workpapers to support conclusions
  • Prepare audit observations and recommendations for improvement
  • Communicate scope, objectives, audit observations and conclusions to IA and University Management
  • Draft audit reports and memos
  • Follow-up on management’s action plans
  • Interact and consult with administrators, faculty, and staff, and with external audit firms and agencies and law enforcement as needed
  • Perform consulting and special assignments as assigned by Internal Audit Management
  • Investigate allegations of financial fraud, waste and abuse among other allegations received by or referred to Internal Audit
  • Participate in interviews as part of investigations into allegations of fraud
  • Manage time to efficiently work on, meet milestones and complete several assignments simultaneously within budgeted time
  • Keep abreast of institution policies and procedures, current developments in IT and auditing, as applicable
  • Provide guidance to junior staff
  • Efficiently execute research
  • Think critically and exercise professional skepticism, judgment and discretion
  • Effectively learn the business of higher education via on the job training

Other Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of audit experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related discipline
  • Pursuing CIA, CPA, CFE or other relevant audit certification
  • Possess knowledge of the Standards and ability to apply various audit methods, concepts, and tools
  • Understands concepts, practices and controls
  • Two years or more of experience writing audit reports
  • Strong analytical skills and inquisitive
  • Ingenuity and persistence to obtain information not readily available with an eye for detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attained CIA, CPA, CFE or other relevant audit certification
  • Experience with electronic audit workpaper technology
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • ACL experience
  • Higher education experience
  • Experience leading fraud investigations and interviewing personnel

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 will be commensurate with experience up to $99,000.

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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.