Senior Auditor - 22645BR

Senior Auditor

Internal Audit
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The KU Office of Internal Audit offers work-life balance, professional development opportunities, and value-driven work to serve the University of Kansas and greater Jayhawk community. We are seeking a performance-minded individuals with proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a complex operating environment. The senior auditor position is responsible for performing audits of the University of Kansas to ensure effectiveness of business processes, including internal controls, and efficiency of operations. Incumbents are expected to have internal audit or related experience in assessing organizational performance. Work assigned to incumbents is expected to be carried out with limited supervision and in conformance with professional standards. The complexity and size of audit assignments will vary significantly, but may include audits that are operational, compliance, financial, or IT in nature. Decisions regarding the scope of work performed, nature of testing completed, and the reporting disposition of results may be delegated to this position with oversight by the chief audit executive or director.

Disciplines considered relevant to this position including, but are not limited to, business or public administration, political science, statistics, economics, and the social sciences. Incumbents are expected to demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills and proficiency in data analysis, oral communication, and writing reports.

Job Description

70%- Schedule, manage, and perform project activities for multiple audit engagements in an effective and efficient, and timely manner and in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Specific duties include:
  • Assign audit tasks to team members and provide appropriate coaching and guidance to ensure timely and accurate completion
  • Develop and implement appropriate audit methodologies and tests to evaluate design and operating effectiveness of audited areas, including efficiency, effectiveness, mitigating controls, and procedures to remediate gaps
  • Conduct research on subject matters related to the audit
  • Understand relevant federal, state and University policies and procedures to assess compliance
  • Understand and document complex financial and business processes
  • Conduct interviews and meetings with audit clients and stakeholders to elicit useful, relevant, and reliable information
  • Review deliverables, audit work papers, and other supporting documentation and analysis for quality
  • Collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, extracting information that is significant to the audit
  • Develop and document findings, conclusions, and recommendations in an organized and useful manner
  • Draft or review work summaries and audit reports assuring sufficient clarity and conciseness, grammatical and spelling accuracy
  • Deliver informative, clear, and concise presentations to University managers and senior administrators
  • Provide timely review and feedback, both written and oral, on the work and work papers developed by other team members

15%- Demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and provide office wide support in one or more audit specialty areas, such as IT controls, statistical analysis, data analytics, forensic accounting, or other relevant fields of expertise needed to conduct a full-service audit program.

10%- Consult with managers at all levels of the University to help resolve issues as requested or as identified. Develop policy guidelines for management action and financial guidance on issues as needed or requested.

5%- Perform other related duties in support of the Office of Internal Audit.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in business, public administration or a related field and 3 years of related work experience OR a Master's degree in a related field and 2 years of related work experience.
  2. Previous work experience that required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as outlined in application materials.
  3. Previous work experience that required effective interpersonal and collaborative skills as outlined in application materials.
  4. Effective verbal and written communications skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in a related field.
  2. Certification CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or CGFM.
  3. Work experience in higher education or the public sector.
  4. Knowledge and experience with complex enterprise systems.

Contact Information to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Application review will begin Monday, July 18th and will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified.

Advertised Salary Range

$65,000 - $75,000

Work Schedule

8:00am - 5:00pm Monday- Friday
Up to 10% in state travel.

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Internal Audit
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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