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Senior Lead Auditor

Company: University Of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Apply now Job no: 523019
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Executive/Director/Management
Department: 01020000 - PR-OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT
Classification Title: Job Description: The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) supports the University's mission by providing objective and independent assurance, consulting, and investigative services to reduce risks and improve operations.The OIA invites applicants for the Senior Lead Internal Auditor position, which will be responsible for leading and executing complex-level audits and advisory projects. This position participates in evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of controls and identifies weaknesses, along with providing recommendations to mitigate those weaknesses for complex level audits. This position is required to be able to work under limited supervision.The Senior Lead Internal Auditor also coordinates, supervises, and conducts audit assignments. This may include leading audit teams and supervising the work of other professional staff on a project basis.Key Responsibilities:Perform internal audit work of a complex nature involving a high degree of problem solving and diagnostic responsibilities.Conduct audits and reviews of a high degree of complexity, including assessing risks, evaluating internal control design and effectiveness, developing and executing audit programs, work plans, resource budgets, and performing fieldwork, testing, and data analysis.Execute control design and operating effectiveness testing over areas that require a deeper understanding of the business or function under review as part of internal audit reviews and activities.Prepare work papers and reports consistent with audit plan procedures with a high level of technical and grammatical accuracy and structure. Adhere to the OIA procedures and applicable professional auditing standards.Supervise the audit and assign project tasks to staff and senior internal auditors who assist in performing analysis, critiques, and evaluations.Review documentation, results, and conclusions of tasks performed by staff and senior internal auditors, ensuring the success and professional standards of the assignment and the ongoing professional development of the individuals involved.Proactively develop staff and seniors through meaningful on-the-job training and prepare evaluations for staff and senior performances on the assignment.Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to staff and seniors.Develop meaningful recommendations for management to improve the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls and operations.Develop and maintain relationships with auditees at appropriate levels and commit to continually improving customer satisfaction.Stay abreast of general business/economic developments and new pronouncements /standards to understand their links and impact on the University's business.Use various data analysis techniques and innovative approaches to analyze performance and identify areas for improvement.Monitor work assignments to ensure timely completion and performance of quality assurance reviews of work papers and report drafts for completeness, accuracy and objectivity of audit reports and consistency with auditing standards.Frequently interact with the project team, internal and external functional peers, and auditee/senior management.Work autonomously or as part of a team to deliver a portfolio of internal audit projects within agreed timeframes.Aid management in understanding internal control weaknesses and how to enhance the effectiveness of operations through presentation and discussion of audit findings and practical value add recommendations.Provide frequent updates to OIA management on the status of assigned work, including immediate communication of any issues or challenges.Ensure that the internal audit quality assurance requirements, as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and related professional standards are followed, practiced, and support any independent external assessments.Maintain professional proficiency via continuing professional education, participating and presenting at professional associations, and keeping abreast of leading practices, industry trends, and emerging risks.Assist in the preparation of the annual risk assessment for audit planning purposes.Be a leading example of the principles and values embodied in the University's Code of Conduct and behave, act, and communicate at all times to reflect fairness, ethics, and professionalism.Participate in investigations as necessary.Perform other duties as assigned.Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.The University of Florida offers a generous benefits package that includes health, life, and dental insurance options, as well as vacation leave, sick leave, and personal days.Bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, or related field. Minimum of 6 plus years' experience with either a "Big 4" accounting firm, a mid-level accounting firm, and/or a mid to large corporation's internal audit department.Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other audit-related certification(s). Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in internal audit, consulting, public accounting, or risk management
  • Proven experience working with computer-aided auditing, continuous monitoring, and data analytical tools (Cognos, Power BI, Alteryx, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Experience in leadership and guidance to various audit and compliance activities and personnel on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the IIA, or willingness to learn them
  • Knowledge of and skills in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, management principles, and preferred business practices
  • Time management skills - the ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely mannerS
  • Superior problem solving, project management, team leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service focus, including the ability to manage potentially contentious interactions and the ability to strike a balance between oversight and getting buy-in from process owners
  • Highly-developed diagnostic and data analytics skills, with the demonstrated ability to utilize these skills in the conduct of audits within complex organizations
  • High-quality report writing skills
  • Proven personal characteristics, including flexibility, initiative/motivation, strong team-building and interpersonal skills, and the willingness to challenge the status quo and champion an improvement /innovation mindset
  • Working knowledge and experience with MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio and data analytic tools
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to high ethical and professional standards
  • High degree of personal integrity and sound judgment Special Instructions to Applicants: Hybrid work options may be available.This position may be filled at the Senior Internal Auditor II level based on the applicant's education and experience.To be considered, applicants must provide a resume.For initial inquiries, please contact Dhanesh Raniga at (352) 273-1886 or draniga@ufl.edu.Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. Health Assessment Required: No Advertised: 27 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: 06 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight TimeThe University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations,genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Keywords: University Of Florida, Gainesville , Senior Lead Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Gainesville, Florida

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