University of Utah Job Description
This position is responsible for performing a full range of audit tasks and special projects in diverse and complex operational and functional areas. This position works independently, but under the direction of the Audit Manager and in accordance with professional and University standards. The Internal Auditor may serve as an expert in assigned areas which include, but are not limited to, assisting in determining audit scopes and approaches, and reviewing and testing financial, business, or IT related controls and documentation.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, information systems, business, health science, or a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) is required; Understanding of audit risks, general accounting principles, and strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; Familiarity with and the ability to effectively use standard office equipment and software, and; Knowledge of standard and specialized rules and regulations, applicable tax laws, and other auditing control disciplines as well as effective time management and organizational skills are also required.
There are three levels in the Internal Auditor position. The level two position requires an additional two years of professional auditing experience. The senior level position requires five years of professional auditing experience above the minimum qualification and current CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or other related certification.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The Internal Auditor makes recommendations to reduce risk or improve operations while ensuring that work is performed in compliance with audit procedures and properly documented and supported. Challenges include balancing available resources against potential costs, inefficiencies, or other conditions requiring corrective action. Incumbents in this position must maintain effective working relationships with Departments under potentially adversarial conditions. Maintaining sufficient technical expertise regarding business and management practices, laws and regulations, and information technology is essential in the performance of the duties.
This position requires developing positive and collaborative business partnerships with University departments under potentially adversarial conditions. Incumbents are expected to work independently, make decisions, and formulate recommendations based on logical reasoning, taking costs and benefits into consideration.
Guidelines have been established for three Internal Auditor levels. Initial placement or advancement is dependent upon auditing experience and skill level. Skill level will be determined through a possible combination of interviews, skills assessment, and reference checks.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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