University of Utah Job Description
Performs audits and special management studies by conducting independent reviews of University departments and functions. Prepares results of findings and recommendations for the president, the Board of Trustees, Commissioner of Higher Education, and members of the Board of Regents Audit Review Subcommittee.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); four years of professional business experience, with at least two years of professional auditing experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills required.
Master's Degree and/or professional certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor) preferred.
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 incumbent has the authority to independently make numerous judgments required during the performance of audit and analyst projects. These judgements may include designing and executing audit tests; determining the most efficient methods of applying audit techniques; determining test results and the corresponding audit conclusions; identifying areas of weakness; and developing sound audit recommendations. Maintaining the technical expertise to effectively evaluate the activities of a wide variety of departments is one of the most challenging elements of this position. This requires constant development of knowledge regarding computer information systems, effective business practices, applicable laws and policies (state law, Board of Regents policies, University policies), accounting procedures, and desirable internal controls in a variety of business settings.
The incumbent is also given considerable freedom to schedule and coordinate assigned projects, and control through completion. He/she also has the authority to recommend personnel actions pertaining to assistant internal auditors.
The scope of individual audits includes testing and evaluation of controls over all applicable funds, including payroll. The funds reviewed and tested range into the millions for most audits.
This position involves a wide range of activities including planning and executing audit and analyst projects, discussing audit issues with various administrators, analyzing accounting and other financial information, evaluating policies and procedures, gathering information through interviews and observation, computer data retrieval and analysis, etc.
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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