Audit Professional

Audit Professional

University of California Office of the President


Requisition Number: 20180239

Appointment Type: Staff - Career

Personnel Program: MSP

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Percentage of Time: 100

Organizational Area: SVP - Compliance & Audit

Location: Oakland, CA

Posting Salary: Recommended hiring range is $115,000 to $125,000, commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:
Under direction of the Systemwide Deputy Audit Officer, responsible for planning and performing audits, advisory services, and investigations at all levels of complexity, and communicating the results to University leadership and management through verbal presentations and written reports.

Independently assist the Systemwide Deputy Audit Officer with projects including preparation of reports for the Regents, planning and carrying out Audit Services initiatives to support the continued improvement of the UC Audit Program and performing other systemwide internal audit duties and functions as required.

Special Conditions of Employment:
Travel outside of normal business hours

Other Special Conditions of Employment:

Job Close Date: 6-14-2018


Duty 1: Under general direction, plans and conducts a variety of financial, compliance, operational, and IT/integrated audits at the Office of the President and at the campuses within established standards. Uses original and professional approaches and techniques to solve the most difficult problems with multiple variables. Responsibilities include research and analyzing University policy and procedures, preparing risk assessments, determining the appropriate auditing procedures, designing effective audit programs, conducting fieldwork, evaluating internal controls, and drafting audit reports that include recommendations for improving operations and internal controls.

Makes oral presentations to management at the beginning, during, and at the conclusion of the assignment, including discussing deficiencies and recommendations for corrective action to improve operations and strengthen controls.

Prepares formal written reports covering the results of audit efforts for review by management and discusses the reports with appropriate Office of the President or campus administrators.

Provides consultation services to the Office of the President and the campuses involving a wide range of activities.

Assist the Systemwide Deputy Audit Officer in reviewing audit workpapers on selected projects.
Percent: 50

Duty 2: Independently assists the Systemwide Deputy Audit Officer with a variety of projects and initiatives that will support the continued improvement of the overall systemwide internal audit program, including:
- Coordination of the annual systemwide audit risk assessment and planning process
- Coordination and development of systemwide audit training
- Preparation of quarterly and annual systemwide audit reports to the Regents and senior leadership
- Promotion and facilitation of cross-campus collaboration, knowledge sharing and standardization of audit methods, techniques and technology
- Coordination of systemwide audits
- Maintenance of Internal Audit Manual and other guidance
- Coordination of external audit activity

Performs special projects as requested by the Systemwide Deputy Audit Officer
Function:Coordination of Audits
Percent: 40

Duty 3: Independently assist the Director of Investigations in responsibilities under the University's Whistleblower Program to including conducting investigations in a timely and appropriate manner. Develop investigation reports consistent with established procedures and standards.
Function:Completing Investigations
Percent: 10

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or related field and five or more years auditing experience (including experience performing internal audits) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to solve complex problems with multiple variables.

Thorough knowledge of and experience applying auditing theory and practice, including auditing standards (IIA), systems of internal control, finance and accounting principles and information technology controls.

Ability to perform, under general direction, standard and advanced audit procedures: assessing risk, designing efficient and effective tests, research and analysis of laws and regulations, extraction and analysis of data, and development of practical recommendations to improve compliance, business functions and controls. Able to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of audit assignments.

Ability to independently communicate audit results, both verbally and in writing, so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient.

Excellent professional judgment to design effective risk-based audit programs for assigned audits and to contribute to annual risk assessment and plan development process.

Project management and organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to set clear goals and objectives, develop realistic timelines, quickly and efficiently prioritize one's own workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple projects and changing priorities.

Excellent interpersonal skills to build productive working relationships with auditees and UCOP/campus management.

Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CFE and/or CISA)

Experience developing queries and conducting data analysis using commercial audit software such as ACL, IDEA and other computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) strongly preferred.

College and university auditing experience and/or healthcare auditing experience.

Experience in conducting workplace misconduct investigations.

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About us
The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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