Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Director, Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor I assists and in some instances leads in performing complex operational, financial and compliance audits of the University while maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards. Specific responsibilities of the Senior Auditor I include, but are not limited to: ?Attend and begin to facilitate planning meetings and accurately document discussion details, decisions and follow-up assignments. ?Perform or review research including internal or external data queries, financial and operational reports, interviews, information searches and other techniques. ?Prepare or review audit planning communications, risk control matrices, audit programs and other documents that adhere to existing templates; ?Prepare or review work papers showing results of audit assignments in accordance with standards set forth by IIA and the internal audit department; ?Prepare or review relevant questionnaires, interview auditees and perform walk-throughs of financial and operational functions. ?Identify, discuss and resolve exceptions with the assigned audit lead, audit management and/or auditee line management and prepare related documentation and presentations that adequately explain key auditor decisions, proposed findings, support and recommendations; ?Manage multiple assignments, multi-task and track and report progress to the Audit Lead/Audit Management; ?Create and/or assist in development of the audit risk control matrices, conceptual process flows, and questionnaires; ?Act as Audit Lead when assigned and supervise staff and audit planning, performance and reporting activities in a timely manner and in accordance with deadlines and department standards; ?Perform follow-up activities for audit issues; ?Participate in financial, operational and technology, controls management, risk assessment or other special projects as assigned by the Senior Audit Management Team.
General Minimum Qualifications: ?Bachelor's degree in information systems, auditing, accounting, business, finance, economics, engineering, public administration or equivalents required.
?At least four years related business experience, including at least one year of internal audit experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: ?CIA or CPA required; if has CPA but not CIA, must obtain Certified Internal Auditor status within 18 months of hire. ?Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques and to provide excellent attention to detail and adherence to instructions and procedures. ?Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication (including active listening) skills. ?Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the terminology, concepts and practices as well as the regulations, risks and controls inherent in higher education and healthcare finance, operations and technology. ?Must have demonstrated knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); ?Demonstrated planning and project management skills required, ?Demonstrated ability to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses, and present findings and recommendations. ?Must be able to work well with all levels of employees, multi-task, be flexible in nature, and use sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. ?Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality. ?International Travel (10-20%)
Preferred Qualifications: MA, MS, MBA a plus. Some supervisory experience desirable. Experience in higher education, health care or IT auditing preferred. Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel required. Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint required. Proficiency in Microsoft Access, SQL, ACL or similar applications a plus. Experience with Thompson Reuters Accelus or similar automatic work paper applications a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173259
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