Under the direction of audit management, the Senior Auditor is responsible to assess, evaluate and make recommendations to management regarding the effectiveness of its risk management, governance, and the system of internal controls inherent in the processes and activities of the University. In this capacity, the Senior Auditor is familiar with the mission of the University, and generates value added recommendations that enhance the University's overall operations.
The Senior Auditor is expected to:
Assess risk, evaluate internal controls, review financial and operational systems, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures.
Perform audit engagements in compliance with the Institute of Internal Audit's (IIA) Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Develop an understanding of the University's various reporting tools and methods including business intelligence and;
Perform other special projects as assigned. The Senior Auditor is expected to produce timely and accurately completed audit work with properly supported results and conclusions and audit recommendations are well thought out and workable. The Senior Auditor should have a strong desire to put the auditee first with the goal of adding value to their processes; and remain a support to the auditee without compromising audit independence.
*Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field required. *Minimum of three years or more experience in public accounting, internal auditing, compliance, or related field. *Certification as CIA, CPA and\or CFE preferred or working towards. *Experience in higher education and\or sponsored research is desirable. *Experience with data mining tools such as Cognos, or ACL is desirable. *High professional standards with the ability to handle confidential information. *Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. *Strong analytical ability. *Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate with others in a wide variety of activities. *Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and guidelines. *Must demonstrate proven ability to interact with auditees of any level from all areas of campus as well as external contacts.
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Requisition Number: STFR004927
Internal Number: 57289
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.