Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Sep 4 2020 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
Reporting to the WKU Board of Regents, the Director of Internal Audit performs a wide variety of duties and responsibilities related to oversight of the University's internal audit function. The Director follows professional standards for independence and objectivity to develop systems and risk management processes intended to protect the University fiscal and operational integrity.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Develop, implement, and maintain internal audit processes and procedures in accordance with internal auditing standards.
Develop and conduct the university's annual enterprise risk assessment.
Prepare and present audit reports to President's Cabinet and Board of Regents.
Develop and execute a comprehensive audit work plan.
Provide support and resources to the campus community to promote fraud awareness.
Investigate allegations of fiscal misconduct and related policy violations.
Develop and conduct departmental risk assessments and work with departments to implement appropriate internal, process controls and other safeguards to protect the university's financial integrity.
Adhere to strict standards for confidentiality and discretion to appropriately protect employees and the university.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Advanced knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word
Advanced abilities in analytical and critical thinking
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Practice the highest levels of integrity, professionalism and accountability
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field considered appropriate for the position
Completion of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation within 3 years of employment; maintain Certification thereafter
Seven years of experience in auditing, accounting or related field of work
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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