Campus: Stockton Posting Number: 201301430P Full or Part Time: Full Time Open Date: 08/10/2018 Open Until Filled: Yes
Work Schedule Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines. Position is eligible for flex-time and hours may be modified with approval of flex time proposal. Some in-state travel required.
Primary Purpose Senior IT Internal Auditor position is responsible for performing or supervising full scope auditing and advisory services, primarily IT related. At times, audits may encompass financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, and effectiveness reviews as a service to management according to professional auditing standards. Auditor would be responsible for assisting and advising Director of Internal Audit and others in management with objective, timely and accurate analyses, recommendations, counsel and information concerning University activities and compliance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures including federal, state or other regulations, and standard accounting practices as well as IT best practices.
Essential Functions 1. Performs risk assessments of IT areas of the University to assist Director of Internal Audit with annual audit plan. 2. Plans the scope of the audits, prepares the audit programs, and determines the appropriate auditing procedures and examination techniques to be applied in compliance with established guidelines and principles of auditing. 3. Performs and directs audit assignments which involve contacting operating personnel, conducting fieldwork, preparing workpapers, drafting reports, and following up on observations and recommendations. 4. Researches and analyzes University policy and procedures, accounting principles, governance practices, and regulatory obligations to evaluate compliance with laws, policies, procedures and regulation, and evaluates audit related documentation as a basis for an objective opinion on the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and the adequacy of internal control. 5. Researches and analyzes IT control frameworks and best practices as a basis for an objective opinion on the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and the adequacy of internal control. 6. Prepares and organizes audit workpapers that adequately support audit conclusions and recommendations and which adhere to prescribed internal auditing standards for workpaper content and presentation. 7. Directs, counsels and instructs auditors assigned to assist on audit projects and review their work for technical proficiency, reasonableness and adequacy of documentation. 8. Makes oral presentation to auditees and other campus administrators during and at the conclusion of the audit covering the results of the audit and recommendations for corrective action. 9. Exercises independent decision making and professional judgment in assessing the level of risk in findings and appropriate recommendations to remediate identified issues. 10. Prepares formal written reports covering the results of assigned audit projects and participates in report reviews with auditees and campus management. 11. Conducts or assists in fraud investigations requiring strict confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive personnel situations. 12. Works closely with Pacific Technology to assess IT risks for the University and co-source IT audit engagements.
Marginal Functions: 1. Prepares or assembles audit workpapers and reports for use by the External Auditors in conducting the audit of the University's financial statements. 2. Presents training programs and acts as consultant to individuals regarding control issues for financial and administrative systems and aid in developing efficient and effective control systems as assigned. 3. Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers. 4. Contributes to the overall success of the University by working as a team member or independently on audits and special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 5. Maintains currency of all certifications and maintains knowledge of new technology, changing control risks, and related control techniques through appropriate continuing professional education.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience/Certifications: A Bachelors degree in information systems, computer science or related field. Three (3) years experience in formal IT auditing, including areas of logical security, network security, change management, problem management, physical security, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, data privacy, and application controls. Strong understanding of the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Center for Internet Security (CIS), and/or Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise: Professionalism, initiative, and objectivity under all circumstances. Advanced knowledge of theories and systems of internal controls (financial, management, and information systems), financial analysis, auditing practices and procedures, and legal compliance. Excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve audit objectives on multiple, complex projects running simultaneously and complete projects by required due dates. Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to analyze data with professional skepticism. Excellent oral and written communication skills including proven ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports to senior management, articulate complex and/or technical issues to various levels of university stakeholders, and handle sensitive discussions.
Preferred Qualifications Certification as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or equivalent. Certification as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Experience related to Internal Auditing, IT Auditing, Compliance, or Governance. Strong knowledge of IIA Core Principles, Standards, and Code of Ethics. Experience with data analysis tools (IDEA, ACL, etc.)
Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional to frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines. Position is eligible for flex-time and hours may be modified with approval of flex time proposal. Some in-state travel required. Valid driver's license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University's fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business.
The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
AA/EEO Policy Statement University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
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