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Associate Auditor

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Position InformationOverviewRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jerseys preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the states most comprehensive intellectual resourcethe flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the regions most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.Posting SummaryRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Auditor for Audit and Advisory Services. This position reports to the Audit and Advisory Managers, and is under the supervision of the Senior Auditors on assigned projects. The Associate Auditor position provides professional, independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve University units operations. The position assists units accomplish their mission and objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Performs audit, assurance, and investigative services that assist management accomplish program goals and objectives, comply with established rules and regulations, assure reliability and integrity of information, efficiency, and effectiveness of operations, and safeguard University assets.
  • Assists in planning assigned services, including: acquiring knowledge of clients organizational structure; policies, practices, and procedures; personnel and assigned job duties; physical facilities and security measures, communication and information flows, and documents.
  • Identifies existing administrative and accounting control systems.
  • Assists in evaluating clients control systems by identifying control strengths and weaknesses, documenting weaknesses as possible reportable findings.
  • Designs tests to validate control strengths.
  • Concludes on the reasonableness of controls.
  • Communicates with the assigned Senior Auditor(s) and AAS management throughout engagement to keep them apprised of progress, observations made, and recommendations under consideration.
  • Assists in drafting the formal report for review by the Audit and Advisory Services Manager(s), Director of AAS, and Chief Audit Executive (CAE), and issues to clients, senior management, and the Audit Committee of the Boards.
  • Complies with established Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards and departmental policies when performing this work.
  • Consults with University managers regarding risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • Monitors clients progress on corrective actions.
  • Partners with University leaders/management on committee and task forces.
  • Teaches internal control concepts and applications.
  • Contributes to the student internship program.
  • Supports Audit and Advisory Services Department operations.
  • Maintains quality and proficient services.BenefitsInformation about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: Education and Experience
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting or business related discipline. (i.e., Business/Public Administration, Finance).
    • A minimum of two (2) years professional audit experience.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Familiarity with large or complex business organizations.
      • Understand the components of sound risk management, control, and governance processes.
      • Possess knowledge of accounting and auditing principles.
      • Know and abide by the IIAs Professional Practice Standards in his/her day-to-day work.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of auditing techniques.
      • Keep abreast of breaking developments in accounting and auditing literature, as well as performing research through the auditors network of resources, for issues specifically addressing the university.
      • Have an understanding of management and control model principles.
      • Be aware of and understand the policies, rules, regulations, laws and statutes pertaining to their engagement.
      • Be analytical and observant.
      • Ability to interpret trends, relationships, and problems from financial and statistical data.
      • Ability to assess departmental operations from a procedural level, (where a clerk may not follow a designed task) to a university policy level, where recommendations. might be made to the Boards regarding new legislation affecting University governance.
      • Ability to apply accounting and auditing principles in all their engagements with university clients.
      • Ability to identify the appropriate audit technique for use depending on the circumstances of their assignment.
      • Be alert to conditions in systems, which demonstrate control strengths, disguise weaknesses, and present opportunities for fraud.
      • Exhibit teaching skills when working with student interns.
      • Satisfactory writing skills to write audit reports, memoranda, workpapers and other service communications.
      • Ability to capture business processes, information and communication flows and internal control systems of varying complexities for analysis and evaluation.
      • Excellent listener so engagements serve clients needs, while achieving the objectives of AAS and the university.
      • Ability to express himself/herself clearly and professionally in all communications.
      • Interpersonal skills are essential as the Associate Auditor meets and communicates with every level of the university community.
      • Value frequent communications with AAS management and subordinates, as well as clients.
      • Computer user literate to prepare reports, record project timekeeping, create spreadsheets and presentations, flowchart control systems, and utilize various analysis software.
      • Self-discipline to progress on concurrent work assignments and tasks.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality on all assignments and occasionally work under stressful conditions (i.e. investigations, politically charged issue).
      • Ability to take direction from the AAS management team and in-charge Senior Auditor.
      • Ability to facilitate complex discussions on control matters.
      • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid drivers license would be required for this position.Preferred Qualifications
        • Certification, or progress toward certification, as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is strongly preferred.
        • An advanced degree such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) is preferred.
        • Certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or as a Fraud Examiner (CFE) are also preferred.
        • Public presentation skills are also beneficial to this position.
        • Prior usage of audit management software (Pentana Audit, TeamMate, Auto Audit, etc.) is a plus.Physical Demands and Work Environment
          • Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing.
          • No special vision requirements.
          • Office environment.
          • Moderate noise.Special Conditions
            • Clean Driving Record
            • Multiple vacanciesRecruitment/Posting Title: Associate AuditorJob Category: Staff & Executive - Finance/Accounting/PurchasingDepartment: Audit and Advisory ServicesPosition Status: Full TimeFLSA: ExemptGrade: 05Position Salary: $58,549.00 - $74,109.00Annual Minimum Salary: 58549.000Annual Mid Range Salary: 74109.000Annual Maximum Salary: 89669.000Standard Hours: 37.50Union Description: Admin Assembly (MPSC)Payroll Designation: PeopleSoftTerms of Appointment: Staff - 12 monthPosition Pension Eligibility: ABPPosting Number: 20ST0493Posting Open Date: 02/14/2020Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New BrunswickHome Location Campus: Off CampusLocation Details: 33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

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