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  • Requisition no: 502553
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Manhattanville
  • School/Department: Internal Audit
  • Grade: Grade 12
  • Categories: Finance/Accounting
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Internal Audit, the Auditor assists in performing operational, financial and compliance audits of the University while maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards. 


  • Specific responsibilities of the Auditor include, but are not limited to:  

    • Attend planning meetings and accurately document discussion details, decisions and follow-up assignments.
    • Perform research via internal or external data queries, running financial and operational reports, holding interviews, performing information searches and other techniques.
    • Prepare audit planning communications and other documents that adhere to existing templates.
    • Prepare work papers showing results of audit assignments in accordance with standards set forth by IIA and departmental standards.
    • With initial guidance from the Audit Lead, prepare relevant questionnaires, interview auditees and perform walk-throughs of financial and operational functions.
    • Identify and discuss exceptions with the assigned audit lead, audit management, and/or auditee line management and prepare related presentations that adequately explain key auditor decisions, proposed findings, support and recommendations.
    • Manage workload, multi-task and track and report progress to the Audit Lead/ Audit Management.
    • Complete assignments timely and in accordance with deadlines provided.
    • Assist in development of the audit risk control matrices, conceptual process flows, and questionnaires.
    • Assist in follow-up on audit issues.
    • Participate in financial, operational and technology, controls management, risk assessment or other special projects as assigned by the Audit Management Team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, auditing, accounting, business, finance, economics, engineering, public administration or equivalents required.  At least three years’ experience in internal auditing or similar related business experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA, MS, MBA a plus.  Proficiency in Microsoft Access, SQL, ACL or similar applications a plus. Experience with Thompson Reuters Accelus or similar automatic work paper applications a plus.

Other Requirements

  • Must currently have or obtain Certified Internal Auditor status within 18 months of hire.  Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel required. Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint required.  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 risks inherent in technology.  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%)

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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