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Audit Manager, Internal Audit (Hybrid Schedule)

Internal Audit

Audit Manager, Internal Audit (Hybrid Schedule)

  • 530999
  • Manhattanville
  • Internal Audit
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 10 2022
  • Grade 14
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $90,000 -$110,000

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Internal Audit, the Audit Manager performs and frequently leads complex operational, financial, and compliance audits, analytics, and investigations (i.e. projects) of the University while maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards.  


Specific responsibilities of the Audit Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, designs, leads, and performs projects (audit, analytic, investigation) of various units of the University, in accordance with Internal Audit department or other standards as set forth by the IIA, ISACA, ACFE, and other relevant professional bodies.
  • Utilizes experience, external research, and internal sources (including internal or external data queries, financial and operational reports, interviews, information searches, and other techniques) to develop preliminary risk assessment, risk control matrices, conceptual process flows, project work plans, and questionnaires related to assigned projects and to understand the relationship to overall Columbia University environment (including industries of Healthcare, Academic Medicine and Research).
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the offices of Compliance, Security, Legal Counsel, and others where necessary.
  • Designs and delivers project communications, including project scope and objectives memoranda, risk control matrices, audit programs/project work plans and resource/time budgets, and other documents.
  • Prepares or reviews all project work paper types on a timely basis and show results in accordance with Internal Audit department and professional association standards.
  • Supervises the ac­tivities of other auditors desig­nated to assist in the projects assigned, and review their work, as needed.
  • Prepares or reviews relevant questionnaires, interview stakeholders and perform walk-throughs and relevant tests of financial and operational functions and activities.
  • Identifies, discusses and resolves exceptions with the assigned project lead, Internal Audit department management, and/or stakeholder line management and prepare related documentation and presentations that adequately explain key Auditor decisions, proposed findings, support, and recommendations including:
    • Determines, assesses and concludes on design effectiveness and operating adequacy of controls in place
    • Determines, assesses and concludes on predications and allegations
    • Participates in cross-functional discussions on existing process and control enhancement opportunities and provide related guidance on risk, control, fraud prevention, and process options
  • Collaborates with IS Auditors to identify and ensure coverage of touchpoints among projects occurring within other audit teams.
  • Manages multiple assignments, multi-task and track and report progress against project plans and budgets to Audit Management.
  • Reviews or prepares distributable quality draft reports for assigned projects (audit, analytics, investigations/internal controls), including proposed findings and recommendations.
  • Manages or performs follow-up activities for projects, including but not limited to audit issue tracking, analytics monitoring, and investigation closeouts.
  • The Audit Manager must proactively keep the Associate Director informed of the progress of projects.
  • Participates or leads in financial, operational, and technology controls management and risk assessment activities, including education and awareness presentations, IA website content development, annual University risk assessment, and audit plan creation process, audit universe projects.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of departmental work standards and procedures and leads elements of the departmental quality assurance program.
  • Other special projects as assigned by the Internal Audit Management Team.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, auditing, accounting, business, finance, economics, engineering, public administration, or equivalents 
  • A minimum of five years’ related business experience required, including at least three years from internal/external auditing.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Other Requirements

  • Must have at least one certification from CPA, CA, CFE, or CISA) and must currently hold or obtain Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) status within 18 months of hire.
  • Supervisory experience (minimum of one year) required.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the terminology, concepts, and practices as well as the regulations, risks, and controls inherent in higher education and healthcare finance, operations, and technology.
  • Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel   
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint 
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and techniques, and to evaluate information and draw logical conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports, memos, summaries, and analyses and to present and negotiate findings and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated planning and project management skills. 
  • In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work well with all levels of employees, but especially senior managers, 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 be a strong role model and coach and have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
  • Availability for annual international travel as needed is required.

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