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Auditor - Hybrid Schedule

Internal Audit

Auditor - Hybrid Schedule

  • 531374
  • Manhattanville
  • Internal Audit
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 29 2022
  • Grade 12
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: 70,000 - 80,000

Position Summary

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


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

  • Attends planning meetings and accurately document discussion details, decisions, and follow-up assignments.
  • Performs research via internal or external data queries, running financial and operational reports, holding interviews, performing information searches, and other techniques.
  • Drafts initial audit planning communications and other documents that adhere to existing templates.
  • Performs fieldwork and prepare work papers showing results of project assignments in accordance with standards set forth by IIA and the Internal Audit department.
  • With initial guidance from the project Lead, initiate relevant questionnaires, interview stakeholders, and perform walk-throughs of financial and operational functions and activities.
  • Identifies and discusses exceptions with the assigned project lead, Internal Audit department management, and/or stakeholder line management and prepare related presentations that adequately explain key auditor decisions, proposed findings, support and recommendations.
  • Manages workload, multi-task and track and report progress to the Project Lead/ Internal Audit department management.
  • Completes assignments timely and in accordance with deadlines provided.
  • Assists in the development of risk control matrices, conceptual process flows, work plans and questionnaires.
  • Assists in follow-up on audit issues.
  • Participates in financial, operational, and technology, controls management, risk assessment or other special projects as assigned by the Audit Management Team.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree, (MA, MS, MBA ) preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, SQL, ACL or similar applications is a plus. 
  • Experience with Thompson Reuters Accelus or similar automatic work paper applications is a plus.

Other Requirements

  • Must currently have or obtain Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) status within 18 months of hire; 
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint;
  • 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;
  • Availability for International Travel (10-20%).

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