Washington State University - Pullman, WA

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The IT Auditor is a professional level auditor position responsible for audits and analysis at Washington State University with an emphasis on information technology. This position plans and conducts risk and control assessments of University information systems; assists in developing the annual audit plan; plans and performs risk-based audits to evaluate the security, integrity, and regulatory compliance of the administrative, academic and associated information systems of the university as well as perform audits of system applications and network infrastructure; and, communicate results to management.

Although supervision opportunities for this position are limited, this position serves as auditor-in-charge, and when serves in that role, may lead one or more auditors and will assist the Office in the design and performance of financial and operational audits and train audit staff on IT issues as appropriate. This position receives minimal supervision from the Director of the Office of Internal Audit and must use initiative and independent judgment, while following guidance and established practices and procedures.

Position Details:

Position Details Continued:

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related field and two (2) years of auditing or closely related experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Minimum/Required Qualifications continued:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, accounting or related financial discipline.

Three (3) years IT audit experience in a multi-platform environment with enterprise wide applications and IT security.

Technical competencies and working knowledge of information technology infrastructures, network operating environments, application systems, system development and information security management programs, active directory, best practices and standards, and a proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Knowledge of IT general control concepts and associated risks for information security.

Knowledge of internal audit and IT auditing standards and procedures.

Knowledge and experience in compliance auditing, grant and contract auditing, financial, management and technology controls.

Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential, including active listening skills, and verbal presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to interact independently and effectively with all levels of management.

Strong analytical skills, including collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with relational databases and ERP concepts.

Possess CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM or related certification or advanced degree.

Experience with higher education.

Internal audit experience.

People Soft experience.

Experience with systems administration experience on Windows and/or Unix operating systems and network systems.

Experience in using TeamMate.

Experience with ACL, IDEA, and/or SQL query.

Special Notification to Applicant
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to submit a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to this position.

Screening Begin Date:

Posting Close date

Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter

Background Check
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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