Institutional Support (Internal Auditor)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Appropriated funds. Position to begin approximately August 2013.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual internal audit plan in addition to the performance and completion of all audit engagements included in the plan.
  • Prepares reports and other deliverables that effectively communicates audit engagement objectives, findings, observations, recommendations, etc.
  • Proactively communicates with supervisors and constituents regarding engagement status, issues, findings, etc.
  • Assists in the staffing and scheduling of all audit engagements.
  • Assists in the presentation of reports and other deliverables to the Board of Regents and its Standing Committees.
  • Adheres to the Charter of the Office of Internal Audit of the University of Hawai‘i.
  • Provides independent and objective assurance (financial, operational, and compliance audits, and investigations) and consulting services conducted in a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate, add value and improve the University operations.
  • Supervises, coordinates and conducts the following types of assurance services: financial audits attesting to the fairness, accuracy and reliability of financial data; operational audits to evaluate an area, department, or functional operation related to the adequacy and effectiveness of controls designed to manage risks and determine if management’s goals and objectives are being attained; compliance audits to address adherence to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and investigations related to incidents of possible fraud or misappropriation of University assets.
  • Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of internal control questionnaires and audit programs specifying audit procedures to be performed.
  • Reviews and makes independent and objective evaluations of the effectiveness of accounting controls and operating business practices.
  • Develops findings and recommendations resulting from the performance of assurance and consulting services and communicates (written and verbally) the findings and recommendations to various levels of management.
  • Performs follow-up procedures to evaluate corrective actions that have been taken on internal and external audit issues reported in previously completed audit reports.
  • Assists independent certified public accountants in the performance of external audits.
  • Supervises and reviews the work of subordinates and/or student assistants under their direction.
  • Provides constructive feedback to subordinates, administrative personnel and/or student assistants under their direction.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in business administration with major in accounting from an accredited college or university and 6 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for accounting and/or auditing (public accounting or internal auditing) of which 2 years must have been in a supervisory or project management capacity and a valid CPA or CIA certificate; or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of developing and emerging concepts, principles and methodologies of the assigned area of auditing standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of principles, theories, federal and state laws and systems associated with auditing governmental entities and colleges and universities.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand problems from a broad interactive perspective and use reasoning to discern underlying principles and issues when problem solving, and apply creative thinking to resolve problems in new and unprecedented approaches.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal competence in presenting ideas, concepts and models clearly using persuasion and negotiation to build consensus and cooperation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the following areas: auditing standards generally accepted in the U.S including Governmental Auditing Standards and the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 and accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. including the authoritative literature issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Ability to manage diverse personalities and establish & maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, external auditors, and constituents to complete projects in an efficient time-controlled manner, while being sensitive to budget constraints.
  • Knowledge of information system audits as they relate to the internal controls (general controls and application controls) of automated information systems and the impact to the organization.
  • Ability to develop audit approaches and programs in addition to performing audit procedures that can be relied upon by external auditors when assisting in the performance of external audits.
  • Ability to support and contribute to a positive team environment and identify methods for improved coordination of efforts and utilization of personnel.
  • Ability to identify ways to capture, analyze and translate complex data and information in a clear, concise, and accurate manner for purposes of making recommendations in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Ability to manage and supervise multiple projects simultaneously including the project team’s objectives, timeliness, milestones, responsibilities, work product, and regularly communicate team’s progress to supervisor(s).
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise working papers that support the work performed, audit findings and recommendations, if any.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of methods for evaluating financial performance (e.g. income statement preparation/analysis, cash flow analysis; cash management techniques; computer auditing techniques and financial data analysis).
  • The knowledge and ability to identify and analyze internal controls over financial reporting and report on weaknesses and provide recommendations for improvement in internal controls.
  • Experience reviewing and preparing financial statements with the ability to identify matters and issues not in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. as they relate to governmental entities and colleges and universities.
  • Significant working experience and ability to prepare trial balances from manual or computerized reports and generate financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.
  • Experience in preparing reports and other deliverables addressed to management, Boards of Directors or similar committees communicating internal control and/or operational issues and the related recommendations.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Professional certification as a certified information systems auditor (CISA) or certified government auditing professional (CGAP).
  • CPA with a current permit to practice in the State of Hawaii.
  • Knowledge of and working experience with University audits, fiscal accounting/financial management information system, and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Technical knowledge of Information Technology (IT) infrastructures, network operating environments, application systems, including knowledge of system development and information security management programs, best practices and standards.
  • IT audit experience including performing IT general control and application control reviews.
  • Ability to create queries and analyze data obtained from information systems.

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