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Director of Internal Audit

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Finance



Develops, implements and oversees a universitywide internal audit function to minimize risk, enhance compliance and improve business operations


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides leadership, guidance and direction in the establishment and daily operation of an internal audit program for the university to encompass the areas of compliance, finance and operations
  • Coordinates Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), bringing detailed information about risk areas to the advisory committee for risk rating; maintains and updates ERM matrix for reporting to senior management and the Audit, Risk and Compliance committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Performs risk assessments annually and as needed to inform the development of audit plans
  • Develops and executes annual and long-range audit plans that address critical risks and areas of concern with internal controls, operational efficiencies and/or compliance with regulations, policies and procedures
  • Directs or performs compliance, operational and financial audits in accordance with auditing standards; prepares and reviews work papers and audit reports, conducts entrance and exit conferences and provides procedural counseling for implementation of audit recommendations; performs follow-up reviews of departments or campuses to monitor progress with implementation of corrective plans
  • Works collaboratively with senior management in developing, implementing and managing an institutional action plan to address compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, while building compliance consciousness into the university culture
  • Reviews legislation and regulations to initiate changes and ensure that financial and operational policies and procedures support compliance, thereby strengthening management and fiscal controls
  • Assists with the external auditor selection process and provides assistance to the auditors, as required
  • Communicates with the audit committee of the board of trustees and other management, as appropriate
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Significant amount of experience working in internal audit, compliance or public accounting


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in accounting, business administration or a related field of study
  • CPA or CIA


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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