Internal Audit Associate
Internal Audit Associate
The Internal Audit Associate plans and executes audits to evaluate operational, compliance, financial, and strategic risks and related internal controls. S/he works with the Senior Chief Audit Executive (CAE), and the University's co-sourced internal audit services firm to ensure successful completion of the audit plan and other internal audit activities. The Internal Audit Associate provides exposure to a variety of areas in a University setting, including administration, research, academics, operations and information technology. Reporting to the[;l, yugenior Internal Auditor, this role has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:
- Identifies and assesses financial, operational, compliance, and strategic risks, and their components.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of policies, procedures, systems, and internal controls to mitigate these risks.
- Understands current manual and automated operating processes and related internal controls operating centrally and at the unit level through research, interviews, observation, and testing.
- Tests transactions (utilizing automated and/or traditional auditing methods) and analyzes results to identify the themes and underlying root causes.
- Develops practical and effective solutions to improve processes, systems, and the control environment.
- Prepares formal written reports that provide proper perspective and summarizes observations that effectively communicate issues, control deficiencies, and additional opportunities to improve and mature processes and controls.
- Performs activities that include interviews, inspection, and testing to determine the implementation status of agreed-upon action items.
- Monitors project status and issues on a timely basis and reports progress and issues to project lead or Chief Audit Executive timely and regularly.
- Works in a team and independently, and interacts appropriately with all levels of personnel, building working relationships, and establishing a network of internal and external contacts.
- Demonstrates a strong understanding of the Higher Education industry and proactively monitors and communicates industry trends and risks.
- Performs assigned duties in accordance with the accepted professional standards requiring independence and objectivity.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or related field
- One to five years of External or Internal Audit experience
- Track record of risk assessment, problem identification, analytical problem solving, and issue resolution
- Knowledge of accounting principles and standards, proper financial and administrative control procedures and good business practices
- Experience with Microsoft Office and audit tools (for example, ACL)
- The ability to learn quickly with strong foundation in understanding and assessing processes and controls
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills with the ability to regularly present to groups
- Availability and willingness to work as needed outside of usual business hours of Georgetown University and to travel between Georgetown campuses
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred
- Public accounting, Not-for-profit, Higher Education and/or Healthcare industry experience preferred
- Knowledge of higher education systems, applications, and software including Banner, WorkDay, and GMS desired
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