Assistant University Auditor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 17, 2021
May 05, 2023
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Assistant University Auditor George Mason University, an entrepreneurial, diverse public research university in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, invites applications for an energetic Assistant University Auditor vacancy in the University Audit Department. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: Provide the Board of Visitors and university executives with assurance and insight about the quality of Mason's governance, risk management, and control processes; Lead, perform and document risk-based internal audits to evaluate university governance, risk management, and control processes, to include planning work, evaluating risks and controls, testing control effectiveness, and communicating audit results through verbal communications and written audit reports; Manage performance of co-sourced auditors; Manage relationships with university executives, faculty and staff; Monitor university business processes and activities to evaluate risks and identify potential risk responses and audit activities; Identify potential university and audit department improvements; work projects to realize benefits; Demonstrate excellent teamwork, collaboration, positive attitude, and a high level of ethics. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in relevant field, such as Business Information Systems, Accounting, Business, Finance, or Information Technology; Demonstrated successful experience providing risk-based auditing and/or risk advisory services in a professional services firm, higher education, or corporate environment; Demonstrated ability to successfully audit business processes, programs and operations which often span organizational departments. Preferred Qualifications: In-depth knowledge with 7+ years experience in the field of relevant auditing and risk management standards and principles, such as the Institute of Internal Auditors' Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology); In-depth knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), 45 CFR Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects, and other research-related laws, rules, and regulations; experience with assessing their application in practice; Knowledge and demonstrated ability to audit large-scale and/or user-developed IT applications and environments, information security, and related control frameworks; Strong analytical skills with ability to identify and assess risk and exposures across a wide variety of processes; Superior skills in the areas of communication, relationship-building, collaboration, and problem-solving; strong ability to communicate and collaborate with operational management and auditors, including IT and non-IT auditors; Highest levels of integrity, strong initiative, flexibility, and professionalism with a results-oriented work style; Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset with a strong customer-centric mindset; Familiarity with data analytic tools, such as ACL, and with Ellucian Banner systems; Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor with ongoing continuing professional education to demonstrate professional currentness; Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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