DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary accountabilities listed below are intended to be the general requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.
• Provides assistance to the Director of Internal Audit and the Assistant Director of Internal Audit in planning, coordinating and managing internal audit work performed at UT Arlington;
• Supervises, plans, and organizes audit projects and consulting activities, which includes assigning staff to these projects;
• Plans and performs audits by surveying activities, developing risk assessments and audit programs, and evaluating internal controls and institutional compliance programs;
• Determines the procedures to be used, including sampling techniques and the use of electronic data processing equipment;
• Develops and follows the audit program, interviews appropriate personnel, accumulates, verifies, and analyzes available data; observes actual practices and evaluates functional operational techniques; identifies existing or potential problem areas;
• Prepares acceptable working papers and audit reports to support procedures, results, findings, and recommendations and communicates effectively to all levels of management orally as well as in writing;
• Identifies possible causes or contributing factors related to problems; designs tentative solutions; coordinates tentative solutions with the Assistant Director or Director;
• Demonstrates effective time management with project time budgets, scheduling, and multiple tasks;
• Communicates audit status with the Assistant Director, the Director and clients through phone calls, meetings, correspondence, or by electronic mail;
• Complies with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and the Code of Ethics adopted by The Institute of Internal Auditors;
• Reviews audit reports and work papers which have been prepared by other members of the UT Arlington Internal Audit staff for clarity, accuracy, and completeness to ensure quality;
• Manages and supervises the work study program;
• Helps to develop and supervise Staff Auditors by setting performance goals, monitoring performance, providing feedback, and documenting performance
• Assists with special projects;
• Performs other duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: The Assistant Director of Internal Audit
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the department’s policies and applicable laws and supervises subordinate staff. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing audit work; and appraising other auditor’s performance.
INTERNAL CONTROL: The Internal Audit Supervisor will evaluate the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls - thus providing reasonable assurance that departmental operations are effective and efficient, departmental assets are safeguarded, the department’s financial information is reliable, and the department complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require extended hours (daily), work on weekends (on rare occasion), occasional travel to Austin or other cities for meetings and/or for training sessions, workshops, etc.
• Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, management or information systems;
• A minimum of five (5) years of professional audit experience in progressively responsible position(s) to include at least two (2) years of experience supervising auditing and risk assessment within a public or private college or university, a state or federal agency, an accounting/auditing firm, or with a corporation;
• Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
• High ethical standards and values, and excellent leadership and management skills;
• Ability to organize and direct major work activities;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills including the ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, and the public;
• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practice of accounting and auditing, corporate and/or institutional compliance programs, budgeting and financial planning in a university environment;
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public;
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
• Ability to effectively use a personal computer and a solid working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software commonly used in a modern audit or business office, and the ability to use e-mail on a regular basis as a business communication tool;
• Completion of a criminal background check.
• Masters degree in business administration (MBA), accounting, management, information systems, or education administration;
• Experience with conducting and supervising information technology audits;
• Experience working with TeamMate Audit Management System and PeopleSoft;
• Experience working with modern, sophisticated, computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large, complex organization.
Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.