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Internal Audit Manager, Information Technology

Audit Services Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) Finance DivisionOffice of Audit Services is seeking an experienced and results-oriented Internal Audit Manager of Information Technology with demonstrated effective analytical skills and collaborative relationship building capabilities to join its team!

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Executive Director of Information Technology Audit, the Internal Audit Manager, Information Technology assists in risk assessments and development of the annual internal audit plan. Manages assigned part of the internal audit plan. Conducts audits that evaluate the design and effectiveness of processes and controls, while monitoring for adherence to audit schedules and budgets.

Ideal candidates for the position of Internal Audit Manager, Information Technologywill meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 6 years of experience with internal and/or external audits, risk assessments, and business process improvement; 8+ years of experience is preferred

  • Strong technical understanding of operating systems (e.g., Windows, Unix / Linux, VMS), network devices and infrastructure (e.g., firewalls, switches, access points), databases, application system architecture, and security

  • Ability to read and understand code such as Visual Basic Scripts, Unix Shell Scripts, Java Scripts, SQL, etc.

  • One or more certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) / Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certifications preferred

  • Strong knowledge of internal auditing concepts and principles (IIA, GAAP)

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

  • Ability to analyze large data sets and familiarity with data analytics procedures and software

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations

  • Proven leadership abilities to supervise, train, and motivate others

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience working in higher education institutions and healthcare industry a plus

  • Previous work experience at a Big 4 preferred

The Internal Audit Manager, Information Technology:

  • Manages and executes assigned audits and investigations, meeting established budgets and timelines. Plans, executes and manages the day-to-day activities of audit engagements (e.g., pre-engagement planning, assigning and managing audit procedures, preparing and reviewing reports).

  • Evaluates effectiveness of internal controls and identifies opportunities for process improvements and best practices. Writes and presents clear and concise reports and presentations containing meaningful observations and recommendations, and documents procedures and conclusions related to projects.

  • Works directly with all internal management levels, as appropriate. Maintains communication with business management throughout the audit process. Supervises, mentors, trains, and provides performance management for audit staff. Works effectively with internal audit co-source providers. Develops and maintains a positive, productive, collaborative, and professional relationship with project teams and management.

  • Performs follow-up of management action plans. Manages special projects, investigations, and other internal audit activities as assigned.

  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.  The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The USC Finance Division values accountability, teamwork, employee recognition & development. Join us – apply today!


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience with internal or external audits, risk assessment and business process improvement. Knowledge of internal auditing concepts and principles. Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and relevant data analysis software. Ability to analyze data and familiarity with data analytic procedures. Ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Demonstrated ability to supervise, train, and motivate others. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Excellent written and oral communication skills.



REQ20094890 Posted Date: 11/20/2020

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