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The University of Southern California (USC) Finance Division – Audit Services is seeking an experienced and results oriented Internal Audit Manager of University Operations with effective collaborative relationship building capabilities to join its team!
About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Executive Director of University Audit, the Internal Audit Manager, University Operations 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, University Operationswill meet the following criteria:
Bachelor’s degree; MBA is a plus
6 years of experience with internal and/or external audits, risk assessment and business process improvement; 8+ years of experience is 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
Understanding of Information Technology processes and controls a plus
Previous work experience at a Big 4 preferred
The Internal Audit Manager, University Operations:
Manages and executes assigned audits on the approved audit plan, 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.
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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.