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Sr. Internal Auditor

USC Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) Finance DivisionAudit Services is seeking three experienced and highly analytical Sr.Internal Auditors with demonstrated effective creative problem-solving and collaborative relationship building abilities to join its team!

About the Opportunity

The Sr. Internal Auditor functions as a specialist with ongoing responsibility for contributing technical expertise in a specialized area (i.e., Information Systems, Healthcare Operations, or University Operations). Plans and executes assigned financial, operational, compliance and/or information systems audits, including some projects which may be sensitive or more complex in nature.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the positions of Sr. Internal Auditorwill meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s degree

  • 5 years of experience

  • Certification in one of the following: CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.

  • Proficient with the following: Data Analytics platforms (e.g. Alteryx, Idea, ACL, etc.), Tableau, Microsoft BI, Cognos, Auditboard (SOXHub, OpsAudit, RiskOversight)

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates for the positions of Sr. Internal Auditormust meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 years of experience as a senior auditor or as a specialist in a particular area (e.g. Information Systems, Healthcare Operations, or University Operations); experience with internal and/or external audits, risk assessments and business process improvements

The Work You Will Do

The Sr. Internal Auditor:

  • Plans and conducts to conclusion sensitive and/or more complex financial, operational, compliance and/or information systems audits. 

  • Provides technical expertise to faculty and/or staff in a specialized area (i.e., information systems, healthcare operations, university operations).

  • Establishes audit objectives, budgeted hours, and targeted completion dates. Monitors projects in progress for adherence to project objectives, schedules, deadlines, etc. Reviews audit work papers and reports to ensure standards are met. Keeps supervisor advised of progress of projects.

  • Conducts preliminary surveys, prepares audit programs and determines audit procedures to be used. Prepares and organizes supporting documentation, e.g., work papers and schedules for project under review.

  • Recommends methods for obtaining, analyzing and evaluating evidentiary data. Determines ability to objectively measure adequacy and effectiveness of systems or controls audited.

  • Identifies deficiencies and recommends corrective action to strengthen controls, improve operations and reduce costs.

  • Prepares formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of procedures. Discusses recommendations with management and appraises the adequacy of subsequent action taken to improve deficient conditions.

  • Maintains effective working relations with all levels of management

  • 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: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a senior auditor or as a specialist in a particular area, e.g. information systems. Certification in one of the following: CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.


REQ20107053 Posted Date: 06/22/2022

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