The Chief Audit Executive provides audit, management advisory and non-criminal investigative services to the University’s departments and academic units in order to promote accountability, integrity and efficiency in their use of the University’s resources. This position coordinates audit and investigative activities with appropriate cognizant officials, and is accountable to the FIU Board of Trustees’ Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition this position, oversees all functions related to the Office of Internal Audit. The Chief Audit Executive reports to the University President and the Board of Trustees’ Audit and Compliance Committee.
The responsibilities of this position include the following:
Directs the Office of Internal Audit to include the implementation of the annual audit work plan. Ensures that an appropriate balance is maintained between audit, investigative, and other accountability activities. Reviews actions taken by the University to improve major program performance, meet program standards, and ensure performance data are maintained properly.
Reports (verbally and in writing) routinely to the Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee on matters including significant risk exposures, control issues, fraud risks, governance issues, and other matters requested by the University President and the Board of Trustees.
Notifies the Chair of the Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee or the University President, as appropriate, of any unresolved restriction or barrier imposed by any individual on the scope of an inquiry, or the failure to provide access to necessary information or people for the purposes of such inquiry.
Develops annual audit plans based on periodic risk assessments and overseeing activities to accomplish the audit plan. Reviews and evaluates internal controls and University rules relating to the programs and operations to ensure fiscal accountability and compliance with appropriate regulations.
Initiates, conducts, supervises, and coordinates investigations designed to detect, deter, prevent, and eradicate fraud, waste, mismanagement, misconduct and other abuses. Utilizes existing internal processes by referring complaints to designated offices for investigation, where appropriate. Advises in the development of performance measures and standards, and assessing the reliability and validity of such information.
Directs the University's follow-up program of internal audit recommendations. Monitors the disposition of results communicated to university management and determines whether corrective actions have been effectively implemented. Communicates to senior management or Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee the risks of not taking corrective actions.
Develops and maintains a quality assurance and improvement program in accordance with professional audit standards.
Works with the Chief Financial Officer and other cognizant university officials to effectively and efficiently coordinate audit work performed by the Office of the Florida Auditor General, compliance audits under Uniform Guidance, other external auditors, and the Office of Internal Audit, respectively.
Initiates, conducts, supervises or coordinates investigations that are within the purview of the Office of Internal Audit. Reviews statutory whistle-blower information and coordinates all activities of the University as required by the Florida Whistle-Blower Act. Manages the anonymous reporting hotline with the university's Compliance Officer and the VP of Human Resources.
Performs related duties as assigned by the University President and VP Division of Operations & Safety/Chief of Staff, in consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate specialization and ten (10) years of experience or Master's degree in an appropriate specialization and eight (8) years of experience.
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
8 years of auditing experience in higher education, health care, or public sector.
6 years of supervisory experience.
Experience working effectively with boards, executives, operational personnel, and external auditors.
Salary: Starting at $135,000 (commensurate with experience).
For further information or to apply online visit our website at careers.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID #514693.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 514693
About Florida International University
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.