The Director of Internal Audit will direct and administer the internal audit function for the University and make periodic reports to the Audit Committee of the Board. The Director of Internal Audit reports to the Senior Vice President for Operations and CFO and also reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, as needed. The Director will work closely with the University's Risk Manager with regard to many aspects of the internal audit function and the Enterprise-wide Risk Management assessment.
The Director will be responsible for the following duties:
•Perform internal audits for the University, including operational, financial and compliance activities across and within schools, divisions, departments, centers, and institutes. Coordinate activities and audit services with contract internal auditors, as needed. Develop annual/multi-year internal audit plan with senior management.
•Prepare for and attend the Audit Committee meetings to discuss audit plans and review significant audit findings.
•Keep abreast of University policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing profession, and changes in local, state and federal laws, as applicable.
•Serve as primary interface between faculty and staff and the internal audit function.
•Assist external auditors in the annual examination of the University's financial statements.
•Develop and control operating budget for the internal audit function and recommend budget requests for each fiscal year.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
1. Experience in working with computerized accounting systems. 2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written. 3. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, internal auditing standards, and techniques required for performing audits. 4. Knowledge of higher education financial accounting and reporting standards (preferred.)
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field required. 2. Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Internal Auditor 3. At least eight years of experience in public accounting or internal auditing, at least two of which at the supervisory level required.
About Tulane University
Tulane University, founded in 1834, is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. Tulane's schools and colleges offer degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine.