University of North Texas - Principal Auditor

- Denton, TX

Full/Part Time: 
The Internal Audit Department at the University of North Texas System is seeking to hire a Principal Auditor to join our team. This is professional and managerial work in the office of Internal Audit, utilizing advanced auditing, investigative and administrative skills. Work involves facilitating Control Self-Assessment in identifying internal control weaknesses and promoting best practices and operational efficiencies. The position is responsible for working with senior management and relevant staff on risk management, internal controls and governance processes. Work involves performing financial and operational reviews, special assignments as requested by the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), investigations as received by Internal Audit or State Auditor's Office, and assisting and directing activities of audit staff. Employee works under supervision of the Chief Audit Executive with independence for actions and decisions. An employee in this class is responsible for their work and the supervision of work performed by Staff Internal Auditors, Internal Auditors, Senior Internal Auditors, support staff and student interns. Employee will also be responsible for the review of work performed by peer Principal Auditors. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Facilitating Control Self-Assessment techniques that enable University units to assess the effectiveness of risk management and control processes and create a clear line of accountability for controls; reduce the risk of fraud; promote a better understanding of business operations; strengthen awareness of risk practices; and reinforce institutional governance. * Establishing effective collaborative relationships, with senior management of Financial, Compliance, Legal, Human Resources and other functions across all System Components. * Performing financial reviews, utilizing data analysis and other techniques to identify anomalies in transactions; and to assess accuracy and completeness of data and reporting requirements. * Reviewing operations for efficiency, effectiveness, adequacy of internal controls, and compliance with policy, procedures and state and local regulatory requirements. * Investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse or employee misconduct as reported to Internal Audit or received from the State Auditor's Office. * Interviewing witnesses and subjects of investigations and obtain written and/or recorded statements. * Using knowledge and expertise to direct or assist audit staff with complex audits in developing risk assessment, audit scope, audit programs, testing, and quantifying audit findings into value-added terminology in audit reports. * Reviewing and evaluating work performed by peer Principal Auditors. * Performing special assignments (financial, operational, investigative, advisory, data analytics) as requested by the CAE. * Preparing reports including summaries, findings, and conclusions. * Adhering to and foster high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and appropriate financial oversight and controls. * Pursuing professional training opportunities. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related subject; six years of auditing experience; and professional certification required- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in lieu of business-related degree and experience requirements: * Extensive knowledge of accounting procedures and practices. * Considerable knowledge of statutes and departmental regulations affecting audit assignments. * Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and practices used by a state supported institution. * Manage investigations to include effective interviews of witnesses and subjects of investigations and obtain written and/or recorded statements. * Oversee fraud research using various data analysis tools. * Skill in the operation of personal computers, word processing and spreadsheet software. * Ability to apply established internal audit programs to specific appraisals dealing with operating procedures and directives. * Write clear, concise investigation reports. * Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. * Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed. * Exhibits strong attention to detail. * Exhibits strong financial analytical skills. * Considerable knowledge of internal controls and risks. * Considerable knowledge of IT concepts. * Ability to draw conclusions based on analysis of financial data



P.O.Box 292788 Lewisville, TX 75029-2788  |  Phones: (214) 222-1500  |  (214) 222-8884  |  (800) 594-7036

P.O.Box 292788
Lewisville, TX

  (214) 222-1500
  (214) 222-8884
  (800) 594-7036

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