San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks an experienced, innovative, and dedicated Audit professional to serve as the Director of Audit and Continuous Improvement.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President and on behalf of the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs, the incumbent has sole responsibility for the management of all (non-GAAP) compliance and programmatic audit activities. The incumbent develops policies and procedures as necessary to ensure that audit engagements are managed effectively and efficiently and properly represent the practices and commitments of the university. The incumbent, as necessary drafts and/or shepherds the creation of new operational policies identified as necessary by audits. The incumbent will lead continuous improvement efforts, inclusive of a shared services model for finance, human resources, and administrative support functions. The incumbent also supervises/performs custodial and oversight functions, performs business process analysis, and executes special projects when assigned. When assigned by the Associate Vice President, the incumbent may act as his/her administrative second.
In the area of audit and continuous improvement, the department is responsible for 1) coordination of all CSU and internal audits; 2) compliance and programmatic audits by external federal, state, local, and funding agencies; 3) custodianship for funds and assets of Associated Students as required by Education Code; 4) identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives, inclusive of a shared services model for finance, human resources, and administrative support functions; and 5) upon request of the VP or others, the review, audit, and analysis of campus units to ensure compliance with prescribed procedures and to recommend alternative methods of operation. The department also performs research and analysis relative to different departments of Business and Financial Affairs and on different topics.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year; Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits; An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent
The ideal candidate will be a collaborator and influencer with a professional presence and superior communication skills. The Director of Audit and Continuous Improvement will be a change management leader with a track record of success in complex institutions of higher learning.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting or closely related field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge, skills, and abilities of audit management principles may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis Minimum of eight years of work experience in a related field position Minimum of three years of experience in the formulation and design of policy and procedures Status as a Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Experience working in higher education Experience working within the California State University system Master’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 16, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by November 15, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-273-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.
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