The University of Texas Permian Basin's Office of Internal Audit welcomes applications for the position of Chief Audit Executive. This position is located on the university campus in Odessa, Texas. Candidates requiring 100% remote work need not apply.
The Chief Audit Executive provides strategic leadership and oversight of the University’s internal audit activity, working closely with executive leadership to provide critical insight, identify risks, and collaborate with management on actions to reduce risk and enhance University operations. The Office of Internal Audit focuses on adding value and providing stakeholders with risk-based, objective and reliable assurance, advice and insight. The successful candidate must have unimpeachable integrity, objectivity, and tenacity for doing what is right, with the ability to maintain independence in both fact and appearance.
With input from the University President, leadership, and the Institutional Audit Committee, develop and execute an annual audit plan for assurance and advisory services, based upon an accepted risk assessment methodology and approved by the Institutional Audit Committee and the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee of the University of Texas System Board of Regents.
Communicate engagement resultsand assist management in developing corrective and/or enhancing actions based on results, follow-up on planned actions, and report the status of activities to the President, the Institutional Audit Committee, the UT System Audit Office, and management as applicable.
Ensure that the internal audit activity complies with the Texas Internal Auditing Act, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), as applicable, and maintain a current understanding, and comply with, all Federal, State, University, and University of Texas System rules and policies.
Establish and maintain an active and continuous quality control and improvement program to include on-going internal quality control and improvement activities designed to ensure the highest quality audit activity and compliance with professional standards, and an external quality assurance review at least once every three years as required by the Texas Internal Auditing Act and GAGAS.
Provide advisory services upon request by management, as appropriate.
Conduct investigations of suspected fraud, including assistance to the Institutional Compliance Office as needed.
Coordinate any external audit activity.
Provide administrative oversight for office operations, including but not limited to establishing appropriate internal audit policies and procedures, maintenance of office budgets and accounts, and recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and dismissing staff as needed.
Demonstrate successful interpersonal skills to effectively articulate the strategic vision of the Office of Internal Audit, establish and nurture effective working relationships with associates, colleagues, students and members of the University staff, and build strong working relationships as a trusted advisor to institutional management.
Participate in outreach to promote the Office of Internal Audit and the profession through participation in University and University of Texas System committees, professional organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), etc., and professional speaking or publishing engagements.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, management, business administration, or related field.
Ten (10) years of professional audit experience in progressively responsible leadership positions within a public or private college or university, a state or federal agency, an accounting/auditing firm, or within private industry.
Six (6) years of professional audit supervisory/management experience.
State-licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or professional certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), as required by the Texas Internal Auditing Act. Other professional certifications do not qualify to meet this requirement.
Professional audit experience within a public or private college, university, or university system.
Experience working with modern, sophisticated, computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large, complex higher education organization.
The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB), founded in 1973, is a member institution of the prestigious University of Texas System. UTPB is a regional, comprehensive institution that serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, UTPB cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas. Our vision is that UTPB will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment. UTPB is located in the heart of Texas oil country - Odessa, Texas. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country, full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces.