The Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance is seeking two Senior Auditors. These are full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty positions.
The Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance (OARC) strives to maximize the resources deployed toward the core academic, research, and public service missions of the university by identifying ways to promote efficient and effective processes. The OARC also seeks to continually improve the productivity of the Oregon State University (OSU) learning and work environment by promoting compliant and ethical practices that reinforce the university's core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect and social responsibility. The OARC is overseen by the chief executive of audit, risk and compliance (CEARC) who reports administratively to the president and functionally to the chair of the Executive, Audit and Governance Committee (EAGC) of the OSU Board of Trustees.
The internal audit (audit) function within the OARC provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve university operations. Audit helps the university accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes.
In addition, the OARC internal audit activities may include work performed by internal audit staff as well as work co-sourced with external consultants. Co-sourcing may be utilized for assurance activities to support internal resource constraints or when topic areas under review require specialized expertise or support. The OARC currently utilizes a co-source model for audits involving athletics compliance and capital construction project reviews.
The senior auditor reports to the deputy chief executive of audit and risk (deputy) and is responsible for leading audit engagements at OSU. The senior auditor is responsible for managing assigned co-sourced internal audit work which may include vendor selection, management and coordination with internal stakeholders. Depending on the areas of expertise, the scope of the engagements may include financial, compliance, operational, information technology, and fraud reviews as well as other special projects, investigations and consulting projects. The senior auditor may work both independently and within a team through all audit phases, from risk assessment to report writing and management consultation, applying experience and sound judgment to identify potential risk and internal control concerns.
The OARC is responsible for coordinating the university's enterprise risk management (ERM) program. The senior auditor may periodically be assigned to work under the CEARC to assist with ERM activities and special projects to support an array of audit, risk and compliance needs at OSU.
The senior auditor supervises students or auditors directly assigned to projects the senior auditor is leading. The senior auditor maintains open and timely communication between the OARC and the client management. The senior auditor provides training and consultation to campus staff regarding internal controls and mitigation strategies as needed.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in field related to assigned responsibilities and 4 years of directly related experience.
Experience interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, and contracts.
May require certification or licensure.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
A professional auditing or accounting certification such as certified internal auditor, certified public accountant, certified information systems auditor, or certified fraud examiner.
A minimum of three years of auditing experience.
Proficiency in financial accounting principles and techniques.
Ability to apply generally accepted auditing standards, IIA Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, as well as other authoritative guidance contained in the International Professional Practices Framework.
Strong, effective written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in the use of computers, including word-processing, spreadsheets, data analytics, and flowcharting applications.
Attention to detail
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
This position is based in Corvallis, Oregon. The person in this position will be required to drive either a personal or OSU owned vehicle for occasional regional travel to other OSU campuses to complete some of the essential functions of their position.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.