Senior Auditor

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Accounting / Finance, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The Office of Internal Audit reviews and audits University operations to identify opportunities to help DU improve operations and reduce risk, ultimately to increase the chances of meeting strategic goals. Internal Audit selects areas of focus based on an organization-wide risk assessment designed to enable us to devote our resources to those areas that may be most meaningful to assess. In those areas, we endeavor to provide an objective opinion as to whether procedures in place reasonably achieve the goals of key processes. Our office also provides DU employees information about how to comply with relevant rules and regulatory requirements, and where to report suspicious or improper activity that may violate University policies.

Position Summary

With minimal supervision, plans, organizes, executes and oversees assigned audits in accordance with professional standards for the practice of internal auditing. Interacts with all levels of management throughout the University. Provides feedback and guidance on risk assessment in determining audit scope. Evaluates, reviews and analyzes operational, financial and compliance internal controls to identify significant control weaknesses. Develops recommendations based on synthesized information for management to improve the control environment. Participates in University wide initiatives acting as a strong business consultant on complex issues.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver's policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently plans, performs, and prepares reports on the execution of selected audits. 
  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end with minimal supervision.
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk.
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk.
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable department and professional standards.
  • Performs follow up testing on outstanding findings. 
  • Performs consulting projects at the request of management and assists with hotline investigations. 
  • Participates in the risk assessment process. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with the staff and management of the departments or areas under audit.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accepted accounting and audit principles.
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate.
  • Excellent listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic.
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations.
  • Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed toward desired outcome.
  • Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied.
  • Solid understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raised.
  • Awareness of risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and business writing skills.
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises.
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges.

Other duties as required. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.
  • 5 years audit experience.
  • Relevant certification (i.e. CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE), or ability to certify within one year of start date. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting risk-based operational audits.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with AutoAudit, Cognos, and Banner preferred.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 7th, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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