The Senior Auditor utilizes professional level skills to accomplish assignments within Audit and Consulting Services. This position will be responsible for providing independent and objective assurance, consulting, and fraud investigative services for LSC. Responsibilities may also include the design and execution of data analytics in support of the internal audit activity. The Senior Auditor position has high visibility and exposure within LSC and is directly accountable to the Executive Director of Audit and Consulting Services. This position will be responsible for managing a variety of audits from start to finish. While the position will not directly supervise other employees, the incumbent will supervise the work of an auditor for assigned projects as needed. Incumbent must also be able to influence and advocate recommendations to management for the areas examined.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs internal audit projects in accordance with professional standards and adheres to departmental policies and procedures:
Plans projects appropriately, including determining the objectives, scope and criteria. This requires familiarity with the auditee's operations, identifying areas of greatest risk or significance in those operations, which will define the scope of the audit, and developing an appropriate professional approach for examining those areas selected for review
Gathers sufficient, reliable and relevant evidence from individuals or systems and analyzes the information/data so that conclusions can be reached. This requires continual application of judgment in ensuring professional standards are satisfied
Designs and executes data analysis and similar activities to support audit projects
Documents the conditions noted and the related findings
Develops actionable recommendations for improvement, compliance, or resolution, prepares audit reports
Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to recommend process improvements
Monitors the day-to-day progress on work assigned and proactively keep the Executive Director updated on the status of work
Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects through written reports and oral presentations to management
Coordinates and conducts consulting services, fraud investigations, and other special projects throughout LSC. This includes identifying and defining issues, reviewing and analyzing evidence, documenting work papers, and preparing agreed upon deliverable
Assists in data analytics to support internal audit activities in one or more of the following:
Designs and executes data mining, analysis, and continuous monitoring activities in support of audit projects
Participates in the development of a data analytics program including the design and implementation of appropriate tools and technologies
Identifies opportunities to enhance the use of data analytics throughout the audit process
Identifies and helps in the development of training programs to assist the team in the use of computer-assisted audit tools
Builds strong relationships with information technology teams to facilitate successful data extraction, mining, and analytics activities
Follows up on the status of management action plans
Maintains proficiency in audit standards, policies and procedures and remains current with the ever-changing audit profession, including new approaches to evaluate and report on issues related specifically to colleges
Maintains current knowledge of relevant higher education, regulatory and industry information, and accounting and auditing standards and pronouncements
Creates and maintains a professional, independent, and objective image throughout LSC
Develops and maintains positive working relationships with auditees and consulting clients; provides weekly project status updates during fieldwork and communicates issues as they arise
Oversees and directs the activities of other auditors as assigned, and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
Hiring salary range is $77,356-$88,959
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field, with 150 semester hours of education required for CPA eligibility, and at least 5 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Certification in one of the following: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
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Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, is nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused. Known for its innovative and visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the fastest-growing community college in the nation and a major contributor to the local and regional economy. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university like UT. Through its progressive partnerships with many four-year universities, LSCS also offers seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers. Throughout its 40 year history, Lone Star College has been steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Currently leading the charge to improve completion rates, LSCS is one of the only colleges in the nation to establish a formal Office of Completion and is the managing partner of Texas Completes, the statewide initiative that brings together five Texas college systems to advance deep student success reform.