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Performs the internal audit function for Midwestern State University to ensure effective internal controls that meet the Institute of Internal Auditors standards and comply with the Texas Internal Auditing Act. Responsible for the university’s audit function through analysis and decision-making, setting goals and objectives, developing policy and strategies, and using excellent communication skills. Conducts auditing activities through a systematic disciplined approach to independent, objective assurance and consultation. May perform internal investigations for violations of university policy and state and federal laws. Reports directly to the Board of Regents and to the President.
Performs the Internal Audit function in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics contained in the Professional Practices Framework as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors, and generally accepted government auditing standards. Reviews the internal accounting and financial controls, and tests their adequacy and effectiveness. Reviews the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verifying the existence of such assets. Appraises the effectiveness and efficiency with which resources are employed. Advises the Board of Regents and President in formulating policy and procedures to guide audit policies and service for the institution. Reports material weaknesses in procedures, internal controls, and compliance and investigates and recommends improvements to the Board of Regents. Develops an annual internal audit plan based on a university risk assessment, and presents the annual audit plan to the Board of Regents for approvals. Ensures that monitoring systems are in place to track compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and that university staff have the training that they need to comply with relevant laws and regulations. Maintains current knowledge of the latest audit techniques, procedures, and standards that may impact the operations of the internal audit function. Adheres to and fosters high standards of ethical conduct, compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and appropriate financial oversight and controls. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires at least three years of auditing experience. Experience in compliance program development, preferred.
Well-versed in the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, the Code of Ethics contained in the Professional Practices Framework as promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Must have the ability to plan and work independently and be independent of the activities which are audited. Requires advanced skill in the use of personal computers for correspondence, word processing, and development of spreadsheets. Ability to operate a calculator.
Bachelor's degree required from an accredited university, preferably in the area of accounting, business, or law. Master's degree preferred.
*Must be a CPA or certified internal auditor as required by H.B. No. 2728. Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present materials and findings. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.