The Staff IT Auditor is responsible for performing information systems internal audit work throughout the university to ensure compliance with regulations, laws, policies, procedures, and business operating systems at the direction of Senior IT Auditor(s) and/or the Director of Internal Audit. The Staff IT Auditor should be able to complete work independently, yet know when to seek guidance from supervising staff when circumstances warrant. The complexity and size of audit assignments will vary significantly. Incumbents will assist in the communication of audit results, including the preparation of written reports. Decisions made may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and business processes of the university. Incumbent will serve as a resource to others in resolving more complex problems and will assist with IT aspects of other audit projects, while also occasionally performing limited systems administration for the department.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting, or related business area.
Basic understanding of information system application and general controls.
Working knowledge of IT security and project management.
Database and data analytics knowledge and/or experience.
Demonstrated sound technical knowledge of computerized systems, networking and telecommunications, systems analysis, and design.
Demonstrated use of effective problem solving skills.
Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.
Exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization, including executive level management and administrators.
Possess a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic environment that strives to exceed expectations.
Ability to prepare professional documentation and correspondence in a professional and timely manner.
Time management skills to plan, manage, and coordinate audit projects.
Interest in learning and working in a highly technical environment.
Demonstrated comfort working in ambiguous and/or stressful situations and adaptability to quickly changing priorities with the capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Proficiency in current office software such as Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Possession of or interest in obtaining professional certification (CISA, CIA, CPA).
Professional experience as an auditor.
Experience with and knowledge of Oracle databases, client-server environments, networks in multi-platform environments, secure web design, and the Windows operating systems.
Experience with or interest in computer forensics.
Experience working within UNIX, Linux, and Apple operating systems.
Knowledge of General Accepted Auditing Standards and good business processes.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to a higher education environment.
Experience auditing firewalls.
Preference given for advanced degree in a related field.
Preference given for supervisory experience and/or financial management.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
Internal Number: AP0180124
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