Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.
Responsibilities include conducting financial, operational, compliance and information technology audits of University departments, programs, and systems and evaluating the system of internal controls under the supervision of the Director of Internal Audit. Assist in providing management and the Board of Trustees with written reports on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal operating controls, the reliability and integrity of financial information, compliance with policies and regulations, and the efficient use of resources.
REPORTS TO: Director of Internal Audit
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Perform audits of all phases of University operations in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and department standards Audit activities consist of: determining the accuracy of financial transactions; assessing compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations; researching best practices, standards and regulations, detecting the presence of internal controls and evaluating their effectiveness and making recommendations for improved internal controls and procedures.
Prepare and summarize work papers.
Promptly communicate audit findings to the Director of Internal Audit.
Write preliminary audit reports on findings.
Perform follow-up reviews to determine the status of corrective action of audit recommendations.
Perform other job-related duties that assist in the proper functioning of the office.
Knowledge of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework
Strong oral and written communication and analytical skills.
Ability to access internal controls surrounding information technology.
Organizational skills; attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize workload according to volume, urgency, etc.
Ability to be discrete and maintain high confidentiality on a wide range of issues.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with advanced knowledge of Excel analytics.
General knowledge of information systems is required.
Travel to other buildings on campus is required.
Ability to sit or stand at a desk and utilize a keyboard for extended periods.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field is required.
Three to five years of auditing experience in public accounting or internal audit is required.
CPA, CIA or CISA certification (or progress toward certification) is preferred.
Experience within a University setting is preferred.