The University of Connecticut seeks a highly knowledgeable and strategic leader to serve as the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for the Storrs, Regional and UConn Health campuses. Functioning as a key partner and trusted advisor, the CAE will direct a comprehensive risk-based audit program that is designed to add value and improve operations through evaluations of internal controls, risk management and governance processes. Serving as the face of internal audit, the CAE will build strong partnerships across the University and provide the necessary content expertise and framework to promote and instill a culture of compliance that embraces industry and higher education best practices.
Reporting administratively to the President, and functionally to the Board of Trustees through the Joint Audit and Compliance Committee, the Chief Audit Executive provides overall leadership and direction to a highly-skilled staff of audit professionals. As the leader of the Office of Audit and Management Advisory Services, the CAE must excel at strategic oversight and execution in order to ensure that the University maintains a comprehensive internal audit program.
A Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university in accounting, finance or related field, with at least ten years’ experience in increasingly responsible positions within internal audit and /or financial management is required.
At least five years managing an internal audit function that is organizationally broad and deep, engaged collaboratively with all parts of the organization. Demonstrated understanding of audit management including culture, operations, financial processes and information technology.
Professional accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and lead an organization-wide, risk-based internal audit function that is proactive, progressive and collaboratively aligned with the many disparate organizational entities that compose a university.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to develop plans and prepare and present reports to senior management and Board of Trustees.
Experience working with modern sophisticated computer-based accounting and financial reporting systems in a large complex organization.
Master's degree in accounting or finance, information management or related field.
Comprehensive knowledge of complex university and/or health care operations, accounting and auditing principles and federal and state regulatory requirements.
Familiar with information technology applications and controls.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020147)
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2020147. Interested applicants please upload a 1) a resume documenting educational and work history with employment dates; 2) a cover letter and 3) name and contact information of three (3) professional references. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior discussion with candidate. Search Committee review of completed application packages will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Preference will be given to applications received by October 18, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Internal Number: 2020147
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 32,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.
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