Principal Auditor (5973U), Audit & Advisory Services 41976
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 3431175
Principal Auditor (5973U), Audit & Advisory Services 41976
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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Audit and Advisory Services assists all levels of University management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities by providing relevant, timely, independent assurance, advisory and investigative services using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate risk and improve the effectiveness of control and governance processes. Auditors present analyses, evaluations, and recommendations based on in-depth study of an operation, risk, activity, or emerging issue.
To learn more please visit: audit.berkeley.edu
Performs and / or leads audit projects of substantial complexity and scope in accordance with professional standards. Involves preliminary survey and risk assessment activities. Designs appropriate audit programs and procedures to accomplish review objectives.
Conducts testing based on approved audit programs of the broadest scope and complexity, which may include tests of the financial and operating system processes, to identify internal control weaknesses and audit issues. Applies advanced auditing concepts and utilizes advanced auditing tools (including data analysis) to perform highly complex technical analyses.
Develops formal written reports to communicate audit results, and makes recommendations as appropriate. Presents results to senior leadership, as appropriate.
Follows up on management corrective actions to ensure completion and escalates issues requiring management attention in a timely manner.
May assist the Director and/or Associate Director on special projects and evaluating topical areas for the annual audit risk assessment. May represent Audit and Advisory Services on key campus committees. Responds to requests for management consultations and advisory services.
May conduct investigations and assist with evaluation of allegations of improper government acts. Following full scope of investigation, recommends whether an allegation is substantiated.
May be responsible for information technology auditing and / or advisory services including evaluation of general and security controls at the network, operating system, application, and / or data layers. May independently manage specialized audit programs such as IT systems audits or investigations.
Keeps abreast with latest technology developments and leverage technology, automated audit tools and data analytics to deliver insightful audit services in an effective and efficient manner
May coordinate external agency information requests and site visits; analyzes documentation to identify potential risks areas, facilitates review of external audit reports and findings, including management response.
Advanced knowledge of audit profession and function, theories and systems of internal control, and professional auditing standards.
Broad and thorough knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations.
Skills and knowledge to determine and apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of audit assignments. Professional judgment to select audit methods, techniques and evaluation criteria. Possesses an understanding of the interrelationship of procedures and desired results.
Ability to research, synthesize, and analyze complex issues and technical topics with little or no campus precedent.
Ability to identify, verify, and develop findings and recommendations related to audit results, and to present complex audit findings in a clear, concise and impactful manner for senior levels of management, both in writing and verbally.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel, including management and faculty, and to facilitate agreement on issues and corrective actions.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently.
Experience with commonly used industry and internal control frameworks such as COSO and/or COBIT.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Specialized expertise in auditing enterprise software, relational databases, and other IT topics.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Related professional certification (CIA, CISA, CPA, CISSP, GIAC or equivalent).
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to September 21, 2022
Remote / telecommuting options (needing to be available in person for mandatory meetings and department needs) are negotiable for this position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: