Chief Audit Executive

Ohio University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Ohio University (OHIO) seeks a dynamic Chief Audit Executive (CAE) to join a unique and transformative university. The CAE will report directly to the Board of Trustees' Chair of the Audit Committee and OHIO's President M. Duane Nellis for administrative matters and will plan, develop, and direct the internal audit function which serves as an independent assurance and advisory activity of the institution’s risk, governance and control processes.

Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1878 and chartered in 1804, OHIO is the first public institution of higher education in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. OHIO strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence and alumni become global leaders. Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community.  

As the leader of the Internal Audit team, the CAE will utilize best practice tools and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and university policies. They will conduct regular operational audits and ongoing reviews of controls related to policy, law and regulatory compliance. Continual risk assessment is necessary to allow audit plans to change, as necessary, in response to shifting perceptions and outcomes of risk. The CAE  synthesizes information from systems, institutional policy and procedure, departmental practice, tax law, and best practices in a cohesive assessment of processes so that control deficiencies are identified, operational efficiencies can be determined, and appropriate recommendations can be developed to assist management in improving operations. 

This position will conduct regular, investigative audits, including those resulting from allegations of improper or fraudulent actions such as violations of state law or waste of public funds. In the case of those audits, the position must be able to act objectively and independently, and if applicable, with the cooperation of law enforcement to review and assess whether allegations have merit or require corrective action(s). The CAE  also oversees the external auditor selection process every five years and coordinates audit interactions each year with the State Auditor’s Office and the external audit firm.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with a preferred concentration in accounting, business, or another related field, eight or more years of work related experience and eight or more years of progressively-responsible supervisory or managerial experience. The CAE will demonstrate keen analytical skills and a clear understanding of internal controls, fraud elements, auditing theory and practices and will maintain high ethical standards in both private and work matters. The individual in this position should have an active licensure by a board whose authority includes initial certification and continuing professional education registration of accounting professionals. 

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