Director, Office of Internal Audit, Texas State University

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Requisition 202100011ES Title Director, Office of Internal Audit, Texas State University FLSA status Hiring Salary

Salary is commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications, not to exceed $155,000 annually.

Department Human Resources Open Date 06/09/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement

- BBA in accounting or a related field from an accredited institution.
- Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
- Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience as an auditor, including five (5) years managing audit staff.
- Must be able to utilize standard desktop applications (Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and Outlook) in performing day-to-day activities.

Nature & Purpose of Position

The Texas State University System ( TSUS ) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director, Office of Internal Audit, at Texas State University. Texas State University is a member institution of the TSUS . This position reports to the Chief Audit Executive ( CAE ) of the TSUS, who in turn reports to the Board of Regents through the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Familiarity and experience with State of Texas internal auditing laws, policies, and procedures.
- Familiarity and experience in an internal auditing capacity at an institution of higher education.
- Familiarity and experience in an internal auditing capacity at an institution of higher education in Texas.
- Familiarity and experience in using TeamMate audit management software.
- Understanding of fundamental information technology control concepts.
- Advanced degrees in related fields.
- Additional professional certifications in the auditing arena.

Primary Responsibilities

Position Description
The Director is responsible for the internal audit function at Texas State University and supervises 4 audit positions. The incumbent will perform risk assessments to develop audit plans for the campus; conduct audits, special studies, and analyses as directed by the CAE ; perform special reviews requested by executive management; work cooperatively with System Administration and component executive and administrative personnel, other TSUS Internal Audit Directors, external audit entities, and other governmental agencies as required by his or her job functions; supervise and evaluate audit staff; prepare audit reports; present the results of work to campus management and to the CAE ; and perform such other duties as are customarily performed by the director of internal audits of a governmental entity. The incumbent must be a person of impeccable character and reputation whose career has demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards in the practice of his or her profession. Must have excellent judgment as demonstrated by the ability to prioritize activities to meet competing demands that change on a daily basis; to analyze complex and often sensitive situations and to discern and execute appropriate courses of action; and to determine when to escalate issues to the CAE and executive management. He or she must possess the ability to maintain objectivity and independence and to ensure that audit activities are fulfilled in accordance with professional auditing standards and applicable state laws.

Some travel, up to 10%, with overnight stays, can be expected for the position.

More information on the internal audit function can be found in Chapter III, Paragraph 7, of the Rules and Regulations, Texas State University System. TSUS %20Rules%20and%20Regs%20thru%2003.01.21.pdf

Other Specifications

Screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately; applications and nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on June 30, 2021.

How to Apply
To be considered for the position, applications and nominations must be accompanied by a completed State of Texas Employment application (see along with a letter of interest. Resumes may also be submitted with completed applications. Applications and nominations may be submitted via email to:

Ms. Carole M. Fox, CPA
Chief Audit Executive, Office of Internal Audit

Additional Information for Applicants
- The TSUS is a tobacco-free/drug free workplace.
- A criminal history background check will be required for the finalist for this position.
-The TSUS is an “at will” employer.
- If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9) and will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for validation.

About the Texas State University System ( TSUS )
Created in 1911 by the Texas Legislature to oversee the state’s normal schools for teachers, the TSUS is the oldest and third largest system of higher education in Texas. Operating on twelve separate campuses from the Rio Grande to the Sabine River, the System’s seven universities and colleges collectively offer a comprehensive array of academic programs, from associate of arts to doctoral degrees. Over 87,000 students and 16,000 employees, respectively, study and work on the TSUS campuses.

About the TSUS Office of Internal Audit
The Office of Internal Audit is headquartered in Austin but maintains offices in Alpine, Beaumont, Huntsville, and San Marcos. Each remote office is led by a Director, who reports directly to the CAE . The CAE reports directly to the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the TSUS Board of Regents.

About the Texas State University
With an enrollment of more than 38,000 students, Texas State University is the fourth-largest public university in Texas. Texas State University is a comprehensive institution with 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs and a growing portfolio of research activity. The university also has a talented, diverse student body. More information about Texas State University can be found at

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

The Texas State University System is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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