The University of Minnesota is seeking its next Chief Auditor,
an important systemwide senior leadership role reporting to the
Board of Regents with additional oversight and guidance from the
President. With assistance from AGB Search, the University seeks an
exceptional, forward-thinking leader with absolute and
unquestionable integrity, as well as a deep understanding of and
appreciation for the mission of the University and its importance
both locally and globally.
The Chief Auditor is responsible for directing the University-
wide Internal Audit function, which assesses the extent to which
the University’s risks are appropriately identified and managed;
important financial, managerial, and operating information is
accurate, reliable, and timely; resources are acquired
economically, used efficiently and adequately protected; and
significant legislative and regulatory issues impacting the
University are recognized and addressed appropriately. They develop
a flexible internal audit plan using appropriate risk-based
methodology and provide regular status updates as well as report
significant issues relating to the processes for controlling
University activities, including potential improvements to those
processes. In addition, the Chief Auditor leads an audit staff with
the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide a high level of
professional audit service to the University.
The University of Minnesota, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth,
Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular
vision of excellence. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is
the flagship campus and one of five campuses in the nation with an
engineering school, medical school, law school, veterinary medicine
school, and agricultural school all on one campus. The University
is proud of its land-grant mission of world-class education,
groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach.
It is required that the successful candidate have a CIA, CPA,
CISA, MBA or other advanced degree or professional certification.
The individual is expected to have at least 15 years of relevant
experience, with five or more years of internal audit experience.
Preferably, the next Chief Auditor will have experience leading in
higher education across a large, diversified, decentralized, highly
regulated, multi-unit organization, as well as managerial
experience in auditing or consulting.
Applications will be received and considered until the position
is filled. For full consideration, submit applications by
September 18, 2021. Applications must include a
letter of interest, addressing why the applicant is interested in
this position and how required qualifications are met; and a CV and
five professional references with email and telephone numbers
(references will not be contacted without prior authorization from
the applicant). All applications will be handled in confidence.
Submit applications and nominations electronically (Microsoft Word
or PDF format) to: UofMNChiefAuditor@agbsearch.com.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in
strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without
the applicant’s expressed permission. Inquires and
nominations may also be mailed to UofMNChiefAuditor@agbsearch.com.
our profile to view more detailed information about this
position. Additional information about the University of Minnesota
is available at: www.umn.edu
This search is being supported by AGB Search – inquiries and
nominations are welcomed by:
Dr. Margaret Plympton, Principal, AGB Search
Dr. Oscar Page, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and
opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Director,
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of
Minnesota, 274 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E.,
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