Senior Internal Auditor
Senior Internal Auditor position is responsible for performing or
supervising full scope auditing and advisory services that
encompass financial, compliance, economy and efficiency, and
effectiveness reviews as a service to management according to
professional auditing standards. Responsible for assisting and
advising Director of Internal Audit and others in management with
objective, timely and accurate analyses, recommendation, counsel
and information concerning University activities and compliance
with rules, regulations, policies and procedures including federal,
state or other regulations and standard accounting practices.
- Plans the scope of the audit, prepares the audit program, and
determines the appropriate auditing procedures and examination
techniques to be applied in compliance with established guidelines,
IIA Standards, and principles of auditing.
- Performs and directs audit assignments which involve contacting
operating personnel, conducting fieldwork, preparing workpapers,
drafting reports, and following up on observations and
- Researches and analyzes University policy and procedures,
accounting principles, governance practices, and regulatory
obligations to evaluate compliance with laws, policies, procedures
and regulation, and evaluates audit related documentation as a
basis for an objective opinion on the effectiveness and efficiency
of operations and the adequacy of internal control.
- Prepares and organizes audit workpapers that adequately support
audit conclusions and recommendations and which adhere to
prescribed internal and IIA auditing standards for workpaper
content and presentation.
- Directs, counsels and instructs auditors assigned to assist on
audit projects and review their work for technical proficiency,
reasonableness and adequacy of documentation.
- Makes oral presentation to auditees and other campus
administrators during and at the conclusion of the audit covering
the results of the audit and recommendations for corrective
- Exercises independent decision making and professional judgment
in assessing the level of risk in findings and appropriate
recommendations to remediate identified issues.
- Prepares formal written reports covering the results of
assigned audit projects and participates in report reviews with
auditees and campus management.
- Conducts or assists in fraud investigations requiring strict
confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive personnel
- Assists in identifying the audit universe and assess risks for
the development of the annual and long-range audit plans and
assists the Director of Internal Audit in the continual risk
assessment of university and fraud risks.
- Prepares or assembles audit workpapers and reports for use by
the External Auditors in conducting the audit of the University’s
- Presents training programs and acts as consultant to
individuals regarding control issues for financial and
administrative systems and aids in developing efficient and
effective control systems as assigned.
- Pursues professional development opportunities, including
external and internal training and professional association
memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
- Contributes to the overall success of the University by working
as a team member or independently on audits and special projects
and performing all other duties and responsibilities as
- Maintains currency of all certifications and maintains
knowledge of new technology, changing control risks, and related
control techniques through appropriate continuing professional
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and
employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that
demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways
socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality,
socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field.
- Three (3) years of work experience in formal auditing.
- Certification as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified
Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
- Experience related to Internal Auditing, IT Auditing,
Compliance, or Governance.
- Strong knowledge of IIA Core Principles, Standards, and Code of
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
- Professionalism, initiative, and objectivity under all
- Advanced knowledge of theories and systems of internal controls
(financial, management, and information systems), financial
analysis, auditing practices and procedures, and legal
- Excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to
work independently and achieve audit objectives on multiple,
complex projects running simultaneously and complete projects by
required due dates.
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to analyze
data with professional skepticism.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including
proven ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports to
senior management and Audit Committee, articulate complex and/or
technical issues to various levels of university stakeholders, and
handle sensitive discussions.
- Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse
backgrounds and cultures.
- Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity,
and inclusion in a university setting.
- Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices
and knowledge in their work.
The physical demands described here are representative but not
definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist
motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional to
frequent standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and
reaching. Occasional lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with
use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard business
hours. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or
deadlines. Some in-state travel required.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to
meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for
University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves
the right to exclude applicants based on their driving
$66,150 - $90,960 per year. We consider
factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of
the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well
as market and organizational considerations when extending an
Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are
required to execute a release and authorization for a background
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/25915
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical