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Internal Audit Manager

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Internal Audit Manager

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Internal Audit Manager

Job Profile Title
Internal Audit Manager

Job Description Summary
The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for overseeing the execution of internal audits and advisory services. Provides project management over the annual Work Plan and ensures projects are performed effectively so as to result in an increase in the effectiveness and/or efficiency of the processes and controls reviewed. Is responsive to special requests and investigations as necessary and provides strategic planning input to the annual risk assessment process and audit plan development. This position interacts with all levels of management throughout the University and Health System; participates in corporate initiatives and represents the Audit Director in his/her absence.

Job Description

The Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy serves as a proactive business partner with University of Pennsylvania and Health System management to upgrade business processes, controls, compliance mechanisms and technologies to:
  • Anticipate and aggressively manage business risks;
  • Ensure strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels;
  • Ensure the integrity of operational and financial information.

Audit, Compliance, and Privacy serves the University of Pennsylvania and Health System by upholding the highest professional standards; recruiting, training, and developing future managers for the institution; providing high-quality, cost-effective audit and management services; and communicating value-added outcomes to the Board of Trustees and senior management.



Provides leadership to the Internal Audit team; embraces the vision and goals of OACP and the University and Health System. Helps communicate the vision and goals to the staff. Responsible for recruiting and ongoing training, coaching, and guidance to staff. Evaluates performance of staff quarterly. Assists/guides staff in the development of annual professional development plans. Interacts with all levels of management; participates in corporate initiatives and can be relied upon to represent the Audit Director in his/her absence. Develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings. Works collaboratively with the other Audit Managers on the completion of the annual workplan and in developing and maintaining an “integrated” audit team. Assists in coordination of activities with external auditors, and the University, IT, Privacy and Compliance teams within OACP.

Project Management

Provides “value-added” audit results and proactive service. Review policies, procedures, and systems of internal controls. Conduct preliminary reviews of client's business; identify business risk; discusses aspects of timing, scope, and purpose with Audit Director and client management; work with Audit Director to assess business units to be audited; develop and monitor project plans. Review university and health system operations and formulate audit programs. Conducts and/or oversees projects; develops recommendations to improve processes and controls; prepares audit reports; and conducts opening, status, and closing meetings with clients. Plans and performs advisory services and investigations. Establishes project deadlines and milestones and tracks progress to ensure timely completion. Monitors the Internal Audit staff activities to ensure that projects are being effectively executed. Assists in managing co-sourced/outsourced projects. Regularly updates the Audit Director of project progress and major findings and/or problems encountered. Reviews and approves auditor-prepared workpapers and reports. Effectively communicates results to management at in-person meetings and via written reports. Ensures reports are of ready-to-issue quality before presentation to the Audit Director and Executive Director.

Strategic Planning

Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of University and Health System entities, processes, and systems. Is alert to risk conditions and advises the Audit Director and Executive Director of items that may shift risk/audit priorities. Participates in the annual risk assessment to identify auditable risks and proposes projects to be included on the Internal Audit Work Plan. Assists Audit Director in the development of strategic plans. Presents risk/control issues to senior management. Assists in assuring compliance with IIA and GAAS professional standards for the practice of Internal Auditing and office practices. Performs other related duties as required.

  • A Bachelor's Degree and 7 to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Certification required.

A resume and cover MUST BE PROVIDED for consideration. Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of the application. You may upload multiple documents in that field.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Audit Compliance and Privacy

Pay Range
$90,860.00 - $140,000.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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