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Director of Internal Audit

Delta State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Delta State University

Director of Internal Audit

Position Type: Administrative

Department: Internal Audit

Posting Number: 201201449

Full or Part Time: Full Time


Salary Basis: 12 month

  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Inform the President and other senior administration of significant events in a timely manner.
  • Conduct annual risk assessment.
  • Develop annual audit plan based on risk assessment and consultation with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) and university management.
  • Conduct internal control assessments and process audits of areas identified on the annual audit plan as well as ad hoc audits requested by management or IHL in accordance with Institution of Internal Auditing Standards (IIA).
  • Prepare and distribute formal reports of all control assessments and audits to the reviewed department and up the chain of responsibility to include the University President and Chief Audit Executive of IHL.
  • Develop, update, coordinate and conduct internal controls and fraud awareness training for unit heads and administrators.
  • Serve as a resource for university personnel on internal controls and best practices.
  • Review university policies and procedures to ensure compliance with IHL Policies and Bylaws.
  • Manage the University's anonymous reporting system.
  • Conduct investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse reports on anonymous reporting system and assign other types of reports to the appropriate individual.
  • Serve on various university committees.
  • Maintain a collaborative atmosphere between the Office of Internal Audit and various university departments and personnel.
  • Attend training to facilitate professional development and maintain professional certifications.
  • The position reports functionally to the IHL Chief Audit Executive and Administratively to the Institutional Executive Officer (President), and is a hybrid position designating 75% of the work schedule in the MS IHL Jackson office and 25% on DSU campus in Cleveland MS.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or related field. Five years’ experience in financial & compliance auditing, financial analysis, performance audits, data analytics or management consulting.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business, Management, Finance and Accounting, or related field. Experience in Higher Education internal audit environment.

Preference will be considered for those candidates holding one or more of the following professional certifications:

1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
2. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

12 monthCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a hybrid position designating 75% of the work schedule in the MS IHL Jackson office, and 25% on DSU campus in Cleveland MS.

Please include the names and contact information of 3-5 references. Letters of recommendation are optional at this point. If you would like to add a letter of recommendation please upload them with your application under optional documents. You may also have them emailed to Once letters are received we will add them to your application materials.

Additional Information:
  1. Must be bondable.
  2. Advanced level of knowledge of auditing concepts, practices and procedures.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and diplomacy.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the TeamMate - Audit Management Software System is preferred.
  5. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct a comprehensive internal audit function in a public institutional setting.
  6. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituency groups.
  7. Knowledge of court processes and legal documentation requirements.
  8. Ability to establish, implement and evaluate short- and long-range audit plans.
  9. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  10. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  11. Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  12. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  13. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  14. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  15. Ability to persuade and influence others.
  16. Ability to perform and evaluate the quality of audit work.
  17. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  18. Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in applicable federal, state, local laws, and university policies and procedures.
  19. Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, PeopleSoft, Banner, Lawson, etc.…) as part of the audit process. Preference given to candidates with Banner experience.

Open Date: 11/13/2023

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University. jeid-0f904469ca763d429d65c44485b1c82d

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