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Audit Associate

UT Health Science Center - Tyler
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President (VP) – Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and the Audit Directors, the Audit Associate provides independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve UT Tyler’s operations. This position participates in evaluations of assigned financial, operational, compliance, and information technology activities to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes over those activities.


Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Perform work in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors’ and generally accepted government auditing standards, as applicable.
  • Plan and execute complete reviews of limited audit and consulting engagement assignments or conducts portion reviews of extensive audit and consulting engagement assignments, in accordance with accepted professional standards.
  • Assist in determining the direction, theory, scope, and procedures utilized for the proposed engagement programs.
  • Identify key risks and controls applicable to the systems reviewed.
  • Assist in assessing risk and allocating engagement resources in a manner that is reasonable and defendable within the professional standards framework.
  • Assimilate evidentiary information from various sources to conclude whether it is sufficient, competent, relevant, and useful as a sound basis for engagement observations and recommendations.
  • Assist in making presentations to management during and at the conclusion of projects, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective actions to add value and improve UT Tyler’s operations.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing formal written reports, as requested.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing institutional audit committee meeting materials.
  • Appraise, or assist in appraising, the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve operations.
  • Perform or assist in the performance of special reviews at the request of management.
  • Demonstrate adherence to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Code of Ethics when performing work, including the principles of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency.
  • Demonstrate initiative, adaptability, creativity, and judgement with moderate latitude, working under supervision.
  • Adapt communication and work approach to numerous professional disciplines and organizational levels in order to achieve departmental goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, required.
  • Ability to provide effective oral and written communication that can be both technical and persuasive.
  • Ability to listen during conversations and extract important information.
  • Ability to assess situations, identify audit issues, and offer relevant recommendations and practical solutions.
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple on-going audit projects, as necessary.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Set high goals and standards of performance for self.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Continually develop skills and/or job knowledge.

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area of specialty required.
  • Master’s degree in area of specialty or related field is preferred.
  • Two (2) years of audit experience in an academic institution or healthcare organization or three (3) years of general audit experience is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional (CHIAP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification preferred, or fulfillment of all eligibility requirements to take the CPA exam, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Must be certified within 18 months of employment.
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