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
- Perform work in accordance with the Institute of Internal
Auditors’ and generally accepted government auditing standards, as
- 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
- Assist in assessing risk and allocating engagement resources in
a manner that is reasonable and defendable within the professional
- Assimilate evidentiary information from various sources to
conclude whether it is sufficient, competent, relevant, and useful
as a sound basis for engagement observations and
- 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
- Prepare or assist in preparing formal written reports, as
- Prepare or assist in preparing institutional audit committee
- 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
- Other duties as assigned.
Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written,
- Ability to provide effective oral and written communication
that can be both technical and persuasive.
- Ability to listen during conversations and extract important
- 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
- 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.