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Internal Auditor

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Vacancy Number


Position Title


Working Title

Internal Auditor

Competency Level



Internal Audit - 25400

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Office of Internal Audit provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The Office of Internal Audit assists the university in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The Office of Internal Audit supports the mission of the university by partnering with university management and assisting the Board of Trustees, through the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee, in the effective discharge of their responsibilities to protect the assets and reputation of the university, and to promote operational effectiveness and efficiency.

The Office of Internal Audit conducts audits, consultations, and investigations related to all university entities and systems, and functions in accordance with an annual plan of coverage based on an institution-wide risk assessment. Internal Audit also coordinates audit activities with the Internal Audit staff at the UNC System Office and with the Office of the State Auditor.


Chancellor - 25000 College

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct operational, compliance, financial, and special audits or consultations with the objective of providing assurance that:
  • Internal controls are adequate and effective
  • Operations promote efficiency and compliance with policies, applicable laws, and regulations
  • Assets of the university are properly protected.
This position also provides routine consultation and advisory services to university campus units. This may include, but is not limited to, interpreting policies and procedures, participating on standing committees, completing limited-life projects, attending ad hoc meetings, and engaging in routine information exchange.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies and practices that integrate work/life strategies. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family.

Benefit plan coverage begins on the first of the month following the date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date. Full time employees are eligible for the following coverage plans: health, dental, vision, retirement plans with employer contribution, 4 paid university classes covered per year, application fee covered, free membership to Campus Recreation Center, supplemental insurance coverages, flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays each calendar year, 24 hours of paid community leave time, paid vacation and sick leave (new hires accrue 14 days of vacation leave and 12 days of sick leave), family medical leave and disability plans. In addition, an abundance of training and development programs are available through our Dare to Learn Academy, Skillport and employee assistance programs, which are all offered free of charge.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or discipline related to the program area assigned and two years of related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in any field and certification/licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information System Auditor or related certification or licensure and two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

Relevant professional certifications (Certified Internal Auditor ( CIA ), Certified Public Accountant ( CPA ), Certified Information Systems Auditor ( CISA ), Certified Fraud Examiner ( CFE )) or a willingness to pursue a certification
Previous experience in audit and assurance services.
Experience using data analytics.
Previous experience in higher education.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
  • Ability to read and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations and ability to test conformance to those standards
  • Knowledge and skill in applying Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
  • Knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework of Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions
  • Experience in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to identify problems and risks and recommend modifications and solutions
  • Ability to negotiate issues and resolve problems
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and SharePoint and experience in using data analytics tools
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, interviewing skills, and experience with presenting findings and recommendations
  • Ability to write communications that convey concise and comprehensive information
  • Ability to establish, cultivate, and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff, faculty, students, and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
Required Certifications or licensure


Recruitment Range

$64,000 - $70,000


1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year

12 Months

Work Days

Monday - Friday

Work Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM (Occasional Overtime)

Type of Position


Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

Position Number


Job Posting Date


Posting Close Date


Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

Please include in your cover letter your work experience within a university setting related to professional audit guidance and ethics, data analysis, and assessment of the adequacy of internal controls.

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW Facebook Page
    • UNCW Twitter Account
    • UNCW Website
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Direct Contact from UNCW HR Representative / Recruiter
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • Craigslist
    • Other Social Media Tools
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Other

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