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Chief Audit Officer

Miami University
Ohio, United States
$100,000.00 - $150,000.00
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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

Leads an independent and objective audit and consulting program for all campus locations. Manages a staff that performs full-scope audits. Makes recommendations to improve internal control and reduce risk. Maintains comprehensive ERM and compliance programs. Administers hotline.

Duties/Physical Demands:

-Develops and presents annual audit plans based on an evaluation of enterprise risk exposures. Hires and manages a professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience, to execute audit plans independently and objectively. Considers any risk or control concerns identified by management or the Board in planning audits.
-Advises management on internal control and risk reduction through compliance, financial, information technology, operational and investigative audits. Promotes operational efficiency and effectiveness using Lean methodologies. Issues reports summarizing significant internal control issues, recommendations for improvement and management responses.
-Reviews follow-up by management to determine whether appropriate actions have been taken to resolve audit issues. Periodically provides information for management and the Board of Trustees Finance and Audit Committee on the status and results of audits. Reports on the sufficiency of department resources, budget and staffing annually.
-Performs consulting services to assist management in meeting its objectives. Consulting services range from formal engagements with defined scope and objectives, to advisory activities, such as participating in standing or ad hoc committees or project teams. Consulting may also include informal guidance provided on an as-needed basis.
-Maintains a comprehensive enterprise risk management program and assists management and the Board of Trustees with addressing key risk exposures. Designed and manages a compliance database of University legal requirements and responsible staff. Works with General Counsel to administer the University's anonymous reporting hotline.
-Develops staff for promotion to senior roles in auditing, finance, and business affairs. Adheres to The Institute of Internal Auditors' mandatory guidance and standards. Established and maintains a quality assurance program to assure the operation conforms to the IIA Standards. Quality is validated through external assessments.
-Coordinates with other University control and monitoring functions and acts as a liaison for audits performed by external audit agencies. Negotiates the external audit contract with independent public accountants and the Auditor of State representatives. Considers scope of others to provide optimal audit coverage and overall cost.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Business, Information Systems or related field upon hire; more than 6 years of audit experience in higher education or environments of comparable size and complexity; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Resume, Cover Letter and References

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.   As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. Labor Law Posters for Applicants: Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). Benefits Eligible:


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