Internal Auditor

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Position Information

Job Title
Internal Auditor

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Employment Status
Full Time

Internal Audit

Job Summary

To assist the Director of Internal Audit in reviewing University operations and processes to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance with state, federal, and local laws and regulations.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of theories and principles of internal auditing, and audit frameworks (e.g, COSO, IIA’s International Professional Practice Framework).
• Knowledge and understanding of the TeamMate Plus Software and Eullcian Banner (preferred)
• Knowledge of flowcharting and data analysis (preferred)
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed.
• Ability to perform adequate research to gain understanding of policies, rules, regulations, laws and statutes pertaining to work assignments.
• Ability to quickly collaborate and work effectively on concurrent work assignments and tasks with diverse constituency groups.
• Excellent interpersonal (verbal) communication as well as strong writing skills.

Essential Job Functions

• Plan audits and perform fieldwork in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, including developing scopes, test plans, accurately documenting results to support conclusions;
• Identify key financial, operations, compliance, and reputational risks for the areas under review and designing audit procedures to assess the high-risk areas;
• Develops recommendations to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes, and follow up to monitor and ensure that management actions have been effectively implemented or that senior management has accepted the risk of not taking action;
• Facilitates the communication of audit results through preparing clear and concise written reports and making effective oral presentations to management;
• Conducts data extraction, analysis and reviews information utilizing software tools to evaluate the reliability, accuracy and integrity of data to prepare financial reports to determine compliance with federal state or externally funded grants’ post award established guidelines;
• Evaluates internal controls to ensure that business practices are effective, efficient, and compliant with University and regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines;
• Assess information technology control elements to mitigate IT risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information;
• Conducts interviews, investigations, reviews, and document sufficient evidential matter; and
• Performs special projects and consulting activities as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems or related field which provides a course of student complementing internal auditing.

Master’s degree is preferred, given the level of interaction with management and external agencies. (preferred)

Preference will be considered for candidates holding or currently pursuing one of the following professional certifications:

Certified Public Accountant ( CPA )
Certified Internal Auditor ( CIA )
Certified Systems Information Auditor ( CISA )
Certified Fraud Examiner ( CFE )

Experience in higher education preferred with 4 years of audit experience

Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

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Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA / ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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Excellent Benefits Package

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems or related field which provides a course of study complementing internal auditing?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently hold or are currently pursing at least one professional audit related certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 4 years of auditing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have knowledge and understanding of Banner or any Higher Education Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have knowledge and understanding of TeamMate+ or any other audit management software?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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