Reporting to the President and the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Trustee this position directs a broad, comprehensive program of internal audit within the University, examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal control, financial accounting and operational efficiency. Assist members of management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by furnishing them with analyses, appraisals, recommendations, and pertinent comments concerning the activities reviewed. The internal auditor is concerned with any phase of University activity where s/he can be of service to management. This involves going beyond the accounting and financial records to obtain a full understanding of the operations under review.
Typically a Bachelor's degree with major course work/emphasis in accounting. CPA required. MBA preferred. Incumbent is expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in internal auditing practices.
Minimum of eight years of professional auditing experience. Audit experience in higher education setting preferred and managerial experience highly desired.
Demonstrated expertise in the principles of management; accounting and audit theory; practices and procedures; organizational analysis; knowledge of regulations that might influence the University (e.g. tax, NCAA, environmental, labor regulations, etc.). Strong understanding of generally acceptable accounting principles and auditing standards, as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors' professional standards.
Knowledge of how to access, organize, review, and evaluate complex data and information. Review the testing performed by and reports of other auditors. Provide succinct reports and analyses, recommending appropriate corrective action at reasonable cost. Demonstrated success in working well with department heads, obtaining maximum cooperation and providing significant audit findings and recommendations for operation efficiency and effectiveness.
Ability to employ common sense, sound judgment, tact discretion, persuasion, as well as knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of a Jesuit institution.
Excellent analytical and accounting skills in order to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Advanced writing skills.
Demonstrated experience effectively managing traditional audit engagements, including the design of an audit plan. The ability to analyze and evaluate operational aspects of an area with a view to recommending steps for improvement.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.