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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 450400 - Office of Internal Audit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Assists the Office of Internal Audit in providing an independent, objective assurance, and consulting function designed to add value and improve the university’s operations by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Salary Grade:  15

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

MSU’s Office of Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting service designed to add value to and improve the University's operations. Internal Audit helps the University accomplish objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluation and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Plans, performs, documents, and reports audits, internal control reviews, process audits, and other assignments either individually or as a member of an audit team as needed under the supervision of the Director, Associate Director and/or Senior Auditors.
2. Assists in providing training to university personnel.
3. Performs all duties in a professional manner while treating co-workers, administrators, faculty, staff, and students with courtesy, respect, and dignity.
4. Analyzes data and procedures; prepares clear work papers documenting the audit procedures performed and results.
5. Participates in internal team meetings, entrance conferences, client status meetings, and end of fieldwork meetings.
6. Communicates regularly with team members and management to share information.
7. Assesses risk levels during assigned projects and often performs testing.
8. Assists in providing training to university personnel.
9. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Two years of auditing work experience.
2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or other applicable certifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to apply intermediate auditing skills in analyzing financial data and accounting procedures, and to prepare clear work papers documenting the audit procedures performed
2. Must have the ability to develop recommendations that improve systems and controls and enhance operational efficiency
3. Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Sound knowledge of auditing practices and IIA standards
6. Proficient in the use of computer applications such as spreadsheets, word documents, and ERP systems.
7. Demonstrated history of high standards, drive for excellence, and achievement of outstanding results.
8. Strong oral and written communication skills.
9. Knowledge of auditing regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
10. Ability to work with highly confidential information.
11. Ability to multi-task and exercise significant individual initiative, independent judgment and discretion in interactions with others.
12. Ability to work well with and produce positive results with diverse constituency groups.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.

Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.

Job requires standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision Requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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