Posting Summary: The Director of Internal Audit reports directly to the President with audit reporting responsibility to the governing board's Audit Committee and the governing board, currently through the Chief Audit Executive at the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Internal Auditor has overall responsibility for directing a broad comprehensive program of internal auditing within the University. He/she plans and conducts comprehensive reviews of the University's accounting/financial operations and management procedures to determine: (1) the adequacy of the University's systems of internal control and the degree of compliance; (2) the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of financial, administrative and academic management; and (3) the degree of compliance with applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. The performance of these duties requires frequent interaction with high-level officers on matters of policy and implementation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Work with management to assess institutional risks and develop annual audit plan and audit accomplishment report.
Develop audit programs, internal control questionnaires, and audit procedures to be used (such as statistical sampling, use of electronic data processing equipment, and record analysis).
Test compliance with University policies and procedures, and State and Federal laws and regulations and contractual requirements.
Review systems of internal controls, the adequacy of accounting records, and system design and recommends improvements when necessary.
Make oral or written presentations to University and external officials at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and suggesting improvements in operations.
Incorporate governing board audit requirements within departmental activities. Appraise the adequacy of the corrective action taken of reported audit findings and/or recommendations. Conduct special investigations and make recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, accounting records, and system designs.
Establish policies for the auditing activity and direct its technical and administrative functions. Plan, implement, and evaluate short- and long-range objectives of the Department of Internal Audit.
Control and supervise departmental operating budget; recommend budget requests for next fiscal year.
Authorize the publication of reports to the President and other appropriate personnel on the results of audit examinations, including recommendations for improvements.
Develop update, and revise the department's audit manual.
Serve on projects and committees reviewing proposed, revised, and/or new systems.
Evaluate institutional controls to determine their effectiveness and efficiency. Coordinate work with external auditors, program reviewers, and consultants.
Test the timeliness, reliability, and usefulness of institutional records and reports.
Assist the institution with its strategic planning process to include a complete cycle review of goals and values.
Evaluate program performance.
Perform consulting, advisory services and special requests as directed by the Audit Committee or the President.
Perform annual audit of a president of a peer Tennessee university upon assignment through the governing board.
Supervise the activities of Internal Audit staff.
Provide training, communications, and investigations as related to fraud, waste and abuse of university resources.
Engage in department assessment required for university accreditation via Compliance Assist or other software.
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently ser...ving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.