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Audit and Advisory Services (link is external) (A&AS) assists all levels of University management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities by providing relevant, timely, independent assurance, advisory and investigative services using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate risk and improve the effectiveness of control and governance processes.
A&AS is authorized to have full, free and unrestricted access to information including records, computer files, property, and personnel of the University in accordance with the authority granted by the University of California Board of Regents' approval of the Internal Audit Management Charter and applicable federal and state statutes. Except where limited by law, the work of A&AS is unrestricted. A&AS is free to review and evaluate all policies, procedures, and practices of any University activity, program, or function.
Provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. Examines evidence for the purpose of providing an independent assessment of an organization's risk management, control, and governance processes. Conducts investigations of improper governmental activity. Advises University clients on methods of improving their governance, risk management, and control processes without assuming management responsibility.
Performs audit assignments which involve research and analysis of University policy and procedures, and an evaluation of audit related documentation as a basis for an objective opinion on the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and the adequacy of internal control. Performs sufficient audit procedures to satisfy audit objectives. Investigates sensitive defalcation cases and whistleblower projects. Performs IT systems audits. In consultation with the Director and/or Associate Director, plans the scope of the audit, develops the audit program, and determines the appropriate auditing procedures and examination techniques (e.g., statistical sampling, electronic data processing methods, etc.). Supervises auditors assigned to assist on audit projects and reviews their work for sufficiency of scope and accuracy. Makes oral presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the audit, discussing deficiencies and recommending corrective action to improve operations and reduce cost. Prepares and organizes audit workpapers that fully support audit conclusions and develops cogent and relevant recommendations which adhere to prescribed internal auditing standards for workpaper content and presentation. Prepares formal written reports covering the results of audit efforts, and in the company of the Director and/or Associate Director, presents the report results to management. Provides consultative services to operations managers involving a wide range of complex issues. Assists the Director and/or Associate Director on special projects.
Has advanced knowledge of audit function. Also has knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations. Is able to apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of audit assignments. Is able to extract, verify, compile and develop recommendations related to audit results. Has an understanding of the interrelationship of procedures and desired results. Requires ability to present complex audit findings in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally. Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional certification required.
Salary & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $110,000.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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