Job Requisition Number: 26221. Audit and Advisory Services 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. Auditors present analyses, evaluations, and recommendations based on in-depth study of an operation, risk, activity, or emerging issue. In conjunction with senior campus management, we develop an annual plan of audits and consultative projects based on a risk assessment and ranking methodology adopted across the UC system and augmented to address local circumstances.
The Principal Auditor provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to review and appraise the soundness, adequacy, and application of governance, risk management, accounting, financial, operating, and administrative controls, as well as promoting a risk-based balance of cost and benefit in establishing an effective system of control. This position will conduct financial, operational, and compliance audits and internal investigations as needed.
•Execute or lead complex audit, advisory, and investigation projects in accordance with professional standards •Plan the scope of the audit, develop the audit program, and determine the appropriate auditing procedures •Apply advanced auditing concepts to perform highly complex technical analysis •Develop formal written reports to communicate audit results to campus management and make recommendations as appropriate •Follow up on management action plans to ensure completion and escalate issues requiring management attention in a timely manner •Assist the Director and/or Associate Director on special projects and evaluating topical areas for the annual audit risk assessment •May also conduct internal investigations •Represent Audit and Advisory Services on key campus committees •Respond to requests for management consultations and advisory services •Keep abreast with latest technology developments and leverage technology, automated audit tools and data analytics to deliver insightful audit services in an effective and efficient manner•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, concise and impactful manner for senior levels of management, both in writing and verbally. •Experience with commonly used industry and internal control frameworks such as ISO, COSO and/or COBIT. •Regularly works on complex issues and technical topics with little or no campus precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. •Possess professional expertise as well as strong analytical and technical skills to evaluate highly complex and diverse IT systems while maintaining the ability to understand and relate to the risks to the organization’s overall enterprise risk profile. •Professional judgment to select audit methods, techniques and evaluation criteria. •Strong interpersonal skills to independently interact with middle and senior management. •Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment. •Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. •Professional certification required (CIA, CISA, CPA, CISSP, GIAC or equivalent).
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.