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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 1333256
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Business

Director of Audit Services and Coordination

Classification: Administrator III-Range A

AutoReqId: 10844BR

Department: VP Administration & Finance, CFO

Sub-Division: Office of the President

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the University was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of close to 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators through orientations, training programs, and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including, but not limited to, the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:
Reporting to the University President, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President of Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Audit Services and Coordination manages audit and advisory services for University departments and auxiliary organizations with primary responsibility for coordinating and managing external auditing activities on behalf of the University. The Director will provide consultation on administrative and financial policies, laws, and regulations and is the direct contact for reports on fiscal improprieties and fraudulent activities.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Acts as liaison for audits conducted by external auditors, including auditors from the offices of the State Controller, State Auditor, CSU Chancellor's Office (University Auditor), and other governmental agencies. Assists university personnel in responding to external audit reports. Reviews implementation plans for effectiveness and efficiency, provides appropriate follow-up assistance in implementation, and verifies resolutions.
  2. Works with Department Heads on tracking management responses to audit findings to ensure their execution and completion.
  3. In consultation with Division Heads, performs periodic risk assessments of university operations.
  4. Provides counsel to management regarding audits, internal controls, business systems,tax issues, and other accounting and financial issues.
  5. As identified, performs audits, surveys, or reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of accounting controls, integrity of financial records and soundness of business operating practices.
  6. Analyzes and evaluates audit results and makes recommendations to resolve internal control weaknesses, improve operations, and reduce costs.
  7. Provides written and oral communication, as necessary, of audit findings and recommendations to various levels of management.
  8. As identified, performs investigations and serves as the University's Whistleblower contact.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required. Minimum of five years of relevant professional audit work experience in a higher education environment with sufficient scope and complexity to conclusively demonstrate the ability to handle the work required of the position. Knowledge of internal control systems. Knowledge of and ability to apply principles and practices of internal auditing as included in the Standards for the Professional Practices of Internal Auditing adopted by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Ability to plan audits, conduct surveys, develop audit objectives, write audit programs, and manage an internal audit function in a complex organization (preferably in higher education). Experience in evaluating internal control systems and providing recommendations for improvements. Ability to provide leadership to the internal audit function. Ability to review and analyze systems and procedures to provide recommendations and alternatives for stronger internal controls, revenue enhancements, cost cutting, system improvements, etc. Knowledge of public higher education and administration practices. Ability to quickly learn applicable federal and state laws as well as policies and directives of the CSU Office of the Chancellor.

Knowledge of and familiarity with accounting systems software, including current auditing software packages and demonstrated personal computer skills using spreadsheet and word processing packages. Strong planning and organizational skills. Ability to direct the work of others and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to interact successfully with administrators, constituents, and employees in a dynamic and diverse workforce and at all levels. Knowledge of data information security practices. Knowledge of investigative theory and methods and experience in conducting investigations. General knowledge of tax issues affecting governmental and not-for-profit institutions.

Special Working Conditions:
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of close to 40,000, including international students representing 86 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 57 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks the campus as 5th in the nation in terms of bachelors degrees awarded to underrepresented students based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2017) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Hiring Preference: None

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2018

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