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 The University of Texas at Austin – Principal Auditor

The University of Texas at Austin – Principal Auditor

LOCATION: Austin, Texas


DEPARTMENT:  Office of Internal Audits


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Principal Auditor performs complex engagements and regularly leads teams of professional staff to conduct audits, consulting engagements, investigations, and other projects that provide objective and independent evaluations to reduce the university’s risk and improve its operations.


SALARY: $70,000 + depending on qualifications


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Independently conducts or supervises engagement level risk analysis to define a project’s objectives and scope. Independently develops, or supervises the development of, audit programs to achieve objective(s). Prepares thorough, well-organized, and self-explanatory work papers to support conclusions reached. Identifies issues and practicable recommendations. Drafts findings and recommendations resulting from work performed. Coordinates the work of team members. Provides guidance and instruction to team members. Provides first or final review of work papers generated by team members. Monitors time budgets and target dates for assigned projects. Identifies and develops issues and negotiates with audit clients to arrive at sound/effective recommendations. Apprises client of project status, barriers to progress, and potential issues. Leads entrance and exit conferences. Drafts project reports and manages the editing and publication process. Reviews drafts developed by team members and provides effective feedback. Evaluates client’s written responses to recommendations.



Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, management, business administration, computer science, or other relevant field or other field with related professional experience. Current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).  Five years of progressively responsible experience in internal auditing, information systems auditing, consulting, investigations, accounting, or other applicable experience involving evaluation of business process controls, with at least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity.

Skills: Demonstrated ability and experience developing project plans to achieve risk-based project objectives in a complex environment. Ability to compose clear, concise audit reports, audit findings, summaries, memos, correspondence and related materials. Ability to prepare thorough, well-organized, and self-explanatory work papers to support conclusions reached. Ability to analyze appropriate types of information to achieve objectives of project steps. Ability to use TeamMate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in higher education and/or healthcare internal auditing. Experience using data analytics tools and techniques as part of the audit process. General understanding of Uniform Guidance.

CLOSING DATE: Until filled


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