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Senior IT Auditor (Hybrid Remote Work Possible)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Internal Audit (10000900)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position performs higher level duties independently and serves as team lead on assigned projects using auditing standards and practices for the institutional internal audit function. The incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment while performing auditing engagements. Work includes auditing University departments and programs for compliance with applicable laws, policies, procedures, testing internal controls, and making recommendations to improve information security.


The Office of Internal Audit anticipates this position to be eligible for a hybrid remote work arrangement. The incumbent will be expected to work from the office a minimum of two days per week and could be more frequently as needed for meetings. However, the employee must be able to commute to campus on short notice if unplanned projects arise. Transportation and housing will be the responsibility of the employee.


For full consideration, please provide a resume and a cover letter.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs complex, detailed audit work independently.
  • Plans and conducts a variety of information security audits (compliance, process, and operational), management requests, and other projects independently.
  • Performs all phases of audits which includes determining the audit scope, reviewing policies and procedures, conducting and documenting interviews, identifying key risks and controls, reviewing access, preparing the audit program, analyzing information system scans and settings and comparing to industry standard and benchmarks, and documenting results.
  • Reviews internal controls and security measures for the University’s computing environment including programs, departments, colleges, campuses, and the University, focusing on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Leads, collaborates, and participates in assisting campus departments and IT in resolving deficiencies as needed.
  • Plans and conducts audits and prepares findings and recommendations.
  • Develops audit reports, including writing findings and recommendations to strengthen IT internal controls in accordance with industry standards and compliance with federal regulations such as GLBA, HIPAA and FERPA, State law, IHL policies and bylaws, and/or University policies.
  • Leads exit conferences to present findings and recommendations to auditee.
  • Conducts audit work in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards, including that departmental quality assurance standards are met.
  • Uses various data analytical tools to assist in audits including Excel, Access, ACL, ActiveData, etc.
  • Reviews audit-related work of student interns, graduate assistants, and/or staff auditors.
  • Ensures all audit and administrative assignments are completed within budgeted hours and by assigned due dates.
  • Manages multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Mentors less experienced team members.
  • Assists with departmental administrative tasks.
  • Serves on committees to improve the University’s information security policies and procedures.
  • Monitors current developments in administrative and academic IT environment including laws and regulations.
  • Participates in the development process for future University IT initiatives.
  • Discusses appropriate controls for the design of planned applications and systems with campus communities and groups and recommends University policies to increase control within the IT environment.
  • Co-conducts information security training with University computer users with the Office of Information Technology.
  • Assists with departmental reporting requirements as required by the University and IHL.
  • Collaborates on the technology remediation activity for any deficiencies identified in audited departments.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Information Technology to mitigate risks identified in audit findings.
  • Performs all duties in a professional manner while treating all co-workers, faculty, staff, and students with courtesy, respect, and dignity.
  • Fosters a cooperative work environment.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs complex, detailed audit work independently.
  2. Plans and conducts audits and prepares findings and recommendations.
  3. Ensures all audit and administrative assignments are completed within budgeted hours by assigned due dates.
  4. Collaborates on technology remediation activity for any deficiencies identified in audited departments.

Minimum Education/Experience

Experience/Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Business, or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Three (3) years of experience related to the above-described duties.

Certifications: Current Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or other applicable certifications.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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