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Senior Internal Auditor


University, MS, US, 38677

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


Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Plans and conducts complex operational and financial audits, internal control assessments, management requests, investigations, and other projects independently; the complexity and size of audit projects will vary significantly.  
  • Serves as the team lead on projects.  
  • Performs all phases of audits/investigations which includes reviewing policies and procedures, conducting and documenting interviews, identifying key risks and controls, preparing the audit program, reviewing operational procedures and documentation, performing analytical reviews, and documenting results.
  • Develops audit and investigative reports, including writing findings and recommendations for improved business processes, internal controls, and compliance with State law, IHL policies and bylaws, and/or University policies.
  • Works collaboratively with management.  
  • 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 and investigations including Excel, Access, ACL, ActiveData, etc.
  • Reviews audit-related work of student interns, graduate assistants, and/or staff auditors. 
  • Assists with departmental reporting requirements as required by the University and IHL.
  • Ensures that 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.
  • 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 and detailed audit work independently and serves as team lead on assigned projects.
  2. Plans and conducts audits, and prepares findings and recommendations.
  3. Plans and conducts investigations, and prepares findings and recommendations. 
  4. Ensures that all audit and administrative assignments are completed within budgeted hours and by assigned due dates.
Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or a related field, from an accredited four-year college or university.


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


Certifications:  Current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 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.

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 complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi