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Internal Auditor (Sponsored programs / Research)

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Business and Financial Services

Job Number: REQ_0000014810


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As a member of the Office of Internal Audit, you will be joining a team of individuals who have the ambition to help Penn State succeed. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and individual perspectives that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The University believes that we can learn from each other's differences and break down the barriers that separate us. Penn State is a place where everyone can be themselves, together.

The Pennsylvania State University Office of Internal Audit seeks a Internal Auditor (Sponsored programs / Research) who will be responsible for planning and executing audits of sponsored research programs and related research areas of University colleges, campuses, departments, institutes, centers, and regulatory functional offices.

Primary position duties include completing both scheduled and unscheduled audits to evaluate internal controls and to ensure compliance with institutional policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations; performing consulting and advisory engagements related to sponsored research programs as needed; developing written audit reports of finding and recommendations; presenting briefings on audit findings; appraising adequacy of corrective actions proposed or taken; and performing audit follow up review to ensure control weaknesses and process inefficiencies identified in audit reports are being addressed.

The successful candidate for this position will perform specialized audits pertaining to investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse of resources within high risk and complex research areas of the University.

Education and Experience:

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher and 7 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

They must possess:

  • Advanced knowledge of accepted audit techniques and the identification and assessment of the level of risk inherent in the operation under audit.

  • Advanced knowledge of federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies.

  • High level of communication and diplomacy. This position communicates at all levels of the University. These communications often involve significant and complex situations, and the successful candidate must be able to relay this information in a way that is objective and adaptive to the audience.

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