Sr Internal Auditor

Rochester, NY


Leads or assists in the planning, performing and reporting of audits in accordance with Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


  • Conducts unit-level risk assessments and develops customized audit strategies for business units, divisions, and departments. Creates a plan for the scope, timing, and resource needs to complete assigned audit projects and presents such plans to the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director. Makes certain that audit objectives are clearly understood among Audit Department and management. Obtains, analyzes, and appraises evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of management’s internal controls, business processes, and ability to meet its goals and objectives.

  • Plans and leads meetings with key management to discuss strategic goals and objectives of various business centers and departments. Incorporates results into an overall audit strategy. Develops audit strategies geared toward helping business centers achieve their objectives, as well as identifying areas of exposure that may prevent objectives from being met. Determines audit strategies for centralized functions that allow for a broad coverage of review to impact a large number of business centers/departments.

  • Prepares formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal controls and the efficiency and effectiveness with which control activities are being performed. Makes oral or written presentations to management prior to and at the conclusion of audits, discussing deficiencies and explaining recommended corrective actions.

  • Uses technology tools to accomplish tasks and projects. Anticipates potential problems and develops ways to prevent them. Performs independent analysis and reasoning with attention to detail. Identifies, clarifies, and researches problems to find the best solutions. Challenges the culture and status quo to generate new ideas.

  • Develops and continuously enhances working relationships with staff and management at the University. Promotes the mission of the Audit Department and its ability to provide advisory services through continuous communication with management. Serves as a spokesperson when representing the Department on specific projects or teams.

  • Works with the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director in developing the annual audit plan and helps schedule and prioritize projects.

  • Maintains awareness of current trends and risks specifically associated with higher education and health care through self-studies, training, publications, and membership/participation in professional organizations. Works with the Senior Audit Manager and Executive Director to ensure current trends, industry risks, and other relevant issues are adequately considered in the Department’s audit plan. Shares best practices and audit strategies with other audit staff members to ensure that key areas of experience and knowledge are distributed and incorporated in future audits of University departments.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required

  • 3 years of experience as an auditor/consultant (internal audit and/or public accounting) role required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Experience in health care or higher education preferred

  • Systems implementation experience preferred

  • Understanding of internal controls, business processes, auditing procedures and risk assessments. Proficient in PC functionality and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required

  • Ability to manage appropriate steps to get projects completed; has strong abilities to organize people and processes; can create a plan for resourceful workflow required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills required

  • Knowledge of electronic work papers required

  • CPA, CIA, CHIAP, CISA, CMA and/or MBA preferred

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $68,400 - $102,600 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 056
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM

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