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#95101 Senior Auditor

Extended Deadline: Mon 4/8/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/17/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

  • This position is open until filled.


The mission of Audit & Management Advisory Services (AMAS) is to assess and monitor the university community in the discharge of its oversight, management, and operating responsibilities in relation to governance processes, the systems of internal control, and compliance with laws, regulations and University policies including those related to ethical conduct by providing relevant, timely, independent, and objective assurance, advisory and investigative services using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate risk and improve effectiveness.

AMAS is responsible for performing financial, operational, compliance, and information systems audits and investigations of the main campus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Health Sciences Enterprise, including UCSD's teaching hospitals.

The Senior Auditor position performs the full scope of auditing encompassing financial, compliance, information systems, and effectiveness reviews according to professional auditing standards. Performs and directs audits and management studies of highly complex areas at UCSD. Assesses organizational and operational risks for assigned review area, designs and prepares audit programs, establishes contact with operating personnel, conducts fieldwork, prepares work papers, drafts reports, and follows up on observations and recommendations.

Exercises individual judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for developing audit conclusions. Provides functional advice, training and / or guidance to less-experienced audit professionals. On a project basis, provides direction to support audit staff as may be assigned by the Director of AMAS. Communicates and interacts effectively with all levels of management and staff. Normally receives high level oversight on audit assignments with general instruction provided on new or more complex audit work.

Level of the position (Audit Professional 3 or 4) will be based on candidates' experience and qualifications.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Demonstrated experience and advanced knowledge of the audit profession, theories and systems of internal control, and professional auditing standards.

  • Ability to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of administrative and financial processes or controls and to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and compliance with applicable policies and regulations.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training. Major in an appropriate field such as Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent extensive audit experience. Professional certification preferred (CPA, CIA, CFE, and/or CISA).

  • Broad and thorough knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations. Knowledge of IS auditing, good business practices, and/or general administration. Knowledge of healthcare concepts and principles is preferred.

  • Ability to perform and/or supervise audits and/or management studies of a high level of complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity and innovation. Experience completing special projects, or other high level management activities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate sensitive and complex ideas to all levels of management, as well as external customers and stakeholders


  • A background check is required.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
Audit & Management Advisory Services
Hiring Salary Range
$71,000 - $93,250 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri