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Director of Audit amp Advisory Services

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University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

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Director of Audit & Advisory Services

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Audit and Advisory Services provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve UCSB's operations. We help UCSB accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Audit and Advisory Services conducts operational audits; educates the campus community in concepts of risk management control, and governance; coordinate and support various external agencies conducting audits on campus; and carries out investigations of improper governmental acts. Audit and Advisory Services assists the campus community in continuously improving operating systems and procedures through consultation services, including assistance in the formative stages of decision-making as well as policy and process development.

Department Code-Name

AUDT-Audit & Advisory Services

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FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code

AA-Senior Management Group (SMG) & Management & Senior Professionals (MSP)

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A-Management (e.g., Manager, Director)

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A little help* Go to Salary Scales 122,900

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$122,900-$167,300; Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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8:00 - 5:00

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A little help with Contracts* Go to Employment Agreements Career

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Is this a NEW CAREER position*


Summary of Job Duties

(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) As Director of Audit & Advisory Services, exercises overall responsibility for the conduct of the UCSB internal audit program as provided for in the University of California Audit Management Plan approved by the Regents, the UC Audit Manual, and the professional standards issued by the Institution of Internal Auditors. The Director is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining a campus-wide audit services plan. Works with appropriate sources to ensure the campus is in compliance with federal and state regulations. Activities include complaint investigations of potential allegations of improper behavior, whistleblowing, and improper government activities. Serves as advisor to senior and executive leadership on issues of significant consequence and risk to the campus.

Oversees the preparation and execution of a risk-based campus-wide audit plan. Provides direction for the audit professional staff and support staff in the conduct of a comprehensive program of operational, compliance, and IT audits and advisory service projects. Develops and maintain procedures to assure compliance with auditing standards, workpaper documentation standards, reporting, review, and other technical standards for the department as a means of quality control.

Provides oversight and coordination of external audits by federal and state agencies and other entities, except the annual financial and A-133 audit conducted by the public accounting firm engaged by the UC Regents. Collaborates with campus and UC system-wide leadership to ensure the campus is in compliance with federal and state regulations, including those governing research sponsored projects.

Provides support to the Chair of the UCSB Campus Audit Committee, prepares meeting agendas and reports of activities for the Committee, and records the actions requested/approved by the Committee.

Consults, as requested, with both academic and business and finance administration on internal control and other aspects of business practices and policy and procedure development, implementation, and monitoring. Participates in or provides staff for related training purposes, as appropriate.

Manages the department's human resources. Recruits, develops, directs, and evaluates performance of the staff of audit professionals and support staff. Maintains a working environment that fosters professional growth and advancement, teamwork, initiative, and creativity. Identifies staff development and training opportunities. Ensures that processes are in place for feedback to and from staff on job-related issues and the work environment. Resolves any internal or external conflicts or difficulties in a timely, fair, and constructive manner.

Manages the budget of the Audit and Advisory Services office. Ensures that financial resources are organized and expended in support of Audit and Advisory Services activities in the most economic manner.

Deals with matters of a highly confidential nature and extreme public and political sensitivity using sound judgment and discretion, consulting with campus leadership and the SVP, Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services, as appropriate.

Ensures that the audit program adheres to the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors, including the Code of Ethics, and the University adopted standards. Contributes to the enhancement of the system-wide audit program through participation in system-wide initiatives, sharing best practices and participating in the UC Internal Audit Quality Assurance Program.

Oversees management of campus UC Whistleblower hotline activities and investigations, coordinating with campus management, Police, Human Resources, General Counsel, UC Director of Investigations, and others. Directs investigations of reported improper governmental activities and matters. *LI-KA1

Minimum Requirements

Requires substantial demonstrated audit experience at the management level at a university. Knowledge of University, Federal, State, governmental or non-profit corporation requirements that includes contract and grant type activity, fund accounting and agency reporting. Bachelor's degree preferably in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desirable Requirements

Experience in higher education in a research institution and designation of a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) preferred. Supervisory and management experience preferred.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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