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Associate Director of Internal Controls Services

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director of Internal Controls Services
Department Risk and Internal Controls Services
Position Number 1011250
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Position Purpose

Develops and presents to Director the department’s annual audit plan, testing methodology, risk assessment, and documentation. Works with Director to finalize and present annual audit plan and annual report to Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. Leads and prepares timely audit reports for review and approval of the Director and presentation of audit reports to the audited departments and relevant senior management staff. Manages, mentors and supervises the audit staff, including review of work papers and draft reports. Communicates with and seek input from management and campus community on the internal audit process, including the annual audit plan, areas of concern and audit work process and product. Supports the enterprise risk management initiative of senior management. Develops improvements to the control environment particularly with respect to achieving improvements in operational efficiency while achieving stated control objectives.

Skills & Knowledge

Advanced knowledge of accounting principles, standards and practices.
Advanced knowledge of internal control frameworks and Institute of Internal Auditors’ Professional Standards.
Strong organizational and planning skills; ability to set priorities; high degree of initiative and ability to work independently.
Highly proficient with computer applications, spreadsheets and database applications.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical/critical thinking and writing abilities.
Ability to maintain confidentiality; high degree of ethical standards and tact.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

Minimum Experience

At least eight years of work experience in accounting or auditing.
Experience working in higher education preferred.
Experience in using data analytics as audit tool.
Previous management or supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge and experience in general application computer controls preferred.
Public accounting experience a plus.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA, CIA, or advanced certification or degree preferred.

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Catherine Lark
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Auditing

  • Directs and leads special audits and investigations addressing management concerns and responds as appropriate to request from campus community for audits, advisory services and compliance reviews.
  • Provides timely updates to the Director on audit and other related activities.
  • Coordinates and assists internal audit staff to identify the scope of audits and develop audit programs, internal control questionnaires and other audit planning documents.
  • Analyzes data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, policies or procedures.
  • Develops and recommends improvements to procedures, operational efficiencies and continued compliance.
  • Reviews and presents audit reports to Director. Leads presentation of final audit reports to audited departments.
  • Participates as necessary with risk and audit discussions with external auditors.

Risk Assessment

  • Performs annual risk assessment to identify and prioritize auditable areas and develop annual audit plans.

Quality/Standards

  • Provides recommendations and maintains audit quality by ensuring adherence to the internal audit policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.
  • Maintains awareness of relevant new regulations, procedures and control methods through professional readings and attendance at conferences and seminars. Advises director of critical emerging risks.
  • Fosters team approach and participates in staff hiring, performance assessment and personnel development.
  • Develops positive working relationships with departments undergoing audits.
  • Manages and supervises the execution of audit activities in accordance with the annual audit plan and directives from the Director – Office of Risk and Internal Controls Services, Senior Management and the Audit Committee.

Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Portfolio
  2. Additional Document #1

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