SMU – Sr. IT Internal Auditor

Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications.

Job Summary:

The Senior IT Internal Auditor will work collaboratively with the Internal Audit team and University Leadership using a risk-based audit approach. This position will also support the strategic goals and initiatives of the University and Internal Audit Department. Strong communication skills are critical as this role will interact with many levels of management. Experience and understanding of cybersecurity risks is also key to the success of this role.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct in-depth IT and cybersecurity audits to support the University IT strategy – audits may include network assessments, business continuity and disaster recovery, data privacy, application controls, patch and vulnerability management, vendor management, and IT asset management. Apply problem solving skills to recommend improvements to processes.
  • Collaborate with management to ensure processes are adequate and fully understood. Provide clear and concise communication of audit observations to process owners and leadership to ensure completeness and accuracy. Prepare audit reports to clearly and concisely communicate audit results and recommendations to management.
  • Lead post engagement observation follow up and resolution.
  • Perform and assist in investigations as needed.  Develop or complete reports regarding findings as appropriate.  Communicate with Management the objectives and audit results.
  • Work with external auditors and various consultants as needed to ensure successful completion of projects and oversight.


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, a degree in accounting, finance, information technology or operations management is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience is required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate with experience applying ISACA and IIA audit methodologies to perform audits, auditing policies, systems and business process analysis, applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework is required. Candidate must also demonstrate knowledge of IT compliance standards and regulations. Candidate with working experience with “Big 4” or “Tier 2” public accounting firm or Higher Education Audit department is preferred, or a combination of this experience.
  • CISA, CIA, and/or CPA certifications or equivalent is preferred.
  • Candidate must have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  A strong customer service orientation is a must.  Candidate must demonstrate to have strong problem solving, time management, and project management skills. Attention to detail is key. Candidate with proficiency in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.) and in data analytic tools is required.

Deadline to Apply:

  • This position is open until filled. 
  • Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by November 1, 2021.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Carry/Lift 25 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Stand
  • Walk for long distances

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,



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