UT-Austin: Director of Internal Audit

The Office of Internal Audits is on a journey to become the highest-impact Internal Audit team in higher education. We are recruiting for an outstanding, high potential Director of Internal Audit to join our team to provide leadership to accomplish our vision.

Job Description

Performs varied and complex administrative duties, conducts and directs the audit projects, conducts risk assessments and identifies projects for the annual audit plan, and serves as a resource to campus management on matters of university policy and best business practices. Responsible for recruitment, supervision, and retention of team members, including leadership team members. Concurrently directs and/or oversees multiple projects to completion, including drafting, editing, and finalizing written reports. Requires extensive interaction with coworkers and clients, excellent oral and written communication skills, sound judgment, and experience in handling personnel matters. This work requires a high degree of initiative and is performed under very limited supervision, reporting directly to the chief audit executive.

Working Conditions

The position is an in-person (on-campus) position with occasional telework available.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, business administration, computer science, or other relevant business field or other field with related professional experience.

Professional Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Twelve years of experience in progressively responsible audit position(s) within a public or private college or university, a state or federal agency, an accounting/auditing firm, or in private industry with at least 10 years in an audit management/leadership capacity.

Skills: Demonstrate skill in decision making regarding difficult situations, in taking initiative and assuming a leadership role, and in developing creative solutions; Demonstrate ability in managing multiple tasks simultaneously, in communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and in developing a high-performing staff; Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of audit procedures, controls, standards, and best practices of internal auditing; Demonstrate ability in building, training, and developing strong audit teams.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with specialty in accounting, finance, management, computer science, or related business field or other field with related professional experience. Experience auditing in a higher education environment and at a large public university. Experience auditing at an academic medical center and/or medical school. Experience working with data analysis tools. Experience in building, training, and developing strong audit teams.

Salary Range

$150,000 – $200,000 depending on qualifications



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