Internal Audit Director

University of Arkansas - Little Rock, AR4.2

Posting Number NC1197P
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Working Title Internal Audit Director
Position Number 16285
Department Internal Audit
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department
The Internal Audit Department supports the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees Audit and Fiscal Responsibility Committee by providing a systematic,
disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the University’s governance, risk assessment, and internal control processes. The Department
has a proven track record for developing future finance and audit leaders in the education, healthcare, and non-profit industries and state government.

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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Internal Audit Director will lead the UAMS Internal Audit Office, coordinate with UAMS management on audits, consulting, and other special projects to ensure the delivery of timely, relevant, and actionable recommendations. This position will document UAMS systems, processes, and controls using narratives and flowcharts as necessary. The Internal Audit Director assess risks using the Internal Audit Department’s risk-based audit approach. This position will design audit programs based on assessed risks and report on identified errors and control deficiencies. This position will conduct follow-up of action items to ensure effective and appropriate closure of all significant audit recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or be willing to become a CIA within 30 months
Minimum of 10 years of experience with, at least five years of internal or external auditing experience, healthcare auditing experience, IT auditing experience, federal compliance auditing experience, and/or higher education auditing experience
Should be able to travel, not expected to exceed 15%
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or be willing to become a CIA within 30 months
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of risks within an Academic Medical Center that includes a teaching hospital and extensive clinical operations
Knowledge of risks related to federally funded research programs
Knowledge of risks related to complex IT operations and applications
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to supervise the development of audit programs and the performance of audit testing
Ability to supervise the preparation of audit reports and the communication of audit findings and recommendations to management
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.



Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
Repetitive motion

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building UAMS Campus - Little Rock, AR
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary $130,000 - $140,000 (commensurate with education and/or experience)
Types of Background Checks Required Criminal felony and misdemeanor and national registered sex offender check, Financial Credit Check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 10/27/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Laura Gentry

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
Work Location Little Rock, AR