Director - Internal Audit
TNBR Careers

Memphis, Tennessee

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Director - Internal Audit

Employee Classification: Other Professionals

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Internal Audit

Campus Location:

Job Summary

The overall purpose of the Director of Internal Audit role is to assist the college in accomplishing its goals by providing objective and relevant assurance regarding risk management, control, and governance processes to college management and the Tennessee Board of Regents. This position reports administratively to the college President and functionally to the TBR Audit Committee through the TBR Chief Audit Executive (CAE).

The Director is responsible for developing the college's annual audit plan and conducting internal financial, operational, and compliance audits as outlined in the plan, or as directed by the President or the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Audit Committee. The audits are for the purpose of determining the adequacy of the institution's systems of internal control for continuous improvement; risk management; fraud awareness; efficiency and effectiveness of financial, administrative, and academic management; and verification of compliance with policies, requirements, and laws of the college, Tennessee Board of Regents, State of Tennessee, Federal Regulations, and accreditation standards.

Job Duties

  • Direct a comprehensive program of internal audit for the college, reporting results and other information to the Audit Committee through the TBR CAE.
  • Comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards and Code of Ethics.
  • Prepare annual audit plans based on discussions with the president and senior leadership and audit risk assessments. Submit to the CAE for presentation to and approval by the TBR Audit Committee.
  • Develop audit programs, internal control questionnaires, audit procedures, working papers, and audit reports.
  • Examine college records and test for compliance with TBR and college policies and with state and federal laws or regulations.
  • Meet as needed with management to discuss findings, observations, and recommendations.
  • Conduct audit follow-up work as required or needed, including follow-up audits for Comptroller of the Treasury findings.
  • Maintain audit working papers according to records retention requirements.
  • Provide required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, including status reports on management's corrective actions, audit plan revisions, audit status, audit reports, and other information to the Audit Committee through the CAE.
  • Meet regularly with the President and other senior management to discuss college strategic initiatives, risks, internal controls, audit planning and status, and other management issues.
  • Assist the President in maintaining operations which are fiscally well-controlled, efficient, and effective.
  • Provide management advisory services, including interpreting TBR policies and guidelines, state and federal laws and regulations, and contractual agreements.
  • Coordinate special assignments from the President and develop suggestions for enhancements.
  • Analyze systems and processes for efficiency; make recommendations to appropriate administrators, as necessary.
  • Report allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse to the TBR Audit Committee through the TBR Office of System-wide Internal Audit.
  • Conduct fraud, waste, or abuse investigations as required and make recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, account records, and system designs.
  • Assist and coordinate with the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury and other external auditors, as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with college personnel, system-wide counterparts, TBR staff, and external contacts.
  • Attend TBR Internal Audit Directors meetings.
  • Serve on college committees and system-wide auditor group committees as required or requested.
  • Plan and execute a documented Quality Assurance and Improvement Plan (QAIP) in compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards.
  • Plan and oversee the internal audit budget based on goals and objectives congruent with the strategic plan, college initiatives, and internal audit plan.
  • Fulfill applicable requirements including continuing professional education, necessary to maintain certifications to meet position requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Required Certifications:
    • Active CPA, CIA, or CISA
  • Required Education:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or a related business field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Required Experience:
    • At least 5 years professional experience in auditing; up to 2 years professional experience in accounting or a related business field may be substituted for 2 years in auditing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in public higher education.
  • Demonstrated effective skills and abilities for using ERP systems such as Ellucian Banner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Documented experience working independently.
  • Possess effective personal computing skills including Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Possess knowledge of and skill in the use of integrated information systems for student and administrative functions.
  • Possess effective analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to exercise professional judgment in evaluating information and making recommendations.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication and presentation skills with effective communication in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in managing projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an ever-growing population including college faculty, staff, and community groups.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.

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