IONA

Director of Internal Audit

Job Summary:
The Director of Internal Audit reports directly to the President and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees with dotted line responsibility to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.  The Director will be responsible to plan and conduct audits related to finance,  operational efficiency,  institutional risk, governance, legal and regulatory compliance and internal control across all areas of the College , in accordance with internal auditing standards.  Special investigations requiring a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, integrity and independence may be requested by the President and/or Board of Trustees.   
 
Qualifications:
 
Education   Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, CPA or CIA required.
 
Experience   Minimum five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in financial management areas. Direct experience with internal audits in the higher education environment and higher education financial management are preferred.  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, procedures and practices with a strong emphasis in the field of higher education is necessary.
 
Specialized Skills 
 Must possess a professional manner, strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.  Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems mainframe, file server and PC based applications, particularly PeopleSoft©.  Sound administrative skills and well-developed management skills are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates an awareness and appreciation of the Mission of Iona College in working with all members of the Iona community.
  • Plans and conducts campus-wide audits related to finance, operational efficiencies, institutional risk, governance, legal and regulatory compliance and internal controls.
  • Prepares internal audit reports including recommended corrective actions for the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees and senior administration.
  • Resolves audit issues and implements corrective measures. 
  • Develops appropriate policies and procedures to increase efficiencies and ensure legal, regulatory and institutional compliance.
  • Researches applicable changes in audit regulations, trends and methodologies.  Notifies senior administration and Chair of changes and recommended action.
  • Implements necessary changes to policies and procedures as required.
  • Conducts workshops and trainings as appropriate to promote an awareness of internal controls and changes to policies and procedures.
  • Handles additional assignments and responsibilities as directed.
 
If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, cover letter and the names of three references to:
 
Marie Vecchione
Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
mvecchione@iona.edu

Committed to enriching our academic community through a spirit of inclusiveness, Iona actively encourages applications from diverse candidates.  Iona College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.