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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Chief Audit Officer
Position Classification Code: C1002
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 14
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Oversees the university's independent audit program. Directs and coordinates staff in a broad range of audit functions supporting the needs of the university. Reviews a broad range of information including accounting, financial, student, HR, compliance and other operational information. Evaluates overall effectiveness of practices and controls. Develops, implements, and monitors related goals, policies, programs, and practices.
Standard Duties:
Develop, communicate and implement the strategic direction of the audit function. Responsible for planning, developing, recommending, and monitoring procedures and systems to be used in internal auditing throughout the university.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of auditing concepts and principles. Advanced knowledge of court processes and legal documentation requirements. Advanced knowledge of financial recordkeeping procedures, laws, regulations, and standards. Advanced knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures. Advanced knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures. Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in applicable federal, state, local laws, and university policies and procedures.
Advanced skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to develop and implement audit plans and schedules. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals. Ability to provide technical guidance and training to end users. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to persuade and influence others.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Ten (10) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-