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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Auditor,Sr
Position Classification Code: C1004
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 10
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:
Performs complex operational, governance, compliance, information technology, and/or financial audits, investigations, special projects and management advisory services for the university’s system-wide internal audit function in accordance with IIA Standards and Code of Ethics. Works under limited supervision and general direction. Errors made in this position can cause substantial expense and affect the accuracy and value of an audit.
Standard Duties:
Plan and perform a variety of complex internal audits, investigations and special projects for the university system in accordance with IIA Standards and Code of Ethics. Manage operational, governance, compliance, information technology, and/or financial audits from start to finish. Coordinate and conduct fraud investigations, other special projects and management advisory services. Collect and analyze sufficient, reliable and relevant evidence from individuals or systems. Review and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of operations, processes, internal controls, duplicated efforts, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and university policies and procedures. Complete work papers to document work performed and audit results. Develop actionable recommendations for operations, financial and other activities. Prepare detailed audit reports and present the results of audit work and recommendations to management in the form of oral and written communication. May oversee and direct the work of others for assigned projects as needed. Act as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Keep the Chief Audit Executive informed of progress. Assist the Chief Audit Executive in performing comprehensive, system-wide risk assessment and in developing an annual audit plan. Work collaboratively with internal and external contacts. Coordinate and interact with Regents, administrators, faculty, and staff, and with external audit and law enforcement agencies, as needed; may be required to testify in court; may also be required to interact with university students and alumni, and with vendors doing business with the university. Keep abreast of university policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing. May consult with and advise university administrators, faculty, and staff on operational and administrative issues. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of auditing concepts and principles. Advanced knowledge of financial record keeping 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. Knowledge of court processes and legal documentation requirements.
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. Skill in using project management methodology, business process analysis, mapping, and documentation. Microsoft office suite and other software skills to quantify and illustrate data and financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections. Supervisory and training 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 Accounting or related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-