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Internal Auditor

Job Description

Position Number:



Internal Auditor

Functional Title:

Internal Auditor

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



USMO-All University System of Maryland Office Units

Campus/College Information:

The University System of Maryland Office (USMO), led by Chancellor Jay A. Perman, is the staff to the Board of Regents. Staff members advocate on behalf of the 12 USM institutions, facilitate collaboration and efficiencies among the institutions, and provide information about the system to the public. With leadership from the USM Board of Regents and Chancellor Perman, the USMO coordinates academic programs, assists with long-range planning and resource management, facilitates private fund raising, and provides financial stewardship.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

In-charge auditor from simple to complex audit engagements. Develops audit programs, leads all aspects of audit engagements or works in coordination with other lead assigned auditors. Coordinates and assures superior completion of all phases of audit engagements. Primary focus will be operation and financial audits. Occasions will arise to carry out special, unscheduled assignments, such as fraud investigation support and departmental development assignments.
Auditing—planning, researching, interviewing, conducting field work, and reporting:
  • Primary responsibility is completing assigned operational and financial audits pertaining to all aspects of USM activities. May apply to specialty or consulting engagements.
  • Ascertains whether university organizational units are performing their planning, accounting, custodial, or control activities in a manner consistent with university objectives and high standards of administrative practice, as well as in compliance with management’s instructions, applicable policy statements, and procedures.
  • Determines the records or activities to be analyzed, the extent of tests to be applied, and the working papers to be prepared.
  • Performs audits in accord with approved audit programs in a manner consistent with IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Recommends methods of obtaining, analyzing, and evaluating evidentiary data as the basis of an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of control and efficiency of the activities under review.
  • Suggests methods of implementing new or revised procedures to produce required data, to provide effective internal control, and to improve audit trails.
  • Audits new accounting/operating systems.
  • Evaluates the ability of accounting and reporting systems to generate reliable and timely data.
  • Analyzes cost accounting systems, specific cost representations, and functions they reflect to determine the basis for cost setting under various types of contracts.
  • Examines earnings, operating costs, and reserves created for unpaid liabilities; and evaluate budgeting, accounting, procurement, contract records, controls, and procedures.
  • Prepares working papers in good form to record and summarize data on the assigned audit.
  • Discusses observed conditions with operating personnel to verify facts and obtain explanations for these conditions. Applies automated auditing techniques when reviewing data that is processed and maintained via computerized systems.
  • Prepares reports in compliance with departmental standards.
Supervising—In-Charge Auditor:
At times, will function as lead auditor in charge of other auditors on certain engagements. Also, may lead in orienting new auditors into the Internal Audit Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Candidate for a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or CPA certification.
  • 3 years of professional full-time audit experience, preferably with a large public accounting firm, or a government or educational audit organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proficiency in technical writing.
  • Proficient in selecting and administering appropriate accounting and auditing theories, principles, techniques, and practices.
  • Capable of applying applicable precedents and understanding auditing trends, developments, procedures, and legislation controlling the activity or function audited.
  • Ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively prepare and present both written and oral reports.
  • Able to gain the cooperation of and cooperate with others and to visualize the effects of recommended changes.
  • Must possess tact, persuasiveness, sound judgment, and integrity.


Preferred Education:
  • CIA or CPA certification.
Preferred Experience:
  • Professional experience with a large public accounting firm or a government or educational audit organization.

Additional Information:

Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft word document to the following email address: hr-intaud@usmd.edu

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

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