Internal Auditor

SUNY System Administration   Albany, NY   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on May 16, 2023
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Internal Auditor

About The State University of New York:
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY's 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, the state's only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide were more than $1.0 billion in fiscal year 2020, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum.

Job Description:
The Internal Auditor performs assignments to further advance the University's Internal Audit Plan. The audits are conducted in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors and include a review of internal controls. The position requires performance of systematic examinations and appraisals of accounting records and financial affairs of SUNY campuses and campus-related entities to ensure that accounts are maintained in compliance with governing laws, rules, regulations, and contracts; assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of programs; and evaluates internal controls and practices.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performs research on the functions of the organization to be audited to determine its purpose, organization, funds involved, and applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing its operation
  • Assists in establishing the scope of audit by analyzing and determining areas for audit and the period to be examined
  • Assists in planning audit activities, including specific audit tasks, and recommends audit schedule
  • Participates in entrance conferences with representatives of the organization being audited to explain audit goals, methodology and gain access to records
  • Conducts the audit by performing various tests, reviews, reconciliations, and evaluations of accounts, claims, records, and procedures to ensure that transactions are processed and properly accounted for and effective controls are in place
  • Completes and compiles work papers and Preliminary Draft Report narratives
  • Works with senior audit staff to develop and modify audit programs based on the annual audit plan and risk environment

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and techniques
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and a desire for professional growth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to two years of related experience
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing SUNY and related organizations
  • Internship experience in accounting or auditing and interest in certification (CPA, CIA, or CGFM)
  • Familiarity with Pentana software

Additional Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at

Please submit a cover letter, resume and four professional references when applying. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

State University of New York System Administration is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or retaliation.

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