Commensurate with Experience Job Summary: This position provides independent appraisal activity for the review and evaluation of all operations of the University. As such, assist administrative personnel at all levels by providing information to help them evaluate and control the operations for which they are responsible. Internal Audit is responsible for seeing that activities throughout the University are reviewed and appraised at appropriate intervals. Essential Functions: Independently assess the adequacy of internal controls based on assigned reviews and special projects. Independently work with departments or process owners to ensure processes are adequate and fully understood. Independently review and test results to ensure compliance with policies and regulations. Develop or complete reports regarding findings as appropriate. Communicate with Management the objectives and audit results. Work with external auditors and various consultants as needed to ensure successful completion of projects and oversight. Perform and assist in investigations as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Education and Experience: A Bachelor s degree is required for this role. Preferably in the field of Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or Operations Management. An advanced degree (e.g. MBA), or audit industry related professional designation (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA etc.) is strongly preferred. A minimum of three years progressive auditing and accounting responsibility and experience is required. Previous experience in operational or business management, information technology, or risk management is preferred. Information security knowledge is a plus. Related professional certifications are also highly desired. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate must possess a strong understanding of control procedures, methods and philosophies with a working knowledge of audit concepts. Demonstrated general understanding of accounting is highly desired. Strong oral and written communication skills and active listening skills are strongly preferred. Candidate must be able to be flexible, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks with quickly changing priorities. Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to be organized is also preferred. Candidates must maintain a level of professionalism and confidentiality of work and be able to adapt to working in stressful or changing situations. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team-environment. Candidate should be technologically adept and have the ability to use and apply audit software tools. Must also have the ability to work with all Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Visio, etc.) Occasional evening and weekend work, as necessary. Physical/Environmental Demands: Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Deadline to Apply:The position is open until filled. SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,