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Institutional Support (Internal Auditor)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Board of Regents, Office of Internal Audit
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
November 01, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 15, 2018
Additional Salary Information:
PBB, minimum $4,428/mo. Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assists in the performance and completion of all audit engagements included in the annual Internal Audit plan.
  2. Prepares reports and other deliverables that effectively communicates audit engagement objectives, findings, observations, recommendations, etc.
  3. Proactively communicates with supervisors and constituents regarding engagement status issues, findings, etc.
  4. Assists in the preparation of reports and other deliverables to the Board of Regents and its Standing Committees.
  5. Adheres to the Charter of the Office of Internal Audit of the University of Hawaii.
  6. Provides independent and objective assurance (financial, operational, and compliance audits, and investigations) and consulting services conducted in a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate, add value and improve the University operations.
  7. Coordinates and conducts the following types of assurance services: financial audits attesting to the fairness, accuracy and reliability of financial data; operational audits to evaluate an area, department or functional operation related to the adequacy and effectiveness of controls designed to manage risks and determine if management's goals and objectives are being attained; compliance audits to address adherence to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and investigations related to incidents of possible fraud or misappropriate of University assets.
  8. Prepares internal control questionnaires and audit programs specifying audit procedures to be performed.
  9. Reviews and makes independent and objective evaluations of the effectiveness of accounting controls and operating business practices.
  10. Develops findings and recommendations resulting from the performance of assurance and consulting services and communicates (written and verbally) the findings and recommendations to various levels of management.
  11. Performs follow-up procedures to evaluate corrective actions that have been taken on internal and external audit issues reported in previously completed audit reports.
  12. Assists independent certified public accountants in the performance of external audits.
  13. Reviews the work of subordinates and/or student assistants under their direction.
  14. Provides constructive feedback to subordinates, administrative personnel and/or student assistants under their direction.
  15. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and 4 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for accounting and/or auditing (public accounting or internal auditing) of which 2 years must have been in a supervisor or project management position; or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of auditing and attestation standards as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with auditing governmental entities and colleges and universities.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Professional certification as a certified public accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is deemed to have met the required years or experience.
  10. Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize applicable software.
  11. Written and verbal competence in presenting ideas, concepts and models clearly using persuasion and negotiation to build consensus and cooperation.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members and individuals.
  13. Ability to lead subordinates and manage projects and employee relations.
  14. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and technique in the following areas: auditing standards generally accepted in the U.S. including Governmental Auditing Standards and the provisions of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards ('Uniform Guidance') OMB Circular A-133 and accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. including the authoritative literature issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  15. Ability to support and contribute to a positive team environment and identify methods for improved coordination of efforts and utilization of personnel.
  16. Ability to identify ways to capture, analyze and translate complex data and information in a clear, concise and accurate manner for purposes of making recommendations in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  17. Ability to manage diverse personalities and establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel in the Office of Internal Audit, external auditors, and constituents in order to complete projects in an efficient time-controlled manner while being sensitive to budget constraints.
  18. Ability to manage and supervise multiple projects simultaneously including the project team's objectives, timeliness, milestones, responsibilities, work product, and regularly communicate team's progress to supervisor(s).
  19. Ability to prepare clear and concise working papers that support the work performed, audit findings and recommendations, if any.
  20. Working experience and ability to prepare trial balances from manual or computerized reports and generate financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S.
  21. The knowledge and ability to identify and analyze internal controls over financial reporting and report on weaknesses and provide recommendations for improvement in internal controls.
  22. Considerable working knowledge of methods for evaluating financial performance (e.g. income statement preparation/analysis, cash flow analysis; cash management techniques; computer auditing techniques and financial data analysis).
  23. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to interact well with a variety of constituents.
  24. Working experience and ability to produce accurate and clearly written documents and reports.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Working experience reviewing and preparing financial statements with the ability to identify matters & issues that are not in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. as they relate to governmental entities and colleges and universities.
  2. Knowledge of and working experience with University audits, fiscal accounting/financial management information system, and administrative policies and procedures.
  3. IT audit experience including performing IT general control and application control reviews.
  4. Ability to create queries and analyze data obtained from information systems.
  5. Knowledge of Governmental Auditing Standards and accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. as they relate to governmental entities and specifically to colleges and universities.
  6. Professional certification as a CPA, CIA, certified information systems auditor (CISA) or certified governmental auditing professional (CGAP).

To Apply:
Visit and search for Position Number 80348 to submit an application.
  1. Brenda Shin; 808-956-8601;

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