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CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles https://www.csun.edu/leadership-principles. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.
Under general supervision, the Director of Internal Audit assists university management and departments (including auxiliary organizations) to assess and improve administrative operations by providing audit and advisory services. The incumbent manages the University's internal audit programs and staff.
Coordinates preparations for and responses to external audits. Conducts and reports on reviews of operational and financial activities and on special investigations of improper governmental activities;
Makes recommendations to establish new or change existing policies and procedures to strengthen internal controls, implement best practices, and manage resources more effectively;
Provides research, analysis, advice, and information on administrative, financial, tax, and regulatory issues.
Responsible for the oversight and management of the campus' compliance with the Public Records Act (PRA) law and regulations.
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required (emphasis in accounting or finance preferred). A graduate degree in business or related field is desirable.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, accounting, or financial management that includes independent evaluation of financial and/or operational activities. Experience in auditing financial programs of educational or other government institutions is desirable.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
Broad knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and theories as well as knowledge of accepted management practices and auditing standards. Practical experience in performance audits desired.
Thorough knowledge of fund accounting, fiscal reporting, and public financial management as well as preparation of and control of public budgets. Knowledge of the principles of administrative management and organizations;
Ability to recognize problems in the analysis of financial and other systems, procedures and reports, and to develop appropriate alternative solutions. Ability to thrive in a richly diverse campus community and to seek and achieve the cooperation of individuals at all levels on campus.
Have an understanding of computerized accounting systems and databases; excellent written and oral communication skills; and skill to rapidly acquire an understanding of the applicable legal, system, and campus laws, policies, and procedures, for using in interpreting and applying these to the activities under review.
Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.
Pay and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $126,000 to $141,444 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applications received through September 15, 2023, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.