The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Director - Chief Audit Executive

Hiring department Internal Audit
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-03-02-01-0379
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date 09/01/2018
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide leadership, direction and administrative oversight to the internal audit operation at The University of Texas at Austin as the Chief Audit Executive. The chief audit executive of the Office of Internal Audits reports to the president and Institutional Audit Committee (IAC) of the university.

Essential Functions

Oversees the Office of Internal Audits, including staff, and is charged to develop and direct a comprehensive program of independent internal auditing, consulting, and training to enhance risk identification and control. Directs a comprehensive program of internal auditing on all university operations. Plans and conducts financial, operational, and compliance audits to determine the adequacy of the institution's systems of controls. Evaluates the degree of compliance with UT System, Board of Regents and institutional policies and procedures and with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and conducts special investigative audits as requested. Makes recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, accounting records, and systems designs. Interacts with executive officers of the institution on matters of policy and procedure. Acts as liaison between the University and external auditors on matters related to the internal audit function. Interacts with the UT System Chief Audit Executive on matters of policy and procedure. Acts as liaison between the University and UT System and external auditors on matters related to the internal audit function. Collaborates with the chief compliance officer to monitor compliance risk. Serves as an advisor to the President and as a non-voting member of the Institutional Audit Committee. The Institutional Audit Committee provides oversight of the Internal Audit function at the University, and advises the President. Develops and maintains a quality assurance and improvement program that covers all aspects of the internal audit activity and continuously monitors its effectiveness, to include compliance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Texas Internal Auditing Act. Performs administrative and budgetary functions within the Office of Internal Audits and other related duties as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

This position serves at the pleasure of the President.

Required qualifications

Fifteen years of relevant experience in public accounting, internal auditing, or governmental accounting, of which at least five years must be in internal auditing. At least ten years of management experience. Ability to plan, implement and lead the internal audit functions of a large, decentralized and comprehensive organization, including the ability to recommend and assist in the implementation of risk-based internal controls across the organization. Experience with higher education auditing in complex and dynamic IT, research, and healthcare enterprises. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in making presentations to senior management and audit governance committees. Experience in higher education and/or fund accounting. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required. Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field.

Working conditions

None provided

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