ASST DIRECTOR, IT AUDIT & DATA ANALYTICS,FIN Internal Audit Office
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2556
The Assistant Director for IT Audit & Data Analytics in the Internal Audit & Advisory Services (IA&AS) department is a key member of the University's Audit and Advisory team. The successful candidate will be responsible to assist the AVP of Audit & Advisory in the development of the IT Audit and Data Analytics program, to manage Audit resources and external consulting services, and to execute a risk-based audit approach. This position will closely align with the University's Information Services & Technology department in order to reduce IT risk for the institution.
The ideal candidate is a highly experienced, independent, proactive, self-starter with a strong work ethic, a high degree of motivation, and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude with proven leadership and integrity.
Major duties of this position include:
Advance the IT Audit and Data Analytics programs at Boston University, assisting the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) in determining the direction of the University's program.
Provide technical and quality oversight, advice to internal audit projects and consulting services regarding information technology, security, data governance, and data management reviews.
Conduct reviews in complex and multifaceted environments considering risk both financially and operationally.
Utilize departmental audit systems to manage projects, work papers, risk assessment, reporting and reporting follow-up.
Finalize audit reports by identifying and gathering support for potential issues and recommending solutions.
Responsible for direct reports to include recruitment and hiring decisions, performance management and compensation planning, and mentorship and career development of staff.
Plan and implement departmental process improvement opportunities using technology, data analytics, and best practices.
Bachelor's degree in information technology systems, or related field and a professional certification (CPA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CISA, etc.)
Extensive experience in auditing (8+ years)
Management experience (3+ years)
Proficient with auditing, internal controls, business and operations processes, finance and risk identification and management
Experience in contributing to and supporting governing boards and in working with committees or subgroups on matters of risk, internal controls, process improvement, internal audit, governance, or compliance
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently and develop audit programs and procedures without established guidance
Proven ability to critically assess, drive action, and deliver meaningful results as an individual contributor in a fast-paced environment
High level of technical and analytical capabilities, skilled at decision-making under uncertainty, combined with a commonsense approach
Ability to work optimally and collaboratively in a small, collegial, cross-functional team environment
Ability to present views effectively, persuasively, and with appropriate conviction to stakeholders and senior leadership
Leadership courage to confront difficult issues with the appropriate response and communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with all stakeholders
Strong analytical/quantitative skills. Advanced experience in analyzing data and project management across a broad range of topics and scope of responsibility
Advanced oral and written communication skills, with the proven ability to present and explain complex information and suggest process improvements to diverse audiences, including senior leadership and the Audit Committee/Board of Directors
Relevant Master's degree
Business and accounting experience in a for-profit higher education organization
Experience in evaluating and auditing cost controls and costs for large construction and development projects
Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/.
The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.
Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to "Hiring Manager - Assistant Director, Special Projects position #5808".
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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