The Director of Internal Audit serves as the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) of the LCTCS’ internal audit activity and a member of the executive management team. Oversees advanced-level professional internal auditing activities as a key component of the LCTCS’ governance structure, with emphasis on a risk-based approach designed to assist management in the attainment of their objectives.
Department: President's Office
Type of Appointment: Full time - Regular
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Directs a comprehensive internal audit program, including:
o Performance, operational, financial, compliance and investigative audit projects;
o Providing consulting services to the organization's management and staff;
o Providing direction to development of the annual internal audit plan;
o Providing ongoing training, coaching, and supervision to internal audit staff.
• Maintains organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures all internal audit activities comply with the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
• Works independently with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
• Develops and maintains credible, effective audit organization within parameters specified by the President and Audit Committee.
• Staffs internal auditing department with quality professionals to assure accomplishment of objectives.
• Assures appropriate hiring, orientation, development, training, and progress reviews for staff.
• Develops, implements, and maintains comprehensive program for monitoring, review, and evaluation of management controls to ensure protection of all assets.
• Understands organizational goals and objectives and stays abreast of new developments within the organization and legislative matters concerning LCTCS.
• Appraises the impact that changes in operations will have on controls and the assessment of risk and determines that appropriate control action is taken.
• Seeks innovative ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
• Develops the annual internal audit plan. Develops a risk assessment analysis of the organization to begin the process of preparing the annual internal audit plan.
• Verifies that the plan is administered.
o Maintains positive relationship with audit client and acts in a professional manner
o Modifies/develops audit programs as required
o Executes audit programs as necessary
• Interprets laws, rules, contracts, and regulations that will impact audit programs at LCTCS and ensures that LCTCS complies with all mandated changes.
• Meets with Internal Audit staff members and representatives of entities being audited to discuss audit findings and to work with these groups to establish Corrective Action Plans.
• Conducts periodic training workshops to promote awareness of, and compliance with governance, risk management, and internal controls policies.
• Maintains working relations with all levels of management to include Chancellors/Directors of member institutions through personal contact and oral and written communication. Travel is usually involved.
• Reports to the Audit Committee as follows:
o Annual Audit Plan
o Audit Schedule
o Status Reports
o Significant Findings
o Open Issues
• Represents the Internal Audit Department at all LCTCS Board meetings
• Represents the Internal Audit Department at all Audit Committee meetings
• Serves as liaison with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor
• Discharges all basic management responsibilities that are common to all LCTCS department heads
• Other duties as requested by the LCTCS Board or LCTCS President to the extent allowable without impairing auditor independence and/or objectivity
Required Education: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, management, information technology or other business-related discipline
Required Experience: • At least five years of senior-level experience in internal auditing, systems analysis, accounting, or management in higher education or public sector
• At least four years of supervisory experience
Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with people to attain desired objectives
• Analytical aptitude required to analyze data gathered in audits
• Master’s degree accounting, finance, public administration, management, information technology or other business-related discipline
• Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner
Preferred Experience: • High level experience with budget, project management, risk management / assessment, and fraud detection
• Experience and knowledge regarding goals and missions of 2 year colleges
Application Deadline: March 21, 2023. However, applications will be accepted and position will remain open until filled.
Application Instructions: Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter that addresses the outlined responsibilities, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional/work-related references. *If selected, applicant will be asked to provide a certified copy of transcript.
In accordance with LCTCS Policy #6.036, a criminal history check will be conducted on all new hires. LCTCS participates in the federal E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.
LCTCS is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.
For more information about the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, visit www.lctcs.edu. LCTCS is in partnership with Louisiana Economic Development FastStart.