Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B3002 / Internal Auditor,Sr
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs complex operational, compliance, financial, and investigative audits and provides management advisory services. Provides guidance and review of lower level auditors. Errors made in this position can cause substantial expense and affect the accuracy and value of an audit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops audit plans and performs initial and follow-up audits in accordance with professional standards.
  2. Reviews and evaluates operations and completes workpapers to document work performed.
  3. Evaluates audit findings; prepares and presents the results of audit work and recommendations to management in the form of oral and written communications.
  4. Coordinates and interacts with Regents, administrators, faculty, and staff, and with external audit and law enforcement agencies, as needed; may be required to testify in court; may also be required to interact with university students and alumni, and with vendors doing business with the university.
  5. Coordinates and interacts with audit firms performing external audits of university financial statements.
  6. Consults with and advises university administrators, faculty, and staff on operational and administrative issues.
  7. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees.
  8. Keeps abreast of university policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing professions, and changes in local, state, and federal laws, as applicable.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Spreadsheet software skills to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to document work in progress.
  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer.
  • Knowledge of court processes and legal documentation requirements.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to analyze processes and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in applicable federal, state, local laws, and university policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of governmental financial statements auditing and workpaper review.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Performing the most complex operational, compliance, financial and investigative audits; b) providing guidance and review of lower level audit work; c) coordinating with external audit and law enforcement agencies; and d) supervising lower level staff and/or student employes.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Must be Bondable.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/06/2020