IT Auditor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Internal Auditing Department (IA) supports the mission of the Colorado State University System by providing an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity, designed to add value and improve the Colorado State University System operations. Internal Audit adds value by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluation of the effectiveness, efficiency, and application of accounting, financial, and other internal controls necessary to accomplish System and institutional objectives in compliance with policies and procedures, regulatory requirements, and sound business practices.

Position Summary

Plan, direct, perform, and report on IT internal audits of departments, functions, and programs of institutions of the Colorado State University System. Location of work may be at any of the CSUS institutions.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in information systems, accounting, business administration, or related field.
At least two years of IT Audit experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in information systems, accounting, or related field.
Professional certification such as CISA or CIA.
Experience in higher education.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category IT Auditing Duty/Responsibility

  • Under the supervision of the IT Audit Manager, conduct IT-related audits of University and System departments, functions, programs, IT general controls, IT application controls, and IS assessments:
    • Determine scope,
    • Develop audit objectives,
    • Determine specific audit procedures to accomplish objectives.
  • Perform IT General Controls reviews
    • Determine whether adequate standards are in place for system development, data center operations and security, database management and security, network administration, and overall information security.
      **Test the above areas to ensure proper controls are in place.
  • Perform Application Control Reviews
    • Determine the controls in place over individual application systems.
    • Test application systems to ensure that routines within the computer program code, the procedures, and the input activities contain adequate controls.
    • Test to ensure that controls are adequate to ensure accurate processing of data.
  • Perform IS Assessments
    • Ensure that information contained within an IT system is accessible by authorized personnel only.
    • Determine whether proper password authentication and creation protocol are being followed.
  • Assist with IT related projects
    • Consult on IT projects as requested by ACNS and other departments.
    • Provide guidance, feedback, and recommendations as projects dictate.

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category General Auditing Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform internal audits of University departments, functions, and programs as requested.
    • Understand risks and objectives when approaching audit steps, including assessing the risk of fraud.
    • Exhibit the ability to conduct interviews, document results, and draw conclusions in a professional, comprehensive, clear, and concise manner.
    • Exhibit the ability to independently produce workpapers (including narrative documents, detailed analyses, tables, and other documents) that are clear, concise, and organized in a logical way and fully support conclusions.
    • Exhibit an awareness of time budgets and deadlines and make every effort to complete assigned audit steps timely and efficiently.
    • Demonstrate growth in understanding audit procedures, controls, standards, and best practices in internal auditing.
    • Proactively communicate to ensure the audit team stays abreast of audit issues and progress related to assigned areas.
    • Exhibit the ability to build effective client relationships and communicate with clients regarding the audit process and results in a professional, comprehensive, clear, and concise manner.
    • Demonstrate sound professional judgment, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making skills to recognize problems and propose solutions to address the issues.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work well in both teams and independently.
    • Perform audit procedures according to department standards which include International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
    • Prepare report drafts and memoranda.
    • Lead entrance and exit conferences.

Percentage Of Time 30

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted prior to notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Amber Riley, (970) 491-6176,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.