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Job Standard for Auditor, Associate

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Auditor, Associate Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75184
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Audit


Responsible for performing assigned components of internal audits or special projects with close supervision from the project lead.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) professional standards and/or AICPA Generally Accepted Audit Standards
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge of the Committee of Sponsoring Organization (COSO) internal control integrated framework.
  • Good interpersonal skills to successfully work with employees at all levels within the University.
  • Good personal computer skills and strong working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to document and complete work in accordance with IIA professional standards with close supervision.
  • Ability to work individually or in a group.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information in a professional manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assigned tasks in a timely and professional manner.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Auditor, Associate must:

  • Prioritize assigned work according to the project hourly budgets and due dates and assist with a risk assessment and development of audit programs for assigned areas.
  • Complete and document assigned work in accordance with department and professional standards
  • May be responsible for smaller and less complex internal audits and/or special projects
  • Document, evaluate and test internal controls for the areas assigned and assist with identifying and providing recommendations to improve the management of risks
  • Assist with the development of observations and recommendations for the draft audit report for assigned areas and may participate in client meetings as directed by the project lead
  • Communicates verbally and in writing to internal staff and management, University employees at all levels, and externals as may be necessary
  • Coordinates audit and special project activities with members of the department team as directed
  • Responsible for working with the Internal Audit Manager and/or Executive Director to identify additional training needs

35% of Time the Auditor, Associate

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Auditor, Associate

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Auditor, Associate

Career Path


Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.