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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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Director Internal Audit

Apply now Job no: 492857
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Stratford, New Jersey, Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial


Reporting directly to the Chief Audit, Compliance & Privacy Officer, the Director of Internal Audit will be primarily responsible for the management of the internal audit function staffed by two senior internal auditors, and including all contracted third party service providers.  The Director will also have oversight responsibility for audit projects performed by the third party service provider. 

The Director will lead, manage and organize all aspects of the University’s internal audit function; direct an internal audit team related to the financial, compliance, operational, and IT audit services for the University, covering all operating units or departments.  The Director will report regularly to the Chief Audit, Compliance & Privacy Officer on the results and status of all audits.  The requisite skills and experience of the Director will also be essential in conducting risk-based engagements such as consulting and advisory services that extend beyond the traditional internal audit assurance function.

The scope of the internal audit activity is intended to determine whether the organization's activities of risk management, control, and governance are adequate and functioning as designed. The internal audit activity, in strict adherence with applicable University policies, law and regulations to safeguard confidentiality of University records and information, is authorized full, free, and unrestricted access to any and all of Rowan University records, physical properties, and personnel pertinent to carrying out internal audit activities and procedures.


• Reports on the systems of internal controls, risk management, governance, and compliance with regulations.
• Leads or assists in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities and notifies the Chief Audit, Compliance & Privacy Officer of the results.
• Conducts annual risk assessment for the University, and works with stakeholders to create an annual audit plan that addresses the most serious risks.
• Ensures that the conduct of audits and other Internal Audit activities is performed in a manner that the University’s important/significant risks have been evaluated and improvements offered to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s risk management, governance and its system of internal controls.
• Conducts follow-up inquiries/reviews to ensure satisfactory actions are taken by management to resolve significant audit findings.
• Periodically updates the Chief Audit, Compliance & Privacy Officer on the status of the Annual Audit Plan, status of current audits, including any findings or significant issues requiring immediate management attention.
• Coordinates internal audit activities with the University’s independent external auditors and other contracted independent public accounting firms.
• Maintains and supervises a professional audit staff, ensures internal auditors (staff and contracted) have sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, training and relevant certifications and the objectivity and independence in appearance as well as in fact.
• Builds, promotes, and manages working relationships between the internal audit department and University community and senior leaders.
• Assures that areas of priority as identified by the President and the Board of Trustees are addressed in a timely and professional manner.
• Provides a higher level of value to executive management and to the Audit Committee as a trusted advisor utilizing personal expertise and the expertise of Internal Auditors.
• Patiently and tactfully involves responsible senior executives and management teams in the audit process to the point where their units own the risks, issues, and solutions and significant positive financial and operational progress is being made.
• Evaluates the adequacy of management’s response for corrective action and perform the necessary follow-up procedures to determine their operating effectiveness.
• Understands and adheres to Rowan's compliance standards as they appear in the Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct {Statement of Principles}, and Conflict of Interest Policy.
• Keeps abreast of all pertinent Federal, State and Rowan University regulations, laws and policies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting, Management or Finance; a CPA, CIA or other professional certification in public accounting, internal auditing or information systems auditing are required, including a strong knowledge of:
• Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
• Governance, Risk Management and Control Structures (GRC)
• Generally  Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
• Information Technology Structures, i.e. security controls, IT operations, etc.

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible audit management experience in an academic research and healthcare setting or a comparably complex environment is required.

Experience in risk assessment and in addressing specialized areas associated with sponsored research, health care, student financial aid, and financial reporting; or leadership experience in a highly decentralized corporate setting with a number of business lines, and a strong regulatory track record, are required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, plus the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of senior University administrators is essential.

The successful candidate must have sound judgment, with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation.

Knowledge of regulatory requirements is essential.

Must be experienced making senior executive and board-level presentations.

Outstanding human relations and leadership skills, and the ability to function in a team environment are required.  Experience in and demonstrated operational knowledge of a unionized environment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Commensurate with experience

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If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.