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Audit Quality Assurance Specialist University of California Office of the President at Another Source in Oakland, California

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Another Source’s client, University of California Office of the President (UCOP), is recruiting an Audit Quality Assurance Specialist to join their team. This is a hybrid role in Oakland, CA.  


Here’s a little about the University of California Office of the President and the position they are recruiting for:  

At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer Prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good. 


Learn more about the Office of the President:  


About the department:  

The Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services (ECAS) is located at the systemwide University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and is an independent Regental office that is responsible for developing and administering the University of California's (UC) compliance and audit programs and thereby ensuring that the University is in compliance with professional standards; internal policies and procedures; and all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations. ECAS provides this support through three core lines of service: Audit Services, Compliance Services and Investigations Services. The Audit Services Office within ECAS is responsible for the systemwide internal audit program (audits, investigations and advisory services) and for the internal audit program at UCOP. The Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer (SVP) is the Principal Officer of the Board of Regents of the University of California. The SVP provides communication and updates to the Regents through the Board's Compliance and Audit Committee or the full Board if required. 


What you will be doing:  

As the Quality Assurance Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in conducting thorough reviews of systemwide internal audit activities, covering risk assessment and internal audit projects. Your expertise will be crucial in evaluating financial, compliance, information systems, and effectiveness reviews, aligning with professional auditing standards. You'll exercise your judgment to select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria, ensuring the development of robust quality assurance conclusions. Additionally, you will provide valuable advice, training, and guidance to junior quality assurance professionals. Operating with a high level of autonomy, you will receive oversight on quality assurance assignments, with general instructions for new or complex tasks.  


The anticipated yearly salary range for this position is $124,000- 137,000. 

This is a 24-month contract position with the possibility of renewal or career conversion.   


How you will be spending your time:  

  • Manages the internal audit quality assurance program for the University, including development and maintenance of program structure, planning, guidance, use of tools and technology, performance metrics, and reporting. 
  • Conducts quality assurance review activities based on approved protocols and templates to identify opportunities for improvement in internal audit processes and documentation. Performs and leads quality assurance reviews of internal audit, advisory, and investigation projects in accordance with professional standards.  
  • Reviews internal audit workpapers to assess compliance with the University Audit Manual and internal audit professional standards.  
  • Assists in the coordination, development and quality assurance for systemwide audits, including the following: planning, audit program development, research and analysis, and review of location audit work product. Develops internal audit quality assurance reports to communicate results, and makes recommendations as appropriate. Presents results to senior leadership, as appropriate. 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training 
  • Minimum of 8 years of internal audit experience. 
  • Advanced knowledge of the audit profession, theories and systems of internal control, and professional auditing standards. 
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations. 
  • Skills to determine and apply appropriate policies and practices in the completion of internal audit quality assurance assignments. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel and to facilitate agreement on quality assurance issues and corrective actions. 


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • CIA, CISA, CPA or other relevant certifications preferred. 


What’s in it for you: 

University of California Office of the President (UCOP) offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including: 


  • Health 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity Plans 
  • Retirement Benefits 
  • Disability, Life and Accident Insurance 


Learn more about the benefits here:  


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:  

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy  


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Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis.  We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.  



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