Sr Audit Consultant

Tampa, FL
University of South Florida
Posted 05/21/2024

Dept Number/Name: 0-0140-000 / Office of Internal Audit

College Division:

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 9395 / Sr Audit Consultant

Work Schedule: HYBRID - 90% remote, 10% in office

Position Number: 00049141


The University of South Florida Office of Internal Audit (IA) performs financial, compliance, operational, and IT audits, as

well as special investigations and consulting projects, in accordance with professional standards.

IA is a cutting-edge internal audit shop that is well suited for life-long learners who are comfortable addressing a wide

variety of subjects in a dynamic and meaningful environment.

IA reports functionally to the USF Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee and the USF President.


The Senior Audit Consultant plans and performs complex operational and financial audits, internal control reviews, risk assessments, and consulting projects for USF in accordance with professional standards. Ensures appropriate controls exist, processes are efficient and accurate, and operating procedures are in compliance with laws, regulations, university policies, procedures, and best practices. Identifies value-added internal control and business process improvement opportunities designed to strengthen financial and IT-related general controls and to improve operational efficiency and

effectiveness. Prepares reports of findings and makes recommendations to resolve conditions noted.

Candidate must have proven experience executing projects and engaging business partners to enhance the control environment.

This position has no overnight travel, minimal overtime, and offers flexible work hours. Remote work flexibility options available.

This position requires compliance with USF policies on safeguarding confidential financial and personal information.


Evaluates internal controls using a risk-based approach and responds to emerging financial and compliance issues. Identifies value-added internal control and business process improvement opportunities designed to strengthen controls and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prepares reports of findings and makes recommendations to resolve conditions noted. Demonstrates an appropriate level of oversight and guidance necessary to effectively complete the engagement. Mentors team members to enhance their skills.

Assists with investigations.

Monitors the project budget (burn rate) in comparison to the work performed. Advises the project manager of budget overruns impacting the project and unanticipated issues which may result in the need for additional budget being requested. Discusses with project manager client issues (availability, vacancies, lack of documentation) which are impacting deadlines.

Performs periodic follow-up of previously reported audit findings to assess resolution of recommendations and determine if adequate corrective action has been initiated by university management.

Promotes positive working relationships by participating on university committees/study groups, responding to management inquiries, providing training and education programs, and assisting with implementation of project recommendations.



Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field from an accredited university, a minimum of 3 years of internal or external auditing or equivalent experience. and CIA or CPA certification or equivalent.

FLSB1310 Equivalency:

4 years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree.

6 years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for master's degree.


Master's degree in related field from an accredited university and a minimum of 5 years of internal or external auditing or equivalent experience.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 36993

Posting Date: 05/15/2024

Posting End Date: 06/15/2024

How To Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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Federal Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Work Location

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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