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Internal Auditor

University/Agency Northern Illinois University
Civil Service Classification Internal Auditor
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Posting Duration 9/14/2022 - 10/3/2022
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

This position requires knowledge of accounting, auditing, management, and information systems to perform audits that are general and more routine in nature. The primary function of the position is:

1. To plan and execute audits of assigned organizational and functional activities of the University in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics promulgated by the Internal Audit Advisory Board established by the Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act of the State of Illinois.
2. To evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial and administrative controls over those activities.
3. To determine whether organizational units within the University are operating in compliance with management instructions, applicable University and Board of Trustees polices and procedures, and in a manner consistent with federal and state laws and regulations.
4. To report audit findings and to make recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost.
5. To assist in the performance of special reviews at the request of management.
6. To direct and supervise the activities of other auditors, as assignments require.

This position plans the audit, examines and evaluates information, communicates results, and follows up on corrective actions taken. The relative proportions of time devoted to these components vary with each assignment. Audit activities include a focus on financial, operational, or compliance, as well as, internal consulting.

This position examines and evaluates University accounting, operating, and information systems to assist management with regard to:
1. Adequacy and effectiveness of University fiscal and administrative controls.
2. Reliability and integrity of information provided to management.
3. Safeguarding of assets.
4. Compliance with established procedures and laws.
5. Efficient use of resources.
6. Identification of risk areas.
7. Accomplishment of University objectives and goals.
8. Prevention and detection of fraud.



1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling three (3) years (36 months), from the categories below:
(a) College course work in information technology, accounting, business administration, finance, or a closely related field
· 60 semester hours equals 1 year (12 months)
· 90 semester hours equals 2 years (24 months)
· 120 semester hours equals 3 years (36 months)
(b) Progressively more responsible experience that provides a knowledge of generally accepted principles, theories, and practices used in internal auditing

NOTE: Possession of a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional certificate or a Certified Public Accountant certificate satisfies all the training/experience requirements of this class.


1. Auditing experience preferred.
2. CIA or CPA certification preferred.


Commensurate with experience


Internal Auditor- NIU Internal Audit

Contact Information

University/Agency Northern Illinois University
Department/College Internal Audit
Contact Talent Acquisition
Phone Number 815-753-6000
Address Human Resource Services
1515 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115