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Director of Auditing & Operational Effectiveness (Admin. II)

Company: The California State University
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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Director of Auditing & Operational Effectiveness (Admin. II) Description:
Posting Details
Working Title Director of Auditing & Operational Effectiveness (Admin. II)
Classification Title Administrator II
Job Summary
Reporting directly to the Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer with a dotted line reporting relationship to the University President, the Director of Auditing & Operational Effectiveness is authorized to manage external audit and advisory services to University departments and auxiliary organizations. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and managing external auditing activities on behalf of the University as well as internal reviews involving operational effectiveness. The director will provide consultation on administrative and financial policies, laws, and regulations and is the direct contact for reports on fiscal improprieties and fraudulent activities. This position will also collaborate with university leadership to lead enterprise-wide, systematic change through the creation and reinforcement of planned interventions to increase organization effectiveness.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range
$4,583-$13,750 monthly

Hiring Range $4,583-$13,750 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm some evening and weekends may be required
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, or another related field.

2. Experience with coordinating large scale projects in the public or private sector, higher education, government or non-profit.
3. At least two years of progressive audit coordination experience with demonstrable knowledge of and skills in applying auditing principles, standards, techniques and controls relating to business processes and practices.
4. Evidence of progressive experience managing, implementing, facilitating, and/or monitoring change through transformational change programs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
5. Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage multiple complex projects and assignments in consultative, efficient, and effective manner; excellent documentation skills.
6. Excellent communication skills: excellent interview techniques and listening skills; excellent verbal and presentation skills; proficient report writing skills.
7. Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to relate well with others and establish and maintain positive working relationships; perform duties with high degree of integrity and adherence to professional ethical principles; ability to work with others within and outside the work group; ability to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
8. Excellent analytical and reasoning skills: ability to understand policies, laws and regulations; ability to determine non-compliance with policies/laws/regulations; ability to identify deviations and exceptions to audit findings; ability to make independent judgments and decisions; prioritize and work independently without supervision; maintain confidentiality; and anticipate problems and initiate corrective action.
9. Must demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
10. Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and in the use of the Internet as a research tool.
11. Knowledge of organizational structures and systems, and ability to understand, communicate and explain the application of complex policies and procedures related to finance, budget, accounting and administrative processes within these structures and systems.
12. Ability to analyze, interpret, compile, present and apply complex policies and procedures and to produce and present complex reports.
13. Experience providing lead work direction to support staff.

Preferred Qualifications
14. Possess advanced degree.
15. Experience working in a higher education environment.
16. Experience leading enterprise-wide strategic initiatives through established change management processes.
17. Knowledge of the Public Records Act.
18. Knowledge of higher education, state, and federal compliance, policy, and regulations.
19. Experience utilizing components of Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource System or similar

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit

Posting Number AS0847P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/15/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Application Deadline 02/05/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruitment is open until filled. Priority application deadline is 11:59 on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Optional Documents California State University
Office of the Chancellor

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