1661 Internal Auditor


TITLE Internal Auditor




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Internal Audit


The Internal Auditor works as part of a team to conduct operational, financial, and compliance audits of the Missouri State University system. Assignments vary in complexity and include review of organizational and functional activities; evaluation of adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over those activities; and determining whether organizational units in the university are performing those activities in compliance with management instructions, applicable statements of policy and procedures, in a manner consistent with both university objectives and high standards of administrative practice. The Internal Auditor also assists with supervising the work of student employees and helping new auditors adapt to office practices and policies.


Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, business, risk management or related field is required. Certification in related field is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience in auditing, accounting, business operations management, or another related role is required. Experience supervising others is preferred.

Skills: Must demonstrate leadership skills, strong verbal and written communication and listening skills, critical thinking, and ability to learn and use department software programs. Must be able to establish harmonious and effective working relationships, conduct research, identify, and collect data, clearly document work, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to work with little direct supervision and meet assigned deadlines. Must be a problem solver who is capable of root cause analysis, risk identification, fraud detection, and make recommendations that add value to the organization. Professionalism, initiative, and objectivity under all circumstances are required. Must also be able to supervise student employees when needed. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Travel: The position requires approximately 5-10% out-of-area travel (within Missouri, no weekends).

Remote Work: Hybrid (In Office and Remote) work is optional, depending upon assignment, following successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.


1. Performs audit and advisory services under the direction and supervision of the Director and in conformance with the Global Internal Audit Standards and office policies and procedures.

2. Assists in audit planning, execution of interviews with various employees, and conducting a wide variety of audit tests/procedures. Interprets information learned and analysis against appropriate criteria and consistently documents relevant facts and information to support the work performed and conclusions drawn so other reviewers can follow the auditor’s logic and methodology.

3. Applies internal control concepts, interprets and evaluates compliance with federal and state laws and university policies, assesses financial, operational, and compliance risks

4. Evaluates audit results, weighing relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence. Formulates recommendations that are appropriate, practical, cost-effective, and aligned with the university-wide strategic objectives and goals.

5. Prioritizes work so that resources are devoted to areas of highest risk and employs effective time management skills to meet established deadlines and time budgets for each project.

6. Effectively communicates, both verbally and in writing, to the audit team, Director, and other university employees as appropriate.

7. Maintains confidentiality and exhibits appropriate judgement when determining when information requires such confidentiality.

8. Completes work with limited instruction yet knows when to seek guidance from the Director when circumstances warrant.

9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses.

11. Contributes to the overall success of the University by working as a team member on audits and special projects and performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Internal Auditor supervises student employees.