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Please provide a cover letter and resume.  The cover letter should outline:

    1)  Your skills and experiences that directly relate to the position responsibilities, and

    2)  The reason(s) for your interest in the position

Job Summary

The Office of University Audits is seeking a qualified candidate to join our campus audit team in the position of Audit Manager.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Associate Director, Campus and will work closely with the Executive Director, Audit Services.  The position is responsible for completing and managing the day-to-day planning, performance, and reporting of financial, operational, and compliance audits related to the operations of the University of Michigan’s three campuses.

Please note, there is a need for the selected candidate to secure reliable internet access/Wi-Fi due to the current remote work arrangement.  Once in-person operations resume, some on-site work will be required (including some onboarding) so the candidate must live within a reasonable commuting distance from Ann Arbor.  This position will have a potential for a flexible combination of on-campus and remote work responsibilities.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the research, teaching and service missions of the university. Audit Services is committed to supporting university efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

* Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

Key requirements of the position include the ability to:

  • Conduct thorough audit reviews and internal investigations covering all aspects from notification to final reporting of results.  This position will have auditing as well as supervising responsibilities.
  • Communicate audit results, both verbally and in writing, so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient.
  • Quickly adapt to the business processes, policies and procedures, governance practices, and regulatory obligations at the University of Michigan.
  • Maintain an extensive network of key personnel within the University to monitor the risk profiles of individual units and keep informed of changes occurring within the institution.
  • Assess potential financial, operational, and compliance risks that warrant audit attention and identify the units most likely to be affected.
  • Oversee audit work to ensure it is properly planned and executed so that areas of material risk are consistently provided with appropriate levels of audit coverage.
  • Communicate internal control concepts, how they apply for a wide variety of University settings, and the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.
  • Rigorously evaluate audit results from the perspective of operational management.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of completed staff work to ensure that work is competently performed and meets established standards for documentation, thoroughness, accuracy, etc.
  • Exercise sound judgment in identifying information that warrants escalation to higher levels of management.
  • Maintain high levels of staff productivity by managing resources to minimize downtime.
  • Motivate staff to higher levels of effectiveness and performance by providing encouragement, information, perspective, challenging assignments and meaningful performance feedback.
  • Monitor and recommend revisions to the audit plan when warranted by changing conditions, identifying reasonable and rational trade-offs when competing priorities exist.
  • Stay current with emerging issues and assist the leadership team with preparing annual Audit Plan.
  • Assess changes in the environment and identify opportunities for enhancing the value of audit services to management, including the formulation and championing of strategic initiatives to improve audit approach, process, or level of service.
  • Manage and oversee multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Engage in professional development activities.
  • Recommend hiring, terminations, performance assessments, and salary administrations to the leadership team.
  • Out-of-town travel is not required, except to attend occasional professional development conferences.

Who We Are

The Office of Audit Services consists of a 20-member team who provide high-quality audit, management advisory, and other value-added services designed to improve risk management, internal controls, compliance, and governance processes across all three University of Michigan campuses and at Michigan Medicine.  We value teamwork, respect for others, continuous improvement, honest and ethical behavior, creativity and innovation, lifelong learning, and the balancing of professional and personal priorities. Our work is conducted in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics.  Please see for additional information.

Why Work at Michigan?

Diversity, professional career development, and job satisfaction are several of the reasons why the Chronicle of Higher Education has consistently featured the University of Michigan on its list of Great Colleges to Work For.  With three campuses, 19 schools and colleges, world-class research facilities, and an exceptional health system, the University of Michigan is consistently ranked as one of America's top public universities.  Please see for further information about the university.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in accounting, finance, business, or related field or an equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • At least 7 years in accounting, higher ed, or a related field with at least 2 years in internal audit.
  • Supervisory or management experience.
  • A certification in a related field: CIA, CPA, CISA.
  • Solid organizational, time management, and leadership skills, including the ability to successfully work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as an individual contributor or team member in a diverse work group and the wider university community.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and decision making.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • This position requires commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Qualifications*

  • Comfortable working in ambiguous and/or stressful situations.
  • Flexibility, ability to change priorities quickly, and capacity to handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and techniques.
  • Master's degree.
  • Experience with data analytic software such as ACL.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.