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University of California Office of the President
United States, California, Oakland
1111 Franklin Street (Show on map)
November 25, 2023

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At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.


The Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services (ECAS) is located at the systemwide University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and is an independent Regental office that is responsible for developing and administering the University of California's (UC) compliance and audit programs and thereby ensuring that the University is in compliance with professional standards; internal policies and procedures; and all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations. ECAS provides this support through three core lines of service: Audit Services, Compliance Services and Investigations Services. The Audit Services Office within ECAS is responsible for the systemwide internal audit program (audits, investigations and advisory services) and for the internal audit program at UCOP. The Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance and Audit Officer (SVP) is the Principal Officer of the Board of Regents of the University of California. The SVP provides communication and updates to the Regents through the Board's Compliance and Audit Committee or the full Board if required.

Position Summary

Performs audits and advisory services for the University system in accordance with professional auditing standards with specialization in one of the following areas: healthcare, research, construction, IT system implementations. Provides functional advice, training and / or guidance to less-experienced audit professionals. Having wide-ranging experience, uses audit concepts and systemwide objectives to resolve the most complex issues with limited precedent, and with campus, medical center and / or systemwide impact. Interacts with all levels, including senior internal and external personnel.

Key Responsibilities

  • 40% Independently manages a specialized audit program for the systemwide internal audit function. Executes and leads internal audit and advisory projects in accordance with professional standards in one of the following specialized areas: healthcare, research, construction, IT system implementations. Performs the most complex and advanced analysis techniques in completing audit and advisory services assignments.
  • 40% Develops recommendations for testing and conducts tests, based on approved audit programs, which may include tests of the financial and operating system processes, to identify internal control weaknesses and audit issues.
  • 10% Develops formal written reports to communicate audit results to all levels of management, and makes recommendations as appropriate. Presents results to senior leadership, as appropriate.
  • 5% Conducts and lead investigations to include allegations of improper government acts. Following full scope of investigation, recommends whether an allegation is substantiated. Follows up on management corrective actions to ensure completion. Responsible for the most sensitive of investigation subjects.
  • 5% Coordinates external agency information requests and site visits; analyzing documentation to identify potential risks areas, facilitating review of external audit reports and findings, including management response. May have independent authority to communicate and resolve issues directly with external agencies.


Required Qualifications

  • Min 10 years Internal audit experience

Skills and Abilities

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work independently with all levels of University personnel, including management and faculty, and to facilitate agreement on issues and corrective actions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in one of the following areas: healthcare, research, construction, IT system implementations
  • Expert knowledge of the audit profession, theories and systems of internal control, and professional auditing standards.
  • Expert knowledge of finance, accounting, business and systems operations.
  • In-depth knowledge and skills to apply sound audit principles and standards in completing more complex and technical assignments.
  • May require specialized expertise in enterprise software and relational databases.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Licenses and Certifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • CIA, CISA, CPA or other relevant certifications preferred.

Job Title

Audit Professional 5

Job Code


Salary Grade

Grade 26


$155,000 - $178,000

Full Salary Range:

$117,000 - $226,000

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:



Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.


The first review date for this job is September 22, 2023. The position will be open until filled.


Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014.

August 2021 Update: The University of California has issued a policy requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before physically accessing the University location or programs. Upon hire into a UCOP position, you will be provided detailed instructions on how to comply with this policy including access to the COVID vaccination at no cost. New hires to UCOP who work onsite or will come onsite for any activities at a UCOP or other UC location must comply with this policy within 8 weeks after their start date. The policy allows for employees to request approval for an exception or deferral.


The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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