Director of Internal Auditing

Posted: 10/11/2022

Director of Internal Auditing




Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions


Department: Internal Auditing


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Sep 29, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.


Job Description:


Western Illinois University seeks a collaborative and innovative leader to serve as the Director of Internal Auditing. The position, which reports to the President, will be responsible for administering the internal auditing function and serving as the chief internal auditor for the University. It will actively engage with the University's administration to carry out the responsibilities of the position, including regular reports to the President and WIU Board of Trustees Audit Committee on the status of internal audits. The Director will implement the internal audit plan by performing and overseeing operational, compliance, technology and financial audits of programs, functions, services, departments and accounts that are under the budget authority of the University and Foundation.


The Director of Internal Auditing will design, develop, and implement internal audit policy and procedures to ensure compliance with standards and laws within the context of maintaining a comprehensive enterprise risk management program. The Director will be charged with implementing appropriate strategies, policies, and procedures for the Office.


The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of audit, business process, and regulatory requirements, as well as be an effective communicator. They will serve as an independent assurance and advisory steward of the institution's risk, governance, and control processes. Through performance and reporting of audit, investigative, and consultative engagements, this position serves as an advisor to the President and as a liaison to the University Board of Trustees Audit Committee on addressing key risk exposures.


APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2023 or negotiated start date.


COMPENSATION: A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided to the successful candidate.


Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:




Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, or a field closely related to the position.

• A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience.

• Possession of audit, business process, policies and procedures, and regulatory knowledge.

• Ability to utilize continuous monitoring skills and complex point-in-time data to identify high-risk areas and design an audit based on the analysis of the risks.

• Ability to read and analyze complex laws and regulations, analyze complex information, determine risks and mitigating risk measures, and assess controls.

• Possession of excellent communication (oral and written), planning, organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, and customer service skills.

• Ability to prepare oral and written reports explaining results of audits.

• Demonstrated effective and collaborative management and supervisory skills.

• Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.

• Demonstrated commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Master's degree in a field closely related to the position.

• Possession of CPA or CIA (by examination) professional certification.

• Internal auditing experience at an institution of higher learning or similar setting.

• Extensive experience with Microsoft Office suite and other data retrieval software.


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).


Additional Information:


Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.


Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:


• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.

• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

• Create a University wide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccalaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:


Applicants must provide a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses are also required at the time of application; official copies will be requested of selected candidate.


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Screening begins October 31, 2022.


Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students. As such, candidates are required to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state and federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to Amelia Hartnett at mailto:[email protected]


For assistance with the online application system contact the Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at mailto:[email protected]


To apply, visit


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