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Senior Auditor

Apply now Job no: 508586
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Finance

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Senior Auditor:
• Provides professional audit work, individually or as a team leader, in conducting reviews of assigned organizational activities in accordance with the IIA and department standards
• Plans and executes audit projects designed to provide assessment of internal control processes and operational performance
• Prepares detailed plans for performing individual audits including the identification of key risks and controls, determination of audit objectives, and development of an appropriate audit program. Uses knowledge of the current environment and industry trends to identify potential issues and risks
• Under minimal supervision, develops clear, concise, accurate and complete audit work papers to support findings and recommendations, and writing clear and concise reports for management
• Performs or assists in the performance of special projects or studies, including risk assessments, fraud investigations, audit department policy updates, due diligence acquisition reviews.
• Works with the external auditors as deemed necessary.

The Senior Auditor needs to produce timely and accurately completed audit work with properly supported results and conclusions and audit recommendations are well thought out and workable. The auditor should have a strong desire to put the auditee first with the goal of adding value to their processes; and remain a support to the auditee without compromising audit independence.


  • Audit Operations
  • Advisory and Special Projects
  • Professional Development | Lifelong Learning


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in public accounting, internal auditing, or compliance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field required
  • Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO, and risk assessment practices, IT and audit principles and awareness of ISACA or IIA standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Experience with data analytics and tools such as Tableau, Cognos, Power BI, Excel or others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective report writing and presentations
  • Project management skills with demonstrated experience in meeting project timelines and deliverables and the ability to handle multiple project assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a project team
  • High professional and ethical standards with the ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as CIA, CPA, CISA and\or CFE preferred or working towards
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, others) and/or SAS programming language for data extraction and manipulation is preferred but not required


Salary Grade:


Additional Information:

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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