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Iowa State University
Office of Internal Audit
Posted: 02/5/2021

The Office of Internal Audit at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for an Auditor. This position will be hired at an Auditor II or III level. The Office of Internal Audit partners with management to identify areas of risk and works collaboratively with clients to improve processes, efficiencies, and the control environment of the university.

Responsibilities include conducting internal audits to evaluate risks and controls throughout Iowa State University including information technology, operational, compliance, financial, investigative, and internal consulting projects. The Auditor will be conducting risk assessments, developing audit programs, performing and documenting audit tests and procedures, writing audit reports, and completing follow-up audits. This position works under the supervision of the Audit Manager.

The Auditor will provide assurance risks are being appropriately identified and mitigated through the performance of audits, consultations, follow-ups, and other special requests. Audits assigned are complex and audit criteria may not always be clearly applicable, requiring judgment in selecting the most pertinent criteria, interpreting precedents, adapting standard practices to differing situations, and recommending alternative actions in situations without precedent.

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate will also possess the ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations. Outstanding organizational skills, ability to negotiate and strong attention to detail will also be needed in order to be effective in this role.

Auditor II pay grade is PS807 with minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience

Auditor III pay grade is PS809 with minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

All candidates must apply at

Level Guidelines for Auditor II

  • Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
  • Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
  • Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
  • May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
  • Provides guidance to students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of internal auditing principles and concepts.
  • Auditing experience in higher education or government.
  • Experience using computerized auditing tools or performing data analytics.
  • Possession of Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Fraud Examiner

Level Guidelines for Auditor III  

  • Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision
  • Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
  • Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
  • Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems.
  • Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
  • May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
  • May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
  • Provides guidance to students

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.