Title:  Executive Director Audit

Division:  Compliance and Audit Services
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  1460
Job Purpose

The Director fulfills a key role in assisting the College to maintain a high standard of financial and operational effectiveness. Director is responsible for evaluating risks facing the enterprise; directing an effective program of internal audits to help identify and then mitigate risk; identifying opportunities to improve controls and operational efficiency; and serving as an expert resource to promote and instill effective controls, best industry practices, and adherence to applicable laws and regulations. The Director is a key strategic business partner and trusted advisor business unit leaders who have responsibility for programs involving complex financial, operational, compliance, and information systems components.

The Director is responsible for conducting annual risk assessments, resulting in annual audit plans to address noted risks. Director manages and collaborates with Audit Services staff in the development and execution of internal audit projects included on the annual plan or as requested by enterprise executive management. 

The Director reports to VP, Compliance & Audit Services, and Chief Audit Officer. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Identify, evaluate risk areas for the development of the annual audit plan via an annual risk assessment. Develop/execute an annual report that includes summary of audit activity.
  • Conduct complex operational, financial, and compliance audit projects.  Perform analysis of business processes that include identifying and defining issues/recommendations, developing criteria, reviewing, analyzing relevant information, evaluating evidence, documenting business processes, procedures, and completing audit documentation.
  • Communicate results of audits via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Board Committee.
  • Provide technical assistance to employees on matters related to internal audits and controls.
  • Provide technical assistance to College employees on matters related to internal audits and controls.
  • With VP, Compliance & Audit Services, facilitate the Enterprise Risk Management program.
  • Ensure compliance with Code of Ethics, International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, the Practice Advisories as promulgated by the Institution of Internal Auditors.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with college policies, procedures, values.
  • Maintain personal proficiency by obtaining continuing education.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
  • Required: Six years of relevant experience.
  • Required: Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Charted Financial Analyst (CFA). 

Keep abreast of higher education, healthcare practices, rules, regulations related to the internal auditing profession.
Must have strong service oriented attitude, excellent interpersonal skills.
Must be highly computer literate with strong analysis skills.
Must be able to use discretion, maintain confidentiality, exercise sound, independent judgment, and perform detailed work with precision.
Must be well organized with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Must have the ability to track and prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
Strong leadership skills, ability to take initiative.
Must have knowledge of accounting, auditing standards, principles applicable to higher education, research, and/or healthcare.
Knowledge of budgeting, purchasing, operations of large organizations.
Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Banner) as part of the audit process.
Knowledge of fraud investigation, detection criteria, strategies.







Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.