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Senior Auditor

The Senior Auditor performs audits, investigations, and consulting engagements for Texas Tech University System and its component institutions. Duties include actual participation in all phases of engagements, including planning, fieldwork, review, and reporting. Work is performed under general supervision with some latitude for initiative and independent judgement. Will occasionally supervise the work of other team members on specific audit engagements. Reports to the Director of Audit Services.



Independently demonstrates an effort to understand the client environment and applies knowledge throughout audit engagements. Understands risk and objective when approaching audit steps. Participates in the audit planning process, including risk assessment, establishment of audit objectives, and development of the audit program. Independently conducts interviews and produces workpapers (including narrative documents, detailed analyses, tables, and other documents) that are clear, concise, and organized in a logical way and fully support conclusions and audit objectives. Performs workpaper review in assigned areas to ensure documentation is clear, concise, fully supports conclusions and audit objectives, and are organized in a logical way. Exhibits the ability to write professional, concise, comprehensive, and clear reports to management to communicate the results of engagements. Proactively monitors time budgets and deadlines on assigned work and makes consistent effort to meet budgets and deadlines. Demonstrates growth in understanding audit procedures, controls, standards, and best practices in internal auditing. Exhibits the ability to communicate audit techniques to others. Proactively communicates to ensure the audit team stays abreast of audit issues and progress related to assigned areas, as well as provide continuous feedback and evaluate performance of team members.

Physical Condition

May work around standard office conditions; repetitive use of a keyboard and calculator at a workstation; use of manual dexterity, and lifting and moving.


At least three years of experience in auditing, compliance or related experience is required. Auditing experience in higher education, government agency, or public accounting firm is preferred. Certified, in the process of gaining certification, or interested in pursuing at least one of the following: Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is preferred.


Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, have excellent oral and written communication skills, maintain confidentiality, and be able to carry a laptop, work extended hours, and periodically travel for audits or training.  Knowledgeable of internal auditing standards and practices.

Demonstrates the ability to build effective client relationships and communicate with clients regarding the audit process and results in a professional, comprehensive, clear and concise manner. Demonstrates sound professional judgment, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making skills to recognize problems and determine solutions to address the issues. Demonstrates a team-based orientation and leadership potential by working cooperatively on teams and contributing proportionately to team efforts. Contributes to continuous departmental improvement, including critiquing audit processes and procedures, in order to conduct future audits more effectively and efficiently. Exhibits the ability and willingness to perform the duties of Staff Auditors when necessary. Lives and promotes the values of Midwestern State University: People Centered, Community, Integrity, Visionary, and Connections.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area. Three years of professional level auditing or related experience. Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Delivers high level of service which meets the needs of the customer. Complies with university and departmental rules, laws, policies and procedures. Attends all required training or certification programs within the specified time frames. Effectively and efficiently utilize time and resources. Is dependable, accurate, neat, and thorough. Anticipates and responds to the needs of the department. Respectful, cooperative, and effective in getting along with a diverse group of employees and customers. Effectively adjusts to change. Expresses ideas/ information in a complete, clear, concise, organized, and timely manner. Actively listens to others and is open to suggestions. Accepts responsibility for job performance and demonstrates an understanding of knowledge specific to the job. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 07-01-2022