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Internal Auditor

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Business & Finance
Role: Internal Auditor

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:

This position is a grade 16  with a minimum of  $66,075.  Salary offer will be commensurate with the education/experience, in alignment with the College’s compensation philosophy,  and the current CBA, if applicable

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:


An employee in this classification performs work of considerable difficulty performing the internal audit functions of the college while working autonomously. Work is distinguished by the ability to implement and maintain a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program at the college. Direction is received from the assigned supervisor.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or business administration with an emphasis in accounting/finance, with 2 - 4 years of auditing or related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Considerable knowledge of internal controls, risk assessment and audit procedures.
3. Considerable skill in utilizing automated accounting systems and processing procedures.
4. Considerable skill in problem resolution.
5. Considerable skill in developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers.
6. Considerable skill in verbal and written communications
7. Considerable skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.


Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Masters degree in accounting, finance or business administration with an emphasis in accounting/finance
2. Certified School Risk Manager certification.
3. Some knowledge of a government or non-profit accounting environment.

Essential Duties:

1. Create, implement, and maintain a governance, risk, and compliance program at the college to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.
2. Maintain a master compliance-matrix of all applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.
3. Meet with president’s cabinet on an annual basis to establish a compliance and risk tolerance plan for the upcoming fiscal year.
4. Identify personnel/department(s) responsible for each risk topic. Meet with respective personnel/department(s) to document the risks identified, assess risks identified, put controls in place to mitigate risks identified, and to communicate and monitor risks identified.
5. Assist in the preparation of audit schedules for the college and foundation external audits.
6. Follow-up on any finding by various external auditing agencies.
7. Provide a written report and present verbally to the Finance Committee on a quarterly basis.
8. Develop audit programs and perform College wide internal audits as necessary.
9. Available to respond to internal and external customers, either in person or over the phone, during scheduled business hours.
10. Demonstrate independent judgement and discretion in making position related decisions.


Other Duties:

  1. Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description
  2. Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.


Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 05/20/2022. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 05/27/2022 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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