AUDIT & ADVISORY PROJECT MANAGER, FIN Internal Audit Office
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 5741
The Project Manager, Audit and Advisory Services is a key member of the Internal Audit and Advisory Services team at Boston University. This client-facing position reports to the Manager, Audit & Advisory Services, and is responsible for defining, planning, and executing audit project work across University functions. The ideal candidate is a highly experienced, independent, proactive, self-starter with a strong work ethic, a high degree of motivation, and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude with proven leadership and integrity.
Major duties of this position include:
Work as a business partner with University departments to define project scope and budget, gather and analyze data to draw meaningful conclusions, assess and evaluate internal controls, and assist in solving complex issues.
Direct or lead other staff to ensure successful completion of project work and ongoing professional development. This unique role will provide exposure to a variety of areas in a University setting, including administration, research, academics, operations, and IT.
Identify, plan, and execute complex audit & advisory projects using recognized process improvement frameworks.
Document current and future state business process flows
Perform root cause analyses
Identify ways that our department can assist university leaders in achieving strategic objectives
Plan and implement departmental process improvement opportunities using technology, data analytics, and best practices.
Bachelors degree in business, accounting, or related field
5+ years of experience in in consulting, auditing, business process improvement, or similar role.
Strong project management skills
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently and develop audit programs and procedures without established guidance
Proven ability to critically assess, drive action, and deliver meaningful results as an individual contributor in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work optimally and collaboratively in a small, collegial, cross-functional team environment
Ability to present views effectively, persuasively, and with appropriate conviction to stakeholders and senior leadership
Strong analytical/quantitative skills. Advanced experience in analyzing data and project management across a broad range of topics and scope of responsibility
Advanced oral and written communication skills, with the proven ability to present and explain complex information and suggest process improvements to diverse audiences
Masters degree in Project Management, Business, Institutional Risk Management, or related field.
Professional certification (CPA, CIA, Six Sigma, PMP)
Experience with research, grant and contract compliance
Benefits/Other Information: Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at
The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.
For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.
Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager Audit and Advisory Project Manager, position #5741'. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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