Job Title: Senior Auditor
PVN ID: VC-2212-005284
Category: Administrative Services

Job Description

General Description

Ensures successful completion of assigned audit engagements, from start to finish, inclusive of preplanning and wrap-up activities. Applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identifies any potential issues. Communicates identified issues with the Assistant Director Financial Compliance and Internal Control to ensure that any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. 

Other Duties

  • Coordinates with business process owners to streamline various compliance efforts including improving documentation controls, and testing methodology.
  • Performs and documents operational, construction and related financial audits in accordance with the Institute of Internal auditors, GAGAS and AICPA standards. 
  • Assist the Assistant Director in all aspects of the risk assessment and audit activities.
  • Assist the Assistant Director in the preparation of the annual audit plan.
  • Performs risk-based audits as determined by the approved annual audit plan.
  • Identifies control gaps in processes, procedures, and systems through in- depth research and assessment and suggest methods for improvement.
  • Identifies management control weaknesses and provides value added suggestions for remediation.
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk. 
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk.
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well documented.
  • Ensures adherence at all times to applicable regulations including, but not limited to, CUNY’s Central Finance Office, The Education Law, NYC Comptroller’s Office, New York State Comptroller’s Office, and applicable Federal guidelines applicable to CUCF’s business processes and professional standards.
  • Communicates audit findings to the Assistant Director Financial Compliance and Internal Control.
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal and professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments in line with standard audit career progression and proactively seeks relevant education and training opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/ university in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
  • Three to four years audit experience is required which may include a combination of corporate, government and or public accounting audit experience. 
  • Candidate must have experience performing operational, financial and construction audits.
  • Strong working experience assessing risks and evaluating internal control is required.
  • Strong written/ verbal communication skills and computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point are a must).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Some knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS) is required.
  • Actively pursuing the CPA, (Certified Public Accounting), and or the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) designation.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Financial Management and Administration
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing Date
Mar 24, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit