Director of Internal Controls at The Ohio State University

Director of Internal Controls at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
September 14, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Internal Controls works in conjunction with external auditors, the Office of the Controller, the University Health System, and affiliated entities to ensure the external audit process operates effectively. Reviews and consolidates internal and external audits, including findings of federal regulators. Identifies patterns in data; develops and monitors actions to mitigate risk. Documents and updates internal control processes; collaborates with affiliates to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Manages the affiliate entity list; reviews submissions and works with affiliates to ensure compliance with financial requirements. Ensures scheduling and billing processes function effectively. Manages the policy process for the Office of Business and Finance by ensuring policies are up to date, coordinating efforts with the policy owners when changes need to occur, collaborating with VP/College units and subject matter experts to coordinate policy interpretation and compliance, answering questions, and maintaining department website. Prepares management and audit committee deliverables.

Position Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration. Certified Professional Accountant (CPA). 5 years of experience in accounting or auditing. 3 years’ experience with internal controls. Documented success in establishing policies, procedures, and best practices that are in compliance with laws, regulations, and internal controls. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of management, external auditors, consultants, and affiliates. Proficient with Microsoft Excel. Ability to prioritize with limited supervision. Strong detail orientation.


Experience at a higher education institute. Experience in a public accounting firm overseeing financial statement audits and internal control assessments.

Application Deadline: September 25, 2016.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.