Internal Controls Analyst at The Ohio State University

Internal Controls Analyst at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
March 14, 2018
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.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Internal Controls Analyst collaborates with external and internal auditors, the Office of Business and Finance, the University Health System, University business units, and affiliated entities to understand, document, and support internal controls over financial reporting. Designs monitoring processes and ensures consistency of assessment approach across internal control processes. Assists units as self-assessments identify control weaknesses requiring formulation and execution of remediation plans. Reviews and consolidates internal and external audit findings, including findings of federal regulators. Identifies patterns in data; develops and monitors actions to mitigate risk.

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or equivalent; 2-5 years of experience in internal or external audit experience; 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; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); Experience with Uniform Accounting Guidance.

Required Experience

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Additional Information: The Office of Business and Finance's atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.

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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.