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University begins search for chief audit executive

Ohio University is seeking nominations and applications to fill the position of chief audit executive (CAE).

The CAE is responsible for the development and execution of a risk-based audit plan that utilizes a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The position is responsible for the administration of the Internal Audit Charter and for functionally directing internal audit activities throughout the University. The position reports to the chair of the Board of Trustees Audit Committee and to the University president.

Internal Audit is a business partner of and independent advisor to Ohio University's administration and Board of Trustees. Internal Auditors provide professional reviews, reliable appraisals, and value-added recommendations for the effective and efficient achievement of financial and operating objectives across Ohio University.

John Biancamano, university general counsel, will chair the search committee.

"This is a challenging role that is essential to the efficient running of Ohio University," he said. "We will advertise the position through Dec. 5, and plan to begin conducting interviews by the middle of December."

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree, with a preference for major or concentrated study in accounting, systems, business or a related field, and must be able to apply financial and technological concepts to operational business issues. The position requires current licensing by a board whose authority includes initial certification and continuing professional education registration of accounting and auditing professionals, and requires compliance with an established and documented code of ethics and standards of professional performance. It is preferred that applicants are a CPA, and CIA, CFE and CISA certifications are desirable.

Candidates must have eight to 10 years of public or diverse private accounting or business consulting experience with progressive supervisory, project management and technical experience.

"This critical compliance monitoring position reports to the Board of Trustees and communicates on a regular basis with the president," said Biancamano.

The successful candidate must demonstrate specific experience in advanced auditing, taxation, higher education issues, staff development and mentoring, training and advisory services and have proven experience collaborating with senior management.

Current Chief Audit Executive Kathy Chambers Gilmore has announced her retirement effective January 31, 2012.

The job posting is in the final stages of review as part of the essential position review process and is anticipated to be posted in the University Human Resources system this week.

Interested applicants should submit materials by Dec. 5 for full consideration. All applications must be submitted online at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/.


Search committee members

John Biancamano, chair, General Counsel
David Wolfort, Board of Trustees
Julie Allison, Finance and Administration
Linda Lonsinger, University Human Resources
Matthew Dalton, Office of Information Technology
Laura Myers, Office of Institutional Equity
Renea Middleton, Patton College of Education
Stephen Golding, Finance and Administration
Janice Scites, Foundation Board