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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  207051
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Date:  Sep 13, 2022

Occupational Summary 
The Office of Audit Risk and Compliance (OARC) is a dynamic risk and controls focused partner for Duke University, Duke University Health System and their affiliated entities (''Duke"). OARC performs operational, financial compliance and information technology audits to assess business processes and technology systems for efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy. OARC also conducts advisory engagements focused on risk assessment, root cause analysis, performance metrics, process design and technology pre-implementation.


The Principal Auditor supports the mission and objectives of OARC through highly engaged interaction with the Manager and Director, collaboration with team me mbers and independent delivery of high quality professional services. Valuable professional attributes in clude personal initiative, highly developed critical thinking, strong relationship building skills, confident communication style and diplomacy. The successful Principal Auditor is also a visible and engaged member of Duke, building and developing ef fective partnerships with key internal and ext ernal customers to achieve results.


Also, successful candidates will possess solid business acumen, well-developed analytical skills, and the desire to achieve value-added project outcomes. Position requires experience in the management , review or analysis of accounting and financial operations, including responsibility for audit engagement planning, oversight and delivery.


The Principal Auditor position is an ideal gateway into the complex, challenging and rewarding environment of a world class university and academic medical center. The broad exposure to the organization provides the Principal Auditor the knowledge and experience to pursue career advancement. The most successful Principal Auditor is one who has capitalized on his/her relationships for long-term success w ithin Duke.


More information about OARC mission, objectives, guid ing principles and leadership is found at:


Work Performed

  • Communicate and collaborate with OARC team members, department leadership, and client representatives.     
  • Plan and perform independent, objective audit and advisory service engagements based upon understanding risks, developing scope and project management against milestones.
  • Examine and analyze records and conduct client interviews to evaluate internal controls, business process design, risk mitigation strategy and/or compliance with Duke policy or third-party regulations.
  • Lead risk-based engagement planning, perform fieldwork, document workpapers and draft engagement reports.

Core Competencies

  • Technical Skills
  • Project management
  • Workpaper documentation
  • Research and investigation
  • Business process documentation
  • Risk and control identification
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Problem solving tools and techniques
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Influence and communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Change management
  • Diplomacy and conflict resolution


This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, or related field. CPA or CIA desired


Requires three to five years audit accounting experience. Experience in not-for-profit, governmental, or colleges and universities is desired for the University auditors. Health care experience is desired for Health System auditors. Public accounting experience preferred.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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