Staff Auditor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Senior Vice President for Finance and Business
Internal Audit
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Internal Audit is seeking a Staff Auditor with experience in internal and/or external auditing. The Staff Auditor will conduct all aspects of the end-to-end audit/quality control process to include engagement planning, coordination, and risk identification and may also analyze data to develop audit plans. The auditor will be required to assess the level of risk in the unit/work process under audit and identify and document internal controls, including financial and information technology controls. The auditor will use applicable systems/programs to perform the audits, document audit issues, make recommendations and procedural comments for distribution of findings to appropriate management and draft reports for assigned audits. The successful candidate will also monitor and perform follow-up procedures on the status of prior audit findings and recommendations to ensure that report recommendations are being implemented on a timely basis. The auditor will also provide consultation and participate in projects to ensure that the University is in compliance with regulations and to ensure that controls are in place prior to implementation of new systems. The auditor must have excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and organizational skills; the ability to work in a collaborative environment; demonstrate strong professional judgment and an ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be able to supervise lower-level and support staff. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and certifications, such as CPA or CIA, are preferred. Experience in auditing in higher education is desirable. Penn State and the Office of Internal Audit are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088