Auditor (Staff Auditor)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – I – Exempt
  • 03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Internal Audit
Finance and Business
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Internal Audit is seeking a Staff Auditor 2 or 3 with experience in internal and/or external auditing. The Staff Auditor 2 assists in performing audit field work based on existing audit plans and perform less complex audits of internal financial/operational controls under the supervision of more senior auditors. The Auditor 3 will be able to work independently with minimal supervision, 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 and will be able to supervise lower-level auditors and support staff . The Auditor 3 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. Auditors 2/3 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. Penn State and the Office of Internal Audit are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and certifications, such as CPA or CIA, are preferred. 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.

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