Internal Auditor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Internal Auditor


Purpose of the position

Identify and evaluate AUIS’s risk areas and oversees the development of the audit plan coverage and defines key milestones and deliverables of the internal audit annual audit plan. Also identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement in University procedures and the procurement policy and procedures.

Responsibilities & duties

  1. Develop and communicate an internal audit policy and procedure manual.

  2. Develop and administer an annual internal audit plan.

  3. Conduct an audit of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani purchases and determine if AUIS is getting fair market prices for goods and services in the local marketplace.

  4. Determine if there is any evidence of past purchases being made in violation of AUIS Procurement and Conflict of Interest policies.

  5. Identify areas where improvements could be made in the existing Procurement Policy and Guidelines.

  6. Provide regular reports on internal audit findings and recommendations.

  7. Ensure that all financial, inventory and other business reporting is accurate and complies with generally accepted accounting practices, applicable laws, and internal procedures.

  8. Provide training and guidance for improvements in processes, reporting and controls to financial, other administrative and academic areas.

  9. Implement a University-wide system of continuous improvement to increase safety, reliability, accuracy and cost efficiency.

  10. Prepare and coordinate the annual audit conducted by an external audit firm

  11. Conduct special analyses or investigations as assigned by the senior administration or Board of Trustees as assigned.

  12. Communicates/presents the results of the annual audit plan to the executive management and the Audit Committee.

  13. Represents the internal audit department in front of the Audit Committee, executive management, and external parties.


Education and Experience

  1. Minimum university degree in accounting, or recognized certification in professional accounting.

  2. CIA Certification or equivalent is a plus (e.g. CPA).

  3. Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in accounting; experience in internal/external auditing, preferably relative to Education industry.

  4. Knowledge of Iraqi national accounting standards as well as International Accounting Standards

  5. Knowledge of audit procedures and methods

  6. Strong analytical skills as well as personal communications skills; fluency in English (oral and written) required; Arabic and Kurdish language skills preferred.

  7. Experience with continuous improvement, total quality management, or other quality improvement methods preferred.

  8. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is preferred.


Applicants should submit the following materials via email, with “Internal Auditor” in the subject line, to [email protected]:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae


No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.  AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.