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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College seeks an experienced and collaborative partner to be the next Director of Internal Audit. Reporting administratively to the Financial Vice President and Treasurer, and functionally to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Director will lead the internal audit function of the College with a focus on adding value to and improving the College’s operations, risk assessment, and processes by serving as an advisor and resource to the College’s senior management. The Director will provide strategic audits across the College while building and leading an internal audit function that provides state of the art service. He or she will assist the College in accomplishing its goals and objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined, data driven approach to audit and risk.

The Director is specifically responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program of internal auditing within the University to assess regulatory compliance in all areas of operation; review policies, procedures, practices, and assets for purposes of risk measurement, internal control, and analysis; recommend appropriate changes and improvements; and apprise senior management and the Finance and Audit Committee of the status and disposition of findings. In addition, the Director establishes standards for the internal audit process and develops an annual internal audit plan and risk assessment, determines schedule and frequency of audits to ensure that key areas are audited on a timely basis, and annually presents the audit plan to the Finance and Audit Committee for their review.


The successful candidate will be innovative, proactive, and collaborative with excellent strategic, leadership, and team-building skills. S/he will have demonstrated success and relevant experience at a complex organization. The Director of Internal Audit will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field and a Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years of audit management experience and a public accounting, not-for-profit; higher education and/or healthcare industry background is preferred. Candidates with the Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or Certified Information Systems Auditor designation is required and a Certified Public Accountant designation is preferred. The Director should have a distinct appreciation for the mission, traditions, and culture of Boston College.

Koya Leadership Partners is assisting Boston College with this hire. Nominations and applications, including a detailed letter of interest, qualifications, and a current curriculum vitae, should be submitted to:  Koya Leadership Partners


Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at