USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 113707Auditor I

Grade: I |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: September 24, 2013


Performs assigned financial, operational, compliance and/or information systems audits.


Priority Time (%) Task (Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.)

% Conducts or assists in conducting preliminary surveys, preparing audit programs, determining audit procedures to be used, etc. Conducts or assists in performing various audit assignments or special audit projects.

% Tests, verifies and analyzes data using established audit standards, procedures and techniques.

% Reviews transactions, documents, records and operational methods to determine adequacy of control and efficiency of operations.

% Prepares and organizes supporting documentation, e.g., work papers and schedules for project under review.

% Monitors projects in-progress for adherence to project objectives, schedules, deadlines, etc. Keeps supervisor advised of progress of projects.

% Conducts preliminary discussions of apparent deficiencies with operating personnel to verify facts and obtain explanations for deficiencies.

% Identifies or assists in identifying deficiencies and recommends corrective actions to strengthen controls, improve operations and reduce costs.

% Makes oral reports and/or prepares formal written reports as requested on the results of assigned audits or special projects.

% Maintains effective working relations with operating personnel.
Emergency response/recovery:    
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's emergency operations plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.


Minimum educationPreferred education
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • 2 years
  • Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
3 years
Minimum field of expertisePreferred field of expertise
General knowledge of accounting principles and practices and audit procedures and techniques. Basic knowledge of fund accounting. Basic understanding of automated systems and computer operations.  
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • Assemble and organize numerical data
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Compute totals
  • Gather data
  • Prioritize different projects
  • Research information
  • Understand and apply policies and procedures
  • Use database and/or word processing software
  • Verify calculations
  • Other

  • Analysis
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Conceptualization and design
  • Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
  • Interviewing
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Calculator
  • Computer network (department or school)
  • Computer network (university)
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Fax
  • Computer and peripheral equipment
  • Photocopier
Supervises level
May oversee student, temporary and/or resource workers.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer