• Senior Director, Audit Services

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    Adtalem Global Education
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Senior Director of Audit Services is responsible for driving the design, development and execution of Adtalem’s comprehensive internal audit program. This individual will have close interaction with members of corporate and institution leadership to identify and assess the risks inherent to Adtalem’s operations as a leading global, private sector education company. The Senior Director of Audit Services will leverage the enterprise risk management program to manage risk-based audit and assurance projects, along with compliance initiatives and programs designed to measure, mitigate and remediate key risks identified.


    This position reports directly to the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors with administrative oversight from the Chief Financial Officer. This role will maximize the use of internal Adtalem resources and external consulting resources to efficiently and effectively manage the various initiatives and projects undertaken throughout the fiscal year.


    • Leadership, development and execution of a risk assessment and comprehensive risk-based Internal Audit (IA) program conducting audits of financial, operational, compliance, regulatory, internal control, fraud investigations, and information systems related issues.
    • Improve business organization and risk management by providing reassurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, the reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Provide management with an in-depth and unbiased understanding of the risks that the organization may be facing, allowing for proactive planning.
    • Communicate key audit plans, issues and results to all levels of management, prompting management action for key business issues requiring their focus and allocation of resources. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, up to and including the audit committee chair, to enhance and promote effective systems of internal control that will facilitate achievement of corporate financial, strategies and operational objectives and minimize risks facing the business units.
    • Plan and participate in all Board of Director’s Audit Committee meetings. Assist the Committee in its responsibility to review the adequacy of internal controls and financial reporting through communication of risks, audit plans and results of overall program to members at each meeting.
    • Ensure effective overall audit coverage through oversight and coordination of internal audit efforts with the external audit firm to minimize audit replication, and participate in negotiating the external audit program scope and fees.
    • Oversee the certification process for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and prepare related presentations for the Disclosure Committee and the Board of Directors.
    • Conduct fraud and ethics investigations and engage management to resolve issues.
    • Assist senior management in providing the board of directors with information pertinent to carrying out its responsibilities and duties.
    • Interact closely with senior leadership to understand their operations (e.g., key metrics/business drivers, important initiatives, past issues/challenges, etc.) in order to better identify and assess risk factors, and develop audit and compliance initiatives and programs to remediate/mitigate those risks.
    • Be a subject matter expert and thought-leader within the organization regarding risk management (i.e., risk identification, assessment, and remediation) and process design/continuous improvement.
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive strategy and professional development plan for department colleagues. 
    • Completes other duties as assigned.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to competently perform in this position and to lead others. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor credential required, and MBA with a concentration in Finance or Accounting preferred.
    • The ideal candidate will have experience working for a large, multinational organization in a regulated industry.
    • Must possess a thorough understanding of internal audit, risk management, corporate compliance programs and investigations.
    • The ideal candidate will be able to understand the relationship between audit, compliance and ethics, reputation management, public relations, communications and training, – to drive various initiatives and projects in pursuit of Audit Services vision and mission.
    • The ideal candidate has experience working internationally and/or has spent significant time working with international business partners to develop and implement corporate programs across functions/divisions, and globally.
    • The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate success collaboratively working across functions, geographies, and cultures.
    • The ideal candidate will possess strong conceptual skills, a willingness and ability to think out of the box and respectfully challenge the status quo, and the capability of converting concepts into action plans.
    • The ideal candidate will be able to:
      • Make good people decisions; builds diverse, talented and productive teams.
      • Maintains strong relationships built on mutual transparency, trust and respect even in challenging situations, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence.
      • Interact with senior levels of management, and as such, must possess superior communication skills (both written and oral), tact, “active” listening skills, and the ability to handle challenging interactions and build consensus.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.


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