Part-time Contract Senior Auditor

Archdiocese of Detroit12 State StreetDetroit, MI 48226
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Position Description

Assist parishes and schools in understanding and complying with civil law and Archdiocesan financial and administrative policies and procedures through financial, operational and compliance audits.

  • In accordance with established audit programs, initiate and conduct financial, operational and compliance audits at Archdiocesan parishes and schools, as assigned by supervisor.
    • Conduct risk assessment of assigned parish/school based on prior audits and other information.
    • Determine scope of review in conjunction with supervisor, determining when to use focused-area audits (e.g., cash and payroll only, etc.).
    • Conduct audit testing and identify reportable issues and dimension of risk based on review of accuracy and completeness of financial records, suitability of internal controls and compliance with Archdiocesan policies and procedures.
    • Communicate findings to manager and advise manager if findings indicate an increase in audit scope, an escalation memo is needed, or fraud or other civil investigation is warranted.
    • Prepare audit report of findings and corrective actions, offering alternatives when standard corrective actions aren’t feasible.
  • Responsible for continuous knowledge development on related government regulations, best practices, audit-related tools, techniques and performance standards.
  • Provide recommendations to Manager of how to improve audit process, tools and forms.
  • Assist manager in explaining findings and corrective actions in audit reports to Regional Moderator or Central Services management, when necessary.
  • Assist Manager and/or other Senior Auditors in preparing and/or presenting audit-related training sessions for pastors, parish/school Business Managers/Accountants/Bookkeepers and Parish Finance Council members.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA or similar certification preferred
  • 5 years public accounting, internal auditing, security/risk management, or loss prevention experience
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical, verbal/written communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Sound independent judgment
  • Highly developed computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and financial accounting software; experience with data analytic software preferred
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Available to occasionally work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to travel throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality handling highly sensitive material 
  • Must be available 23-26 hours per week during normal business hours.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105885