Senior Internal Auditor | Austin, Texas

American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities is seeking a Senior Auditor to join our Internal Audit (IA) Department.  This is an opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated individual to join a team committed to providing exceptional value to management and helping the Company achieve its mission.  This highly visible role provides opportunities to work with senior management across multiple departments, as well as external auditors and IA consultants in a rewarding and challenging environment.  The general scope of this position is to perform financial and operational audits, including work to support Management’s Assessment under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

Critical Duties:

  • Assist the Sr. Director of IA with Sarbanes-Oxley project management and administration including but not limited to: preparing and managing audit requests, coordinating audit schedule and timeline with process owners, IA contractors, and external auditors, working with process owners to ensure SOX controls, narratives, and flow charts are accurate, working with external auditors to ensure testing strategy and workpapers are aligned to facilitate reliance upon IA.
  • Perform walkthroughs including interviewing process/control owners and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Perform detailed tests of controls including documentation of sampling methodology and evaluation of completeness and accuracy of data and reports.
  • Assist the Sr. Director of IA with operational audits including property site audits, development audits, and other miscellaneous audits as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Prepare and communicate audit findings to management, including recommendations for improvement and sharing of best practices.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with management, external auditors, and IA contractors.
  • Supervise IA interns providing guidance and overall review of deliverables including providing positive and constructive feedback.
  • The core of American Campus culture involves everyone being fully invested in everything that we do down to picking up the smallest piece of trash. No matter their position or duration at any given property, everyone picks up trash.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • 4-6 years combined experience in public accounting or internal audit at a public company.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Internal audit methodologies and US GAAP with strong emphasis on financial/operational risk.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Email and Internet
  • IT general and application controls.

Skill in:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A motivated self-starter; strong problem solver.

Ability to:

  • Multi-task and plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Solve problems and recommend changes in office practices or procedures to improve efficiency.

Certificates and Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Required; CIA or CISA encouraged.

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