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Chief Internal Auditor

Published on July 31, 2020
Organization: Illinois Housing Development Authority


Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), one of the Nation’s preeminent Housing Finance Agencies and one of the State’s ten largest financial institutions, is currently seeking a Chief Internal Auditor to build upon their 50+ year leadership in housing finance.

This position is responsible for planning, developing, recommending, and monitoring procedures and systems to be used in internal auditing throughout the Authority. Responsible for the supervision of the Internal Audit staff. 


Responsible for the effective operation of the Internal Audit Department that includes:

  • Measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of agreed policies, procedures and operations in achieving the Authority’s agreed objectives;
  • Identifying priorities, plans and performance targets for the department;
  • Executing the Approved Audit Plan

The Chief Internal Auditor shall report directly to the Executive Director and shall have direct communications with the Executive Director and the Audit Committee in the exercise of auditing activities.

Provide advice and support on audit issues to the Executive Department, Audit Committee, Legal Department, Controller, and other departments as needed.

Complete all requirements of the position as designated by Illinois Statute: 30 ILCS 10/ The Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act (FCIAA).

Gather and analyze evidence with relation to strategic performance of the internal audit function.  Provide an independent and objective opinion on risk management and control;

Provide control advice and guidance thereby contributing to the development and implementation of systems and processes and improvements in efficiency to enhance Authority effectiveness.  

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, with extensive professional audit experience.  Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with at least 4 years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience OR at least 5 years of progressively responsible professional auditing experience (without CIA or CPA certification).  Financial institution, banking, governmental, or other closely related audit experience is required.  Significant supervisory experience and excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Excellent benefits package, including 401 (k); immediate vesting.

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