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Requisition ID:  20028

Senior Manager, Strategy and Risk Management

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for an experienced candidate in the field of Business or Project Management to take their next giant leap as a Senior Manager of Strategy and Risk Management. As the Senior Manager of Strategy and Risk Management, in collaboration with the Chief Audit Executive you will implement the Enterprise Risk Management architecture and Roadmap for the University. In conjunction with leadership responsible for innovation and management to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the University’s operational and strategic risk. Maintains and updates Enterprise Risk Management tools, practices, and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks according to the framework. Collaborates with areas across campus to mitigate identified risks, including monitoring operational risk management activities, analyzing risks across business units, and preparing the ERM reporting package for the Board and Senior Management. 


This position will play a key role to innovate and implement best practices within Internal Audit with a focus on streamlining processes and increasing the value of programs and procedures. Under limited supervision, the Senior Manager coordinates Internal Audit’s unit focused risk assessment process and ensures alignment with the ERM risk profile that serves as a foundation to the University wide Audit Plan. This position will be a major contributor to the creation of the risk-based Audit Plan, including overseeing and implementing programs to formalize assurance and audit activities. Responsible for coordinating all continuous improvement efforts within the Internal Audit function.


Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Chief Audit Executive on IA Roadmap execution, Enterprise risk management (ERM) program, and all risk assessment activities
  • Oversee and monitor the operational risk management activities of the organization, including identifying and monitoring risks to the organization
  • Execute ERM strategies, objectives, and policies to align with the established framework
  • Maintain and develop tools and procedures to achieve successful risk identification and management within best practice standards
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing innovative and modern practice, programs, and systems within the IA department
  • Implements and oversees Internal Audit unit programs, methodology, policies, and guidance. 
  • Coordinates audit work approves audit plans and ensures the audit plans and scope align with the risk assessment results and strategic focus and vision
  • Direct the hiring, training, and supervision of staff within the unit
  • Provide performance feedback and counsel staff
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


Remote work will be considered for this position based on the candidate’s location, and interest, some travel may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Technology, Finance, or related field
  • Professional designation which may include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, or equivalent certification
  • Public accounting or consulting experience or a combination of industry/higher- ed
  • Five years of progressive leadership experience
  • Must possess a strategic mindset and the knowledge of IA best practices
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing/maturing or managing ERM program or other risk management activities in a complex organizational environment Experience working closely with Senior Management and Project Management in planning and carrying out strategic objectives
  • Practical knowledge of the tools and techniques used in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, perform, and prepare complex data analysis and present data according to user requirements
  • Demonstrated development of new insights into situations and encouraging, designing, and implementing new or cutting-edge ways of working or programs/processes
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, inspire and foster teamwork
  • Ability to influence and build work relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels 
  • Proficiency in reading and analyzing complex laws and regulations, complex financial information, and determining risks and mitigating risk measurers, and assessing controls



  • Seven or more years of progressive leadership experience
  • Prior experience with SOX and internal controls
  • Big 4 or Regional Accounting Firm Experience


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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