Senior Auditor

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Senior Auditor

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Audit Department

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-13-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia is recruiting for a Senior Internal Auditor to conduct risk and controls assurance and advisory projects and other internal process improvement work, as assigned. Objectives for these projects may address operations, compliance, and reporting (financial and non-financial) goals of the University.

The Audit Department's mission is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advising, and insight. The internal audit program is coordinated with the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Office of the State Inspector General, and must comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) standards for the professional practice of internal auditing.

Summary of individual responsibilities:
Executing assigned projects, as in-charge or contributing team member, in accordance with professional standards and departmental procedures.
Adhering to, and monitoring, time budgets and agreed upon milestones for projects.
Working with clients to establish communication preferences, and ensuring results and recommendations are appropriately vetted.

Typically, the ideal candidate will have a track record that includes:
Minimum two years of progressively responsible professional experience as an auditor.
A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred; however, appropriate, verifiable experience in internal audit or its equivalent will be considered.
Possession of or progression towards a relevant professional certification is preferred, such as a CPA, CIA, or CISA, demonstrating a commitment to professional mastery.
Experience with all phases of an audit (planning, fieldwork, and reporting) and guiding the work of others, including initial review of workpapers assigned to team members.
Experience in identifying and evaluating internal controls and risks for business processes, and proposing relevant fieldwork test steps and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations, policies and procedures.
Professional oral and written communications, including preparation of audit reports that articulate results and recommendations to mitigate identified deficiencies or advance process improvement opportunities.
Proven ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Demonstrated competencies in interpersonal versatility, individual efficiency, and accountability for results.
Data analytic skills would be a key differentiator.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards; knowledge of general business practices; knowledge of accounting systems; thorough understanding of internal controls; knowledge of what comprises competent evidential matter; knowledge and use of operational audit techniques; ability to identify areas of audit concern and demonstration of initiative and creativity in developing audit objectives and procedures; ability to interpret and apply pertinent laws and regulations to specific situations; ability to effectively communicate results; demonstrated supervisory skills.

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