Director of Internal Audit / Chief Audit Officer

Fort Valley, Georgia
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and Gordon State College (GSC) are two units of the University System of Georgia with a desire to expand their internal audit functions with the skills of an internal auditor position. FVSU and GSC believe that an enhanced internal audit function will support the improvement of governance, risk management, compliance, and internal controls and will increase responsiveness to the Board of Regents and leadership.

The Internal Auditor reports to the President of Fort Valley State University on matters impacting FVSU and to the President of Gordon State College on matters impacting GSC; the position also has a direct reporting relationship to the University System of Georgia Chief Audit Officer.  The internal auditor is responsible for reviewing institutional budgets to ensure consistency with approved practices, institutional procedures, the policies and procedures of the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia and provides management advisory services. Additionally, the internal auditor must be able to devise solutions to complex problems and prepare and implement an audit plan within a broad framework of policies.  


  •      Performs financial, compliance, IT and operational internal audits including planning and development of audit programs
  •      Develops an annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management
  •      Performs consulting engagements designed to assist management in the attainment of organizational objectives
  •      Provides training to managers on internal controls, business risks, fraud and other related topics
  •      Informs the President, Chief of Staff, the University System of Georgia Chief Audit Officer, and institutional key leaders of audit progress; manages the audit so that time is efficiently used, deadlines and budgets are met, and departmental quality assurance standards are maintained for the FVSU and GSC audit function
  •      Develops an annual or rolling risk assessment and audit plan for FVSU and GSC
  •      Provides assistance to State Auditors and BOR Internal Auditors as needed
  •      Applies internal auditing standards and techniques and demonstrates project management skills; has knowledge of and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics
  •      Manages and/or conducts special investigations as assigned
  •      Provides preventative analysis oriented advisory opinions as requested
  •      Coordinates the university's Enterprise Risk Management process
  •      Works closely with and receives day-to-day work assignments from the Chief of Staff
  •      Performs other duties as assigned, including involvement with departmental and institutional improvement teams and task forces, training initiatives, and other program support activities



  •      Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, or related field
  •      Minimum of three years of relevant experience in auditing, higher education, information systems, and/or computer assisted audit techniques
  •      Ability to gain and apply practical knowledge of IS audit standards, guidelines and best practices
  •      Knowledge of and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics and International Professional Practices Framework
  •      Strong customer service orientation
  •      Demonstrated project management skills
  •      Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff and the public
  •      Ability to maintain positive team relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of the Internal Audit function
  •      Works well under pressure, excellent time management and organization skills
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record


  •      Five (5) years of relevant experience
  •      Master's Degree in a related field   
  •      CPA, CIA, or CISA
  •      CCH TeamMate Audit Management System
  •      PeopleSoft and Banner systems experience


  •      Travel is required to perform duties at each institution and also to attend conferences, meetings, workshops
  •      Evening/night/weekend work may be required, depending on the nature of the assignment
  •      Work is performed in a climate-controlled environment


  •      Perform repetitive tasks; sit for extended periods of time and maintain the normal range of body motion
  •      Ability to lift and carry up to 15 pounds
  •      Drive University vehicles (car/van) while traveling on official University business

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