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Audit Services Manager II


Under the general direction of the Chief Audit Executive, Virginia State University’s Internal Audit Department is seeking an experienced Information Technology Audit Manager to join a comprehensive auditing program with demonstrated understanding of various computing platforms and technologies, to include web-based, wireless, protocols and security applications. This position will perform independent appraisals to assist the University technology team and business units to develop internal controls and sound risk management practices over computer resources to include University-wide computer networks, systems, applications, and data centers to (1) preserve sensitive information, (2) operate in accordance with University, State, and Federal regulations, and (3) function to achieve University goals. The successful incumbent will leverage risk management knowledge and technology experience to independently plan and conduct information technology audits in accordance with applicable professional standards and Virginia Information Technologies Agency sensitive information and systems audits. Varied duties include designing and planning audit tests for integrated applications, auditing and reporting on general and application controls and procedures for technology areas including network, communications, operating systems, database, wireless and web-based technologies. Building team relationships, and in coordination with external auditors, participate as audit liaison in IT development projects and technology committees to provide proactive feedback on the designed control structure and compliance with system project management and technology standards to identify risk-based issues, monitor status of identified findings, and influence management actions through recommendations to improve University operations. Institute continuous monitoring and draft formal reports for communicating results to management and the Board of Visitors. Assist in Internal Audit departmental strategic planning and implementation of best practices, including leading efforts on office automation and computerized auditing tools. Conduct confidential investigations, assist in operational audits and conduct staff training as necessary. Act in the absence of the Chief Audit Executive through delegated authority.


Successful candidate must have comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience with Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT), information systems and technology management functions and concepts, and the internal control and risk management framework. Knowledge of application software controls, operations and change controls and understanding of database technology is required. Possession of the core competencies of an information technology internal auditor, to include but not limited to, application of the International Professional Practice Framework (IPPF) by the Institute of Internal Auditors, strong analytical skills, ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects and identify strategic issues concurrently, problem identification and solution skills, and provide clear verbal and written communications, working independently and in team environment. Working knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, applicable AICPA Industry Guides, Governmental Auditing and Accounting Standards, and information security standards and protocols for protection of sensitive information and systems. A Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Information Systems Management or Computer Science or related curriculum from an accredited college or university is required.


Experience as an operational auditor and using state and university administrative and accounting systems and enterprise resource planning applications within various business processes and fiscal management, preferably through working or auditing in a government or in a higher education environment a plus. Experience using computerized auditing tools and ability to conduct or analyze forensic evidence a plus. Possession of CISA, CISSP, CISM, CIA, or CPA highly desirable and preferred.


Virginia State University will only accept on-line applications through Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed state application. Please visit to complete a state application.


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