Global links and utilities:

Virginia State University Home

Career Opportunity

< Back

IT Audit Manager

Internal Audit Division

Virginia State University (VSU) is seeking an IT Audit Manager. Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditing Standards. In partnership and in collaboration with Board of Visitors and University management, the Internal Audit department’s (Assurance and Advisory Services) primary objectives are to develop value-added services to assist the University and its operations in objective assurance and consulting activities, assist the University in accomplishing its mission and objectives, protect the University’s interest and safeguard its assets, and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal and quality controls, and governance processes.  The Internal Audit department is an independent function within Virginia State University that reports functionally to the VSU Board of Visitors (BOV) and administratively to the President.

Duties and Responsibilities

In concert with generally accepted internal auditing professional standards and best practices, to include the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and other professional standard setting bodies, this position is to perform with considerable independence a variety of information technology, compliance, operational, and fraud audits of all the various university activities and operations and to report back to management the findings, with proposed recommendations for improvement. To provide independent and objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations for improvement, and counsel concerning the University activities to management and ultimately to the Board of Visitors through executive level reporting resulting from the performance of information technology, compliance, operational, and program audits and investigations and special assignments/projects. 

The IT Audit Manager will:

  • Plan, control and perform the audit program procedures and audit assignments in compliance with appropriate industry audit standards and as specified in the internal audit manual;
  • Plan and conduct audit entrance and exit conferences;
  • Provide audit work papers and reports that are supported by competent evidential data, demonstrate partnership with management to develop recommendations to mitigate risks, improve controls and systems;
  • Conduct thorough follow-up reviews based on the audit plan to ensure corrective action is progressing and expected by management with respect to recommendations made in APA audit reports and in Internal Audit Department audit reports;
  • Identify, document and communicate audit findings, recommend appropriate corrective action to audit; and other duties as assigned;
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with University employees.
  • Identify data elements to develop continuous monitoring report generation
  • Participate in maintaining Internal Audit’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Program standards through assisting in formulating the Internal Audit Department’s strategic plan, conducting independent risk assessments, performance reporting, and maintaining standard and quality operating procedures;
  • Actively participate in continual risk assessment through partnerships with management. Identify opportunities to mitigate risks;
  • Manage, monitor all aspects of records management as mandated by the Library of Virginia; and
  • Assist in preparing audit documents for the Board of Visitors and Audit Committee meetings.


  • Excellent interpersonal and written skills to interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork the audit profession and customer service.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing principles, theory and practices, including IIA Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and Information System Audit and Controls Association Standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in the conduct of a variety of audits and evaluate data, business processes, assess alternatives from financial and non-financial data to formulate logical and sound decisions and/or recommendations that improve accountability, performance and efficiencies.
  • Command a knowledge of varied information technology platforms, structures, strategies and tools.
  • Ability to identify problems from a large field of data to recommend solutions or corrective action.
  • Proven ability to understand and handle political and practical ramifications of recommendations and actions with tact and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of and experience using different accounting systems, enterprise resources planning applications, or other applications software.
  • Ability to interpret and apply pertinent State and Federal laws and University policies to specific audit issues.
  • Considerable knowledge and computer skills in the use of spreadsheet, word processing, database, presentation, electronic mail, and internet applications.
  • Experience using computerized audit tools and programs a plus.
  • Working knowledge of business processes and fiscal management and analyzing accounting and operational systems, preferably through working or auditing in a government or in a higher education environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT), information systems management and general information technology, and internal control framework strongly recommended.


  • Graduated from an accredited college/university in computer science, information systems, accounting or a closely related curriculum.
  • Significant audit experience in a higher education, a plus.
  • CISA, CISA, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, and/or other relevant professional certification, highly desired.
  • Previous experience with business processes of large, decentralized organizations.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

How to Apply: 

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

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidates may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Personal Interest as a condition of employment.


Share this page: