Senior Internal Auditor


This position works 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; to perform with considerable independence, a variety of compliance and financial audits and investigations of all the various university activities and operations and to report back to management the findings, with proposed recommendations for improvement. The incumbent will be responsible for providing independent and objective analyses, appraisals, recommendations, and counsel concerning the University activities to management and ultimately to the Board of Visitors through executive level reporting resulting from the performance of financial, compliance, operational, and program audits and investigations and special assignments/projects to include other duties as necessary. 

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. 


Must possess a Degree from an accredited college/university in accounting or a closely related curriculum or equivalent work experience. Excellent interpersonal and written skills to interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university. Comprehensive knowledge of auditing principles, theory and practices, including IIA Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Standards, applicable AICPA and GASB Industry Guides and Pronouncements. 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. Ability to identify problems from a large field of data to recommend solutions or corrective action. 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.   


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. Experience using computerized audit tools and programs is a plus.  Certification as a CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA, CFE, and/or other relevant professional certification, highly desired. 


Virginia State University does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply! 

Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit to complete an online application. 


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Salary will be commensurate with education and work experience