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Internal Auditor

The University’s internal auditor will help Virginia Union University evaluate operating guidelines, controls and procedures, and report significant problems to management. The Internal Auditor will ensure that internal procedures agree with University policies, industry standards and regulatory requirements for programs and financial matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for analyzing data for internal audit, gathering data for internal audit; researching laws, regulations, University policy and procedures; assisting in the implementation of recommendations from external auditors; communicating results of internal and external audits to stakeholders; establishing quarterly audit plans and audit programs; and following-up on audits and departments for implementation of recommendations.
  • Conduct assessments of assigned departments or functional areas as assigned, in established/required timelines, Perform financial, operational, and related audits, as assigned,
  • Assist in providing consulting services to management to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the University's processes,
  • Review transactions, documents, records, reports, and procedures and prepare prescribed audit work papers that record and summarize the data from the assigned audit,
  • Determine compliance with policies and procedures,
  • Verbally communicate findings to senior management and draft comprehensive and complete report of audited area. Establish quarterly audit plans and audit programs
  • Analyze data for internal audit. Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s systems of internal accounting and operating controls.
  • Report monthly/as necessary to the President and/or Chief Financial Officer on whether
    • Appropriate action has been taken on significant audit findings;
    • Audit activities have been directed toward the highest exposure to risk and toward increasing efficiency, economy and effectiveness of operations;
    • Internal and external audits are coordinated to avoid duplication;
    • Internal audit plans are adequate;

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution of higher learning and 5 to 7 years financial experience through public accounting/auditing and/or industry experience.
  • A minimum of one professional certification is desired (CPA, CIA, CISA, CGFM);
  • The Auditor must have a proficient understanding and experience in applying and complying with the following: Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002, OMB Circular A-133 for Non-Profit or State and Local Government, Yellow Book Standards, Institute of Internal Auditors Policies and Procedures,
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); Demonstrated competency in analytical, written/verbal communication skills, interpersonal, and relationship building skills; Computer skills (advanced Excel skills and knowledge of third party software accounting systems such as Jenzabar; and related software;
  • Take responsibility for assigned tasks, understanding and achieving expectations;
  • Systems knowledge and familiarity as well as the ability to adapt to change quickly, and
  • perform other related tasks, as assigned by the supervisor.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline and Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a resume and a letter of interest and three current references. Inquiries and applications should be directed to: Virginia Union University, Director, Human Resources, 1500 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220, (804) 257-5841. Resumes may be sent electronically to Resumes@vuu.edu.

The successful applicant may be required to submit to a background investigation. VUU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (804) 257-5841.