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Senior Auditor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Senior Auditor
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170190
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

This position, reporting to the Associate Director, is responsible for performing financial, compliance, and operational audits of campus organizations and departments. Incumbents are expected to have risk-based audit experience and to demonstrate proficiency in performing internal audit work which conforms to professional standards.

The incumbent is expected to fulfill their responsibilities with limited supervision while maintaining effective communication with audit leadership. Work assigned to incumbents will generally be well defined and is expected to be carried out with limited supervision. The complexity and size of audit assignments will vary significantly. This position will determine the scope of work performed, nature of testing completed, and the reporting disposition of results in conjunction with audit leadership. Incumbents are responsible for effectively communicating audit results, including the preparation of written reports.

The position will be involved in the department’s structured, limited-scope compliance review efforts, providing leadership and day-to-day guidance to assigned staff members. The incumbent will ensure timely progress and successful completion of projects by providing appropriate levels of supervision and quality assurance review to confirm the work of others is competently performed and meets established standards for documentation, thoroughness, accuracy, etc.

The incumbent will be relied upon to develop effective and creative ways to assess university operations. Seniority (senior/principal) will be established based on relevant experience and other factors.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, business information technology, or related field.

CPA, CIA, CISA, and/or relevant professional certification.

• Demonstrated professional experience as an auditor.

• Demonstrated knowledge of General Accepted Auditing Standards and good business processes.

• Demonstrated use of effective problem solving skills.

• Demonstrated time management skills to plan, manage, and coordinate audit projects.

• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (both in writing and verbally) to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization, including executive level management and administrators.

• Ability to prepare error-free documentation and correspondence in a professional and timely manner.

• Experience working in ambiguous and/or stressful situations. Flexibility, ability to change priorities quickly, and capacity to handle multiple tasks are required of this position.

• Data retrieval experience with programming tools that access hierarchical and relational databases (oracle).

• Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.

• Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic environment that strives to exceed expectations.

• Proficiency in current office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, and relational databases.

• Periodic in-state travel may be required. Overtime may be required occasionally to complete work assignments on time.

• Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in a related field.

• Significant audit experience of or in a higher education or a not-for-profit organization.

• Previous experience with business processes of large, decentralized organizations.

• Previous supervisory experience in an auditing environment.

• In-depth understanding of key applicable federal, state, and local legislation.

• Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Banner, PeopleSoft, or SAP.

• Experience using ACL, IDEA, or similar computer assisted audit techniques to aid in working more efficiently and effectively.

• Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170190. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: University Internal Audit
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Job Posting Date: 07/12/2017
Review Begin Date: 07/31/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in interpreting or auditing complex governmental laws or regulations and implementing or recommending policies and procedures to ensure compliance with same?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your level of experience working with Excel.
    • No experience
    • Use is limited to spreadsheets with lists and column totals
    • Use regularly for reports, budgets and other account tracking
    • Use features such as charts in addition to reporting
    • Use advanced data management features such as pivot tables
    • Use for statistical and data anlaysis
    • Use other spreasheet product
  3. * Describe for what purpose you have used Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your previous experience handling confidential information.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your project management experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  7. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents