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Audit Manager for Special Projects

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Audit Manager for Special Projects
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170325
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:

The Audit Manager for Special Projects reports to the Director and is responsible for consulting and advisory reviews; continuous monitoring; investigations resulting from internal and hotline allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse; forensic accounting reviews; fraud detection and risk assessment; and other special projects as assigned by leadership in accordance with applicable professional standards and university policies and procedures. The incumbent is expected to fulfill their responsibilities with limited supervision while maintaining effective communication with the Executive Director and Director. Attention to detail and successful project management is an integral component of the job. The incumbent will provide leadership and day-to-day guidance to assigned staff members, ensuring timely progress and successful completion of projects by providing appropriate levels of supervision and quality assurance review to ensure work of others is competently performed and meets established standards for documentation, thoroughness, accuracy, reporting, etc. The Audit Manager for Special Projects will:

•Help design and maintain a fraud prevention program including awareness and training for university employees.
•Communicate results, including preparation of written reports.
•Interfaces with the most senior levels of management, as well as planning, conducting, and/or directing audit engagements in a hands-on capacity.
•Ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia, university policy and procedure, the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance standards and procedures, and the requirements of the Office of the State Inspector General.
•Develop and oversee the department’s continuous monitoring program, leading efforts to monitor elements of key business processes by working with various datasets of different sizes, analyzing large volumes of data for anomalies or trends, and joining datasets from various systems to complete data analytics for various projects.
•Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and superior judgment in management of audit projects and consulting/advisory services.

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in accounting, finance, information technology, criminal justice, or allied field; OR bachelor’s degree and significant related experience.
•Demonstrated experience conducting fraud, waste, and abuse investigations, forensic accounting investigations, data analyses to detect fraud. University or governmental forensic accounting experience is preferred.
•CFE, CPA, CIA, CISA, or other relevant professional certification.
•Excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve audit objectives on multiple, complex projects running simultaneously and complete projects by required due dates.
•Experience with continuous monitoring, manipulating large datasets, and joining datasets from various sources.
•Demonstrated ability to successfully handle sensitive discussions; professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact; strong personal ethics commitment; and sound judgment.
•Ability 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.
•Demonstrated time management skills to plan, manage, and coordinate projects.
•Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous and/or stressful situations. Flexibility, ability to change priorities quickly, and capacity to handle multiple tasks are critical.
•Proficiency in current office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software and relational databases.
•Experience using ACL, IDEA, or similar and current office software such as MS Access and Excel.
•Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
•Excellent writing and communication skills, including proven ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports to senior management and articulate complex and/or technical issues to various levels of organizational stakeholders.
•Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Significant audit experience of or in a higher education or a not-for-profit organization.
•Previous experience with business processes of large, decentralized organizations.
•Demonstrated knowledge of General Accepted Auditing Standards and good business processes.
•In-depth understanding of key applicable federal, state, and local legislation.
•Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative partnerships with varied leaders at multiple levels of the university.
•Experience using ERP systems such as Banner, PeopleSoft, or SAP.
•Demonstrated knowledge of General Accepted Auditing Standards and good business processes.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

This is a critical position subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity check. Additionally, periodic in-state travel may be required.

Employment Comments:

This is a critical position subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity check. Additionally, periodic in-state travel may be required.

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must complete the faculty application online at, posting #AP0170325 and attach a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references. Review of applicants will begin on January 5, 2018. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the applicant process should notify the Office of the President. 

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: 8-5, M-F
Job Posting Date: 12/18/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/05/2018
Job Close Date: 01/26/2018
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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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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  3. * Please list your professional certifications.

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

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  5. * Please describe your experience conducting fraud, waste and abusive investigations; forensic accounting investigations; and data analyses to detect fraud.

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  6. * Please describe your experience with continuous monitoring, manipulating large datasets, and joining datasets from various sources.

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  7. * Please describe your experience using Computer Assisted Audit Tools such as ACL, IDEA, or similar tools and current office software such as Microsoft Access and Excel

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Required Documents

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