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Director of Internal Audit

Employer
University of Mary Washington
Location
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Salary
consummate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022
Website
https://careers.umw.edu/

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Position Type
Administrative
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Organizational Objective / Goal

The University of Mary Washington seeks a Director of Internal Audit to manage, plan, and perform comprehensive audits of financial and information technology operations in accordance with professional standards. These internal audits will be collaborative undertakings with the goal of improving internal controls, operational efficiencies, security over data resources, controlling costs, and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Reports of findings will be prepared and presented to senior management and the Board of Visitors. The position reports directly to the Board of Visitors and is administratively supervised by the president.

 

General Description of Position

The University of Mary Washington seeks a Director of Internal Audit to manage, plan, and perform comprehensive audits of financial and information technology operations in accordance with professional standards. These internal audits will be collaborative undertakings with the goal of improving internal controls, operational efficiencies, security over data resources, controlling costs, and assuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Reports of findings will be prepared and presented to senior management and the Board of Visitors. The position reports directly to the Board of Visitors and is administratively supervised by the president.

 

Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work

• An in-depth knowledge of the audit process, including generally accepted accounting principles and the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
• Ability to establish, implement and evaluate short- and long-range audit plans.
• Working knowledge of business processes and organization.
• Working knowledge of a wide variety of data processing activities, including computer systems, system analysis and design, and information systems security.
• Working knowledge of information systems risks and controls.
• In-depth knowledge of IT controls, including security, continuity and change control.
• Knowledge of state and government organization and functions.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze financial and non-financial data to arrive at logical conclusions, define audit objectives, design procedures to accomplish objectives, and offer suggested recommendations to address findings.
• Demonstrated ability to perform multiple and diverse projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines for assignments.
• The ability to effectively work with the Board’s Audit Committee in offering an independent appraisal of the University’s financial, operational, and control activities.
• The ability to serve as a self-regulating resource for the Administration in the University’s financial, operational, and control activities.
• Self-directed and require little day-to-day oversight (because the Internal Auditor reports directly to the Board of Visitors with supervisory authority delegated to the President).
• The Internal Auditor must be able to develop an enterprise risk management plan that proactively identifies, plans for, and monitors the key operational, financial, compliance, and reputational risks that may negatively affect the achievement of the school’s mission and strategic plan.
• The Internal Auditor must be able to develop and monitor the University’s organizational chart that tracks, among other things, the supervisors’ span of control
• Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures
• Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
• Knowledge of information technology development, processing operations and related controls.
• Knowledge of preferred management practices and internal controls standards, objectives, and techniques in an environment with multiple computer system platforms.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Ability to analyze and solve problems.
• Demonstrates integrity.

 

Preferred KSA's / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in applicable federal, state, local laws, and university policies and procedures.
• Is insightful, proactive, and future-focused
• Familiarity with the interplay of Virginia’s Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG) and Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) with university internal audit functions
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

 

Required Education

A four-year college degree in accounting, finance, information technology or other related field.

 

Required Experience

At least 7 years auditing experience.

 

Preferred Education

Master’s degree

 

Required Licensure

Must have CPA, CISA or CIA designation.

 

Preferred Licensure

CPA, CIA, CISA

 

Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1238.

 

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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