Virginia’s community colleges have a 50-year track record of educational excellence and innovation to serve the needs of our citizens and strengthen the Commonwealth’s economy. When Virginia’s General Assembly established the Virginia Community College System in 1966, the need for a comprehensive system was well known. Over the two decades after the end of World War II, leaders in government, business, professional sectors, and academia had called for a new approach to providing educational opportunities. A key concern was Virginia’s ability to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to expand the state’s economy. Today our community colleges allow every Virginian to gain a quality education. With 23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state, Virginia’s Community Colleges are committed to serving Virginia families, helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow.
The purpose of the Senior Internal Auditor position is to create, manage, execute, and report on high-risk audit and consulting projects. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting risk assessments for assigned audits and developing and conducting new audit programs, often for areas that have not been audited before at the VCCS.
Required Qualifications: A combination of relevant experience and education typically obtained through completion of a bachelor’s degree that provides the required level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the functions of the job.
- In-depth knowledge of auditing process
- In-depth knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- General knowledge of project management techniques and best practices
- General knowledge of fraud and IT terminology, concepts and practices
- General knowledge of higher education and applicable federal and state regulations
- Proficient using Zoom and Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams, and open to learning other computer applications including the TeamMate+ audit management application and TeamMate+ Analytics tools
- Uses various research and interview techniques to gather information
- Conduct risk assessments for assigned audits using various methods to collect and evaluate information
- Develop new audit programs, often for areas that have not been audited before at the VCCS
- Prepare and review audit workpapers to ensure fieldwork meets the audit objectives and supports the conclusions
- Prepare summaries and reports to present findings and recommendations clearly and concisely, with little intervention or corrections from departmental senior management
- Work well with all levels of employees and management, particularly with college leadership teams and subject matter experts, with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team
- Lead or conduct special projects and investigations as needed