Careers at Virginia Tech

Staff/Senior Auditor

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: VP for Audit, Risk, and Compliance
Department: Audit, Risk, & Compliance
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Legal / Compliance

Job Description

This position, reporting to the Assistant Director, is responsible for both participating as a team member and conducting financial, compliance, and operational engagements. The incumbent is expected to fulfill their responsibilities with limited supervision while maintaining effective communication with team and audit leadership. The ability to maintain high ethical standards, exhibit professional demeanor, demonstrate sound judgment, and function as a well-integrated team member will be critical for success. The position requires problem-solving abilities along with organizational, planning, and self-management skills. The incumbent will be relied upon to develop effective and creative ways to assess university operations, communicate the results of their assessments (including the writing of reports), and establish long-term rapport with university stakeholders. Decisions made may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and business processes of the university; therefore, the incumbent must be able to apply both strong analytical skills and professional discretion in formulating recommendations for improvement.

Incumbents at the Staff Auditor II level are expected to have exposure to audit work conforming to professional standards. Incumbents at the Senior Auditor level are expected to have experience in risk-based auditing that conforms to professional standards and have obtained a relevant professional certification. Placement along the audit career path(staff/senior) will be established based on relevant experience and other factors.

Staff Auditor I : $50,000 - 60,000
Staff Auditor II : $55,000 - 70,000
Senior Auditor : $70,000 - 85,000

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, business information technology, data analysis, or related field.
• Demonstrated use of effective problem-solving and time management skills.
• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (both in writing and verbally).
• Ability to prepare professional documentation and correspondence.
• Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.
• Proficiency in current office software such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, and relational databases.
• Ability to periodically travel to complete work assignments or attend training.
• Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Additional Required Qualifications for Senior Auditor:
• Current relevant professional licensure, such as a CPA, CIA, or CISA.
• Experience as a professional auditor.
• Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to collect and analyze information, draw complex conclusions, and develop recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in a related field.
• audit experience in higher education or a not-for-profit organization.
• Experience in evaluating business processes of large, decentralized organizations.
• Experience with and knowledge of information technology security and common architectures.
• In-depth understanding of key applicable federal, state, and local legislation.
• Knowledge of the Global Internal Audit Standards.

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Salary Information

Salary range of $50,000-$85,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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