Senior Internal Auditor
Company: Christopher Newport University
Location: Newport News
Posted on: September 12, 2020
Senior Internal Auditor
Sensitive Position Statement
A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history
Check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority
Campus Security Authority Statement
This position is NOT designated as a Campus Security Authority. A
Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an "official of
the institution with significant responsibility for student and
campus activities." A CSA is required to immediately report any
crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will
then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual
training is required by the Department of Education for all
personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security
Designated Personnel Statement
A "designated position" could potentially be required to work
(depending on the event) during an emergency closing. This is NOT a
Statement of Economic Interest
Statement of Economic Interest Statement
Internal Auditors are required to file conflict of interest. This
position requires a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position Statement
A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.
This position is NOT subject to availability of funding.
Chief Objective of Position
The Senior Auditor position is responsible for the performance of
financial, compliance, and operational audits of campus
organizations and departments for the purpose of improving internal
controls and adding value to the operations of the University. In
addition, this position may assist in the performance of audits to
evaluate the security, integrity, contingency planning, policy and
regulatory compliance, and risk management of the administrative
and academic Information Systems of the University. The Auditor is
to identify critical audit issues and develop and carry out an
effective audit program within the time budget which results in
meaningful management recommendations. The position requires the
ability to use excellent oral and written communication skills to
evaluate evidence and write accurate, concise work paper
documentation and audit reports. The candidate must have the
integrity to maintain confidentiality. The Senior Auditor will
determine the scope of work performed, nature of testing completed
and the reporting disposition of results in conjunction with the
Internal Audit Director.
1. In consultation with the Director, ensures proper audit planning
and performs the audit work in accordance with IIA and other
applicable standards. Develops an understanding of internal control
concepts and assesses the adequacy of management's controls.
Prepares documentation to be placed in the work papers to support
the planning phase of the audit.
2. In consultation with the Director, writes the audit program that
identifies the objectives to be accomplished and the specific
procedures to be carried out to accomplish the objectives based on
control analyses and the documented understanding of the system.
Performs additional research as needed to analyze and determine
significant audit issues or risks for follow-up and inclusion in
the audit program.
3. Performs audit test work set forth in the audit program.
Documents all analysis of evidential matters in accordance with
department and professional standards to support testing and
4. Identifies potential audit findings/business issues and prepares
written summaries documenting these audit observations and
recommending corrective action for University management. Writes
draft audit reports with minimal guidance and in accordance with
department standards and format. Contributes to the development of
the audit report using clear, concise language and participates in
the exit conference with management. Assist in determining that
adequate corrective action on reported audit findings is timely
taken and is achieving the desired results.
5. Proactively communicates audit issues and progress with the
Director and proposes solutions to issues communicated.
6. Works professionally with the University community and maintains
a technical base of knowledge, staying current on industry
practices. Meet or exceed IIA standards for all audit work
performed. Demonstrate a willingness to develop new skills and
learn new methodologies.
7. Develops a customer service approach to more effectively promote
the "students first" initiative ensuring that all constituents are
served in a fast, friendly, efficient and effective manner.
Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer
service and/or relations within the office/department and with all
constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and
employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and
treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports CNU
Traditions and the "Students First" value at CNU and routinely goes
the extra mile in providing service.
8. Safety issues are reviewed and communicated and goals are set to
ensure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related
absences. Any violation of safety rules are addressed promptly.
9. This position is designated as a "responsible employee" who has
the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to
report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or
who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or
10. Performs special project work and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required
In-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and
practices, audit standards, and good business processes.
Demonstrates effective project management skills which promote
productivity and completion of audit project within time budgets
and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to conduct a variety of audits
with considerable independence. Ability to effectively collect and
analyze data, draw conclusions and develop recommendations;
demonstrated logic and reasoning ability necessary to perform
analysis of information obtained during the audit; exhibit high
degree of organizational skills and attention to detail;
demonstrated use of effective problem solving skills; ability to
comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations
and guidelines; ability to identify areas of audit concern and
demonstration of initiative and creativity in developing audit
objective and procedures; ability to communicate, both written and
verbal, clearly and effectively; ability to maintain
confidentiality; strong computer skills; demonstrated ability to
work independently and manage time effectively utilizing work and
project plans to meet deadlines; excellent customer service skills.
Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment
to continuous improvement in a dynamic environment that strives to
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of how technology supports
the achievement of University objectives with special emphasis on
automated and preventive controls to ensure the Enterprise system
and other sensitive information processing systems meet operational
compliance to policy and procedures, and mitigate risks. Knowledge
of Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) standards.
Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration,
Management, Computer Science, MIS, or other relevant field, or a
Bachelor's Degree in related field plus experience that equates to
an advanced degree.
Certification as a CPA, CIA, CISA or CISSP or active pursuit of
Internal or external auditing experience. Experience in accounting
and accounting systems or an enterprise system. Demonstrated
experience using spreadsheet and word processing software.
Previous experience auditing information technology
systems/departments. Experience with Banner enterprise system.
Previous experience working in higher education or state/local
government. Experience in Microsoft Office to include Word and
Excel. Experience using automated workpapers.
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 385 Best
Colleges: 2020 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public
school offering a private school experience - great teaching, small
classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A "student-first,
teaching-first" community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of
scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in
Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic
programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology
to business administration and political science to the performing
arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in
capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated over 7,200
applications for a freshmen class of 1,238 and has been ranked by
U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide as third
among public regional universities in the South and sixth among all
regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked
third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion
of classes with fewer than 20 students." Christopher Newport
University is committed to ensuring that all people are
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