The Senior Internal Auditor is part of the office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for executing audits and advisory services. This position performs independent and objective reviews of University financial and operational processes, regulatory compliance, and information systems and provides expertise regarding internal controls across the institution. Reporting directly to the Associate/Assistant Director of ARC, the Senior Internal Auditor collaborates among the audit team and partners with a variety of institutional clients to successfully complete audits/projects.
The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for executing audits from the planning phase through the reporting phase of the audit process. Further, the Senior Internal Auditor will assist management in advisory service/consulting projects, investigations and the promotion of internal controls throughout Vanderbilt University.
Audit, Risk, and Compliance serves Vanderbilt's Board and management by providing independent assessments of the University's governance, risk and control activities. We provide value added services which identify risks, propose mitigation strategies, and promote a robust internal control environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform audits in accordance with IIA and ISACA standards
Able to proficiently use technical audit tools (e.g., Engagement, Excel, IDEA data analytics)
Think critically about risks and controls within various operations and processes throughout the University (e.g. Information Technology, Research Labs, Finance, Student Services)
Effectively communicate with all levels of management
Document audit findings in a clear and concise manner
Develop technical knowledge and expertise within the field of higher education
Deliver project status to management and communicate roadblocks
Utilize effective time management skills to perform work within allocated budget
Provides timely responses both internally to management and externally to clients
Exhibits ability to multi-task and balance multiple projects at one time
Teamwork and Leadership
Display a positive attitude and promote a good work environment
Prioritize audit team and University goals above self-recognition
Respond appropriately to coaching/ feedback
Focus on delivering value to our clients and build personal connections
Collaborate with team to promote process efficiencies and enhance department operations
Professionalism and Integrity
Act with integrity and uphold the University's procedures and standards at all times
Maintain an attitude of professional skepticism and objectivity
Refrain from behavior that fosters the appearance of conflict of interest
Demonstrate sensitivity to surroundings and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar field is necessary.
Master of Business Administration degree, Accounting or similar field is preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) license is necessary. Pursuance with completion within two years of employment is also acceptable.
Minimum of four years of experience in public accounting or internal auditing is necessary. Higher education experience is preferred.
Experience performing a variety of audits (compliance, process, financial and IT) is preferred.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
Internal Number: 1902085
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.