University of the Virgin Islands — Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor
University of the Virgin Islands

FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Number: 121075
Department: President's Office

Job Description
Perform professional internal auditing in the areas of risk management, control, and governance, and maintains professional ethical standards. Responsible to the President and Board of Trustees for assessing the adequacy of internal controls through internal audits of departments and functions at all levels. Ensure that internal audits are planned, executed and reported on, in conjunction with the risks of the University. Develop and perform a comprehensive audit program providing assurance and consulting services to management staff. maintaining full independence. The individual must also demonstrate the ability to adopt new, and monitor existing processes and procedures on both campuses to ensure adherence to international standards in a manner appropriate to the unique context of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related field with major course work in accounting required. Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in auditing required. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Working knowledge of GAAP, generally accepted auditing standards and governmental accounting standards.
Experience within a college or university setting is preferred
Experience with SCT SunGard Banner or similar system is preferred. Experience in working in diverse cultures is preferred.

Physical Demands
Physical demands: While performing job duties, employee will be required to stand, bend, reach, kneel, grip items when necessary, bear and lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work environment: The noise level in the work environment will probably be low to moderate at times.

Posting Number: S175
Location: St. Thomas
Position Type: Full Time
Posted Salary: Commensurate with experience

Advertised Job Duties

  • Provide financial, operational and compliance audits as well as periodically assesses organizational risk.
  • Develop a Risk Assessment that encompasses all areas of the University's operations, and review the risk assessment annually for updates.
  • Develop a thorough and documented Internal Audit Plan for all university operations and locations which incorporates the results of the current risk assessment as well as identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Review and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting, financial, administrative, environmental and operating controls and procedures of the University.
  • Plan and conduct audits to assess controls, operational and technical efficiencies and compliance with selected policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed; report the findings; and monitor management's response and implementation. Ensures that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by management and that audit reports are promptly issued.
  • Review University records to determine compliance with procedures and appropriate laws and regulations. Keep abreast of legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and appropriate audit direction/methodology.
  • Discuss updates of new regulations with the Board, President, Administration and relevant departments/directors.

    Open Date: 09/30/2019
    Close Date: 06/30/2021

    Special Instructions to Applicant
    Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.


    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

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    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial Transcripts

    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document

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