Executive Director of Audit and Compliance Services
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), a major public urban researching university in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a highly experienced professional for the position of Executive Director of Audit and Compliance Services. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and directing comprehensive audit and compliance programs for a large urban research University and the state's largest healthcare system.
About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the University Board of Visitors, the Health System Board of Directors and administratively direct to the President's office, the Executive Director will have the exciting opportunity to build proactive and innovative audit and compliance programs for the University and Health Systems.
With a team of forty, the compliance department provides an independent assessment of the University's and Health System's controls, business processes, and compliance as well as recommendations for continuous improvement. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with appropriate professional standards.
The key responsibilities of this position include providing counsel and recommendations to the University Board of Visitors and the President; establishing and maintaining an active and continuous quality control program; conducting investigations and special reviews as necessary; coordinating external audits and reviews; recruiting and maintaining resources in appropriate numbers and competencies to achieve the annual audit and compliance plans; identifying professional development needs of staff and creating strategies to meet those needs; serving as consultant to schools/colleges/departments and expert relative to new compliance and audit initiatives and strategies; and providing quarterly reports on results of audits and compliance reviews to the University Board and the President.
The Executive Director will be a proven, accomplished leader with a successful track record in planning, implementing and leading a robust and innovative audit and compliance function and managing multiple complex simultaneous projects. This position requires strong technical skills, superior oral and written communication abilities and a highly developed ability to work constructively and proactively with individuals at all levels of the institution. All VCU team members have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or demonstrate a commitment to do so as an executive leader at VCU. The Executive Director will have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, a CPA or CIA certification or relevant healthcare certification, and five years of supervisory experience as an audit or compliance manager. Master's degree in a related field and experience in higher education and healthcare are preferred.
To apply: Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Basic personal and demographic information must also be submitted to VCU's job site at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/83682.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.