The Director of Internal Audit reports to the President of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and to the University System of Georgia Chief Audit Officer. The Director of Internal Auditor is responsible for assessing enterprise risks, identifying opportunities for improving internal controls, and reviewing institutional budgets to ensure consistency with approved practices, institutional procedures, the policies and procedures of the Board of Regents and the State of Georgia. The Director of Internal Audit must be able to devise solutions to complex problems and to prepare and implement an audit plan within a broad framework of policies.
Performs financial, compliance, IT and operational internal audits including planning and development of audit programs.
Develops an annual audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management.
Performs consulting engagements designed to assist management in the attainment of organizational objectives.
Provides training to managers on internal controls, business risks, fraud and other related topics.
Informs the President, the University System of Georgia Chief Audit Officer, and institutional key leaders of audit progress; manages the audit so that time is efficiently used, deadlines and budgets are met, and departmental quality assurance standards are maintained for the FVSU audit function.
Develops an annual or rolling risk assessment and audit plan for FVSU.
Provides assistance to State Auditors and BOR Internal Auditors as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned, including involvement with departmental and institutional improvement teams and task forces, training initiatives, and other program support activities.
Applies internal auditing standards and techniques and demonstrate project management skills. Knowledge of and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics.
Manages and/or conducts special investigations as assigned.
Assists in the coordination of the university's Enterprise Risk Management process.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods.
Ability to gain and apply practical knowledge of IS audit standards, guidelines and best practices that may include access control software, security architecture and administration, Internet use issues (e.g., firewalls), network security awareness and enforcement principles, general security policies and standards, and operating systems.
Strong customer service orientation.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff and the public.
Knowledge of and compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditor's Code of Ethics and International Professional Practices Framework.
Able to maintain positive team relationships by demonstrating and supporting initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of the Internal Audit Department.
Works well under pressure, excellent time management and organization skills.
CPA, CIA, or CISA
PeopleSoft and Banner systems experience
About Fort Valley State University
Founded in 1895 as Fort Valley High and Industrial School, Fort Valley State has experienced tremendous growth and development over the years - culminating into a vibrant university with exceptional associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and centers of excellence. As one of only two land grant institutions in the state of Georgia, the second largest campus in the state with over 1300 acres, and the highest ranked public historically black college and university (HBCU) in the state according to US News rankings, Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is recognized as not only a campus community where diversity and inclusion are cherished, but also as a place where the principles of Embrace (our heritage), Empower (our employees), and Engage (our students) are exemplified throughout campus on a daily basis.