The Senior Internal Auditor is part of the office of Audit, Risk & Advisory Services 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 ARAS, the Senior Internal Auditor collaborates among the audit team and partners with a variety 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 Advisory Services 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, etc.)
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
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar field from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.Master of Business Administration degree, Accounting or similar field from an accredited institution of higher education 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.
Internal Number: 1901062
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).