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Sr. Accountant/Internal Control Auditor

Richmond

Sr. Accountant/Internal Control Auditor

  • req2279
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Financial Reporting
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
At Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), we value learning, research, creativity, service and discovery. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

All full-time university staff are eligible for VCU’s robust benefits package that includes: comprehensive health benefits, paid annual and holiday leave granted up front, retirement planning and savings options, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, generous tuition benefit, employee discounts, well-being resources, abundant opportunities for career development and advancement, and more.

VCU recognizes that remote work and flexible work arrangements are an important part of employees' work/life balance and provide employees with the flexibility to be successful on and off of the VCU campus. The Recruiter/Senior Recruiter will have the option to work remotely part-time, if desired.

The VCU Financial Reporting department has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant/Internal Control Auditor to join our team!

Summary

The responsibilities of the Senior Accountant/Internal Control Auditor include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains and documents a comprehensive understanding, analysis, and risk assessment of the University's internal control structure at both the agency level and within key fiscal processes of the University.
  • Applies knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, and/or regulatory compliance to evaluate and assess risk at the agency level and within key fiscal processes.
  • Monitors and, as appropriate, provides oversight of efforts to gain reasonable assurance related to the financial and data security controls of critical business operations outsourced to third-party providers.
  • Identifies control deficiencies and assists in the implementation of corrective action in the University's significant fiscal processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in accounting or allied field, or Bachelor's degree and significant related experience.
  • CPA or current CPA candidate or equivalent experience.
  • Significant and progressively responsible auditing and/or accounting and auditing experience.
  • Previous experience documenting and/or analyzing business processes and internal accounting controls and related risk assessments.
  • Experience interpreting and assessing compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Governmental Accounting Standards.
  • Knowledge of and experience with complex automated financial systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with various levels of management and staff in a diverse and decentralized environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and complete large complex projects and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Aptitude to work with database reporting tools, pivot tables, core functions of highly detailed spreadsheets and
    flow charts.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to summarize detailed data into meaningful management reports.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and knowledge of automated financial accounting systems and Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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