The Director of Audit is seeking an audit professional to join the department and serve as the Principal Auditor for Data Analysis & Operations. In this highly visible position, the individual will be responsible for performing or supporting internal audit projects and functioning as a resource on matters pertaining to the Internal Audit Business Intelligence/Data Analysis activities and Timely Assurance initiative.
Under the direction of the Director of Audit, responsibilities of the Principal Auditor for Data Analysis & Operations include but are not limited to:
• Managing the complete audit life-cycle for assigned areas of review (engagement planning, fieldwork, and reporting) in accordance with the professional practices framework issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors. • Providing data analysis expertise for the department, supporting operational and investment audits as well as the timely assurance program. • Consulting within the agency with respect to VRS's data retrieval, analysis and business intelligence activities. • Interfacings with the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts regarding business intelligence and data analysis activities. • Advising the Internal Audit Department on all relevant matters pertaining to data analysis and business intelligence and recommends appropriate actions. • Communicating and interacting with the VRS Audit and Compliance Committee where directed and, as needed, and other outside parties (APPFA, APA, JLARC, BNY Mellon, etc.) to obtain information and/or respond to their requests. • Attending other Board of Trustee and committee meetings, as assigned.
Qualifications required to be successful in this position:
• A degree in information technology, computer science, management information systems, accounting, finance or other related field, with appropriate corresponding professional certifications • A minimum of four years recent audit experience.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• At least two years of data retrieval and analysis experience in support of an audit function. • One or more year(s) of experience leading audits or significant portions of audits at the “in-charge” or “senior” level. • One or more of the following certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and/or other relevant data analytic tool certifications.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will take place on Monday, April 16, 2018, at which the position can be closed at any time. If there is no selection made, another review will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018. Relocation expenses are negotiable.
Internal Number: 1036107
About Virginia Retirement System
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is the 20th largest pension fund in the United States. The VRS is an independent state agency that supports 380 employees, 800 employers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and over 600,000 members.