The University of Virginia seeks an innovative and forward-thinking Audit Director to manage audits of the University's medical center and health system. University of Virginia Health (UVAH) is an academic health care center associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The health system includes a medical center, school of medicine, school of nursing, and health sciences library. The Audit Director will provide healthcare audit expertise to the department in support of its mission to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The internal audit program is coordinated with the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Office of the State Inspector General and must comply with the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) standards for the professional practice of internal auditing.
The Audit Director, working collaboratively with the Chief Audit Executive, sets priorities and supervises a team of senior and staff auditors. Duties will include:
Interface with UVA Health and the University Physicians Group executive leadership regarding organizational risks and mitigation strategies.
Determine audit priorities.
Supervise a staff of senior and staff auditors.
Schedule audit projects and assign staff to accomplish annual audit plan.
Ensure quality of audit work in accordance with professional standards.
Identify audits to perform based on relevant risks.
Resolve disagreements over audit report content.
Perform audits and special investigations as needed.
Report results of audits to departmental and executive management levels.
Provide input on policies and serve on University committees as needed.
Maintain fluency with University business developments and integrate that knowledge into the audit program.
Identify institutional audit concerns and bring them to the attention of the Chief Audit Executive.
The ideal candidate will be accomplished in developing comprehensive audit programs focused on UVAH's financial, operational, programmatic, and compliance audits. The candidate will have positive sustained impact in complex environments, where collaboration and influence management are critical to success. The candidate should have knowledge of healthcare operations, risks, and controls. Typically, the candidate will have a track record that includes:
Seven or more years of audit experience, with at least three years at a leadership level.
Ability to identify enterprise-wide risks, providing sound recommendations to achieve business/educational goals.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, generally accepted auditing standards and the IIA's standards for the professional practice of internal auditing is required; knowledge of and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles for universities and hospitals is highly preferred.
Knowledge of medical center operations and the ability to conduct audits of complex departments/organizations/processes.
Strong oral and written communications in management guidance, policy documentation, audit reports, presentation of findings, and resolution of audit points.
Proven ability to work with colleagues at all levels of an organization.
Collaborating with individuals across departments to improve and advance an organization.
Proven track record of managing operations of audit department.
Holding employees accountable for results.
Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and standards of personal integrity. Exemplifies the University's mission, strategic aims, and programs.
Bachelor's degree required and master's degree in the healthcare field preferred.
Special licenses, registration, or certification:
CPA is highly preferred; other relevant certifications (CIA, CISA, HFMA CHFP or CSAF) also preferred.
About the University
The University of Virginia ranks as one of the most important universities in the nation. A vigorous, modern, and student-centric institution, UVA is animated by the forward-looking spirit of its founder, Thomas Jefferson. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the University was designed as a model for cross-disciplinary residential education that would cultivate the leadership and innovative thought needed for an emerging nation.
The University of Virginia has a distinctive mission among American public universities. Its commitment to undergraduate education and the liberal arts has been a guiding principle since its founding. From its beginning, UVA has served not just citizens of the Commonwealth, but also the nation and the world. President Ryan envisions UVA will be the leading public university in the country in 2030 and one of the very best in the world, whether public or private.
The University's twelve schools, many ranked at the top of their fields, offer more than 230 undergraduate and graduate degrees to approximately 16,000 undergraduates and over 7,000 graduate students. The University has a total budget of $2.8 billion and an endowment of over $9 billion. A second campus, UVA's College at Wise located in the Appalachian Mountains, offers a liberal arts education to approximately 2,000 undergraduates.
UVA Health, located adjacent to the main University, is a nationally-ranked academic medical center, comprised of the Medical Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The medical center includes a 600+ bed hospital, level-I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, UVA Children's Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Virginia.
A “Research 1” university, UVA has strong partnerships with some of the world's largest companies across a wide range of industries. Sponsored research awards total more than $412 million from all sources, including federal and state agencies, industry, and private foundations.
Each year, UVA files nearly 200 reports of invention and brings innovative companies and products to market. The University has a large research park located near the Charlottesville airport.
The University of Virginia is currently ranked as the No. 1 public university value by The Princeton Review, No. 4 best national public university by U.S. News and World Report, and No. 4 best public college value in the nation by Kiplinger. The University has a triple-A rating from all three major bonding agencies, who routinely extol its sound and prudent management.
The University has over 215,000 highly successful alumni located in all 50 states and 172 countries around the world.
Charlottesville consistently ranks as one of the top places in the country for quality of life and has been named America's happiest city. Nestled amid the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the greater Charlottesville region offers visitors a thriving community and a lively scene for arts and culture. Replete with the history of three USA Presidents that hailed from nearby, Charlottesville is reminiscent of a Tuscany of the east coast, surrounded by vineyards, microbreweries, and estates that make it one of the top wedding destinations in the U.S.
Charlottesville has a vibrant and rapidly growing start-up and private equity and asset management ecosystem and was ranked the fastest-growing area of start-up investment from 2010 – 2015 by the National VC Association.
Just beyond the city limits, quiet rolling hills and family farms complement city life within Albemarle County's more than 700 square miles of vibrant natural beauty, including Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive, ski resorts less than an hour away, and abundant history and heritage. Charlottesville is easily accessible with multiple daily Amtrak services to Washington, D.C. and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. The Richmond International Airport and Washington, D.C. Dulles International Airport are about 60 and 90 miles away, respectively.
The University is also home to an incredible sports scene. Winning recent national championships in men's basketball and lacrosse and with top-ranked teams in almost all Division I sports, UVA was awarded the Capital Cup for the best athletic program among American universities.
Charlottesville is also home to a vibrant performing arts scene, with music echoing from John Paul Jones Arena, the Charlottesville Pavilion, and Batesville Country Store, where free concerts fill the air with salsa, bluegrass, and every genre in between. Welcoming headline acts such as the Eagles, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Pink, and of course the local favorite The Dave Matthews Band, who got their start in Charlottesville and still call the area home, Charlottesville attracts a surprisingly diverse array of musical acts for a city of its size.
Finally, Charlottesville is home to numerous celebrated vineyards and restaurants. Talented chef-owners in the area can compete with restaurants in any major American city, blending traditional fare and regional favorites with influences from around the globe.
The Charlottesville MSA has an estimated population of approximately 235,000 people.
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