Internal Auditor

Richmond, The American International University in London
July 14, 2019
Richmond, VA
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Hiring Range: Up to $76,580

This class provides professional internal, operational, and financial audits. Incumbents provide fully proficient journey-level internal auditing work that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues, and the use of judgment to select and apply criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. As assigned, work may include: conducting risk assessments; evaluating internal controls and examining processes; researching, compiling, and analyzing documentation; consulting; investigates fraud, waste, and abuse of city resources; preparing planning memoranda and questionnaires; conducting fieldwork, including interviews; preparing write-ups of documentation; and conducting follow-up reviews. Incumbents may perform audit assignments with limited supervision, prepare various audit reports and planning documents, and conduct various processes. Incumbents may also participate in meetings with management; assist in preparing formal reports and findings; and perform audits independently for the Audit Manager's review. Incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.

Supervision Exercised/Received

  • Exercised: This classification typically does not supervise but may serve as a team lead;
  • Received: This classification typically reports to an Internal Audit Manager;
  • Note: Other reporting relationships may apply.

Example of Duties: This position is unclassified and serves at the will of the Appointing Authority.
The City of Richmond Auditor's Office is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Internal Auditor/Lead Internal Auditor. The Successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in conducting internal audits and operational analysis.

Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Conducting financial, compliance and operational audits;
  • Preparing various audit planning documents, risk assessment, internal control questionnaires, background analysis, planning memos and work programs;
  • Conducting fieldwork to accomplish objectives as outlined;
  • Gathering, testing, validating data and writing lead memos;
  • Applying principles of logical thinking to define problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions;
  • Making appropriate recommendations and following-up in a timely manner on previous recommendations to determine if satisfactory actions have been taken;
  • Performing analytics and data mining as necessary.

Minimum Training And Experience

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, economics, or a related field.
  • One year of related experience
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Preferred Training And Experience

  • The ability to lead Audit teams;
  • At least one (1) year of experience planning, budgeting, conducting a variety of audits and writing reports;
  • At least one (1) year of experience auditing local, state and/or federal government operations;
  • Enhanced analytical and data mining skills;
  • Experience working with audit software or ACL software;
  • Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) , Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or related.


  • CPA, CIA, CISA, or CRE preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

TYPICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: These are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Knowledge (some Combination Of The Following)

  • Auditing standards and practices
  • Government auditing standards
  • Accounting methods, principles, and practices
  • Information systems
  • Audit management
  • Risk management
  • Finance/accounting software, and databases

Skills (some Combination Of The Following)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Research, budgeting, and recordkeeping
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Customer service
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Attention to detail 

Abilities (some Combination Of The Following)

  • Reviewing, assessing, analyzing, and documenting business processes
  • Managing multiple projects and assignments simultaneously
  • Reviewing and assessing risk
  • Completing tasks in a timely manner and within an established budget

Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Working conditions may include exposure to travel to other locations within the City of Richmond as well as outside of the City of Richmond; exposure to hazardous physical conditions such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, etc.; atmospheric conditions such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation; inadequate lighting; intense noise; and environmental hazards such as disruptive people, imminent danger, and a threatening environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Due to the nature of work assignments, incumbents must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under a time constraint. While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear, and talk, and use hands and fingers in a repetitive motion. The employee is frequently required to walk and balance and occasionally required to stand, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach extending hands and arms in any direction, lift, push or pull. In terms of the physical strength to perform the essential duties, this classification is considered to be sedentary, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

Company Description

At Richmond, The American University in London, we provide an education which encourages students to explore a wide range of subjects and programs. Our liberal arts approach is designed to allow the discovery of the connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business, psychology and sociology. It is a broad based education, an ideal preparation for a range of careers.

Our university is a truly international environment with our students coming from over 100 countries. A Richmond education offers a global perspective. It examines the patterns of similarities and differences between cultures and provides you with an intercultural focus. It’s challenging and stimulating. It encourages you to form your own opinions.

Richmond degrees are accredited in the US and validated in the UK the world's two most highly regarded higher education systems and are thereby acknowledged worldwide. Richmond also holds independent accreditation from three separate agencies; The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the British Accreditation Council and The Open University.

We offer a flexible alternative to traditional British Higher Education as we follow the US Liberal Arts core curriculum, right here in London.

Students of Richmond will also find:
- Small class sizes, resulting in high contact hours with faculty
- International student body from over 60 countries
- Internship and Study Abroad opportunities worldwide

Your journey awaits at Richmond!

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