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Chief Internal Auditor

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Please send nominations and applications, including a letter of interest and CV to: Elizabeth Neumann and Mo Lashendock Koya Leadership Partners VILLANOVACIA@KOYAPARTNERS.COM

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Posting Number: 20171476S
Position Title: Chief Internal Auditor
Position Type: Staff
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/12 Month
Avg Hours Week
Department: 408-Internal Audit
Position Summary:

Villanova University seeks an outstanding individual with exceptional strategic, business, and interpersonal capabilities to join the university as the inaugural Chief Internal Auditor (CIA).

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the CIA provides strategic audit and risk assessment across the university while building and leading Villanova’s first in-house internal audit function. The CIA will also have reporting relationships to the President and Board of Trustees and serve as an advisor and resource to the university’s senior leadership team. The ideal candidate assists the university in accomplishing its goals and objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined, and data-driven approach to audit and risk, as well as governance processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be innovative, proactive, and collaborative with excellent strategic, leadership, and team-building skills. S/he will have demonstrated success and relevant experience at large complex organizations. 


Candidates should also have:

• Proven leadership success in organizations of comparable complexity and an interest to work in a major research university; 

• Solid technical skills and knowledge in the areas of finance, accounting, financial reporting, and auditing; 

• Experience related to enterprise risk management and compliance programs; 

• Ability to provide guidance in the development of fiscal policies, procedures, programs, and systems in a complex environment; 

• Distinct appreciation for the mission, traditions, and culture of the university; 

• A strong and confident listener and communicator who brings a calm presence, 
establishes credibility with many and varied constituencies, builds consensus and engenders trust in ambiguous situations based on integrity, critical thinking, and excellent interpersonal skills; 

• A manager who mentors and leads by example. 


Preferred Qualifications:

• Background in higher education, sponsored research and/or health care is preferred; and 

• A CPA certification and advanced degree is strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:

Please send nominations and applications, including a letter of interest and CV to:

Elizabeth Neumann and Mo Lashendock
Koya Leadership Partners
VILLANOVACIA@KOYAPARTNERS.COM

Posting Date: 08/10/2017
Closing Date (12am ET):
Salary Posting Information:

Commensurate with experience

Salary Band: L
Job Classification: Exempt

References Needed

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