Senior or Staff Auditor

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, iscurrently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News &World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by theNational Science Foundation. Through a combination of its threemissions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Techcontinually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: UtProsim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensiveuniversity and its leading research institution, Virginia Techserves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ facultyand staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in researcharound the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT ̶ serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech is a comprehensive and progressive organization witha decentralized management environment to promote innovation andaccountability at all levels of the organization. The Virginia TechOffice of Audit, Risk, and Compliance (OARC) protects theuniversity by independently and objectively identifying businessrisks and connects with key leaders and stakeholders to evaluaterisk-mitigation strategies.Position Summary (Responsibilities):This position, reporting to the Director of Internal Audit, isresponsible for both participating as a team member and conductingfinancial, compliance, and operational engagements. The incumbentis expected to fulfill their responsibilities with limitedsupervision while maintaining effective communication with auditleadership. The ability to maintain high ethical standards, exhibitprofessional demeanor, demonstrate sound judgment, and function asa well-integrated team member will be critical for success. Theposition requires problem-solving abilities along withorganizational, planning, and self-management skills. The incumbentwill be relied upon to develop effective and creative ways toassess university operations, communicate the results of theirassessments (including the writing of reports), and establishlong-term rapport with university stakeholders. Decisions made mayimpact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative andbusiness processes of the university; therefore, the incumbent mustbe able to apply both strong analytical skills and professionaldiscretion in formulating recommendations for improvement.Incumbents at the Senior Auditor level are expected to haveexperience in risk-based auditing that conforms to professionalstandards and have obtained a relevant professional certification.Incumbents at the Staff Auditor level are expected to have exposureto audit work conforming to professional standards. Seniority(staff/senior) will be established based on relevant experience andother factors.Required Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, businessinformation technology, data analysis, or related field.• Demonstrated use of effective problem-solving and time managementskills.• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (both in writingand verbally).• Ability to prepare professional documentation andcorrespondence.• Demonstrated professionalism in working with confidential andsensitive matters with the utmost discretion and tact.• Proficiency in current office software such as word processing,spreadsheet, and presentation software, and relationaldatabases.• Periodic travel and overtime may be required to complete workassignments or attend training.• Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check.Additional Required Qualifications for Senior Auditor:• Current relevant professional licensure, such as a CPA, CIA, orCISA.• Experience as a professional auditor.• Demonstrated analytical skills, including the ability to collectand analyze information, draw complex conclusions, and developrecommendations.Preferred Qualifications• Advanced degree in a related field.• Significant audit experience in higher education or anot-for-profit organization.• Previous experience with business processes of large,decentralized organizations.• Previous supervisory experience in an auditing environment.• In-depth understanding of key applicable federal, state, andlocal legislation.Appointment TypeRegularReview DateJanuary 29, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Elizabeth Ferguson at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: December 24, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

A blessing to slow climate change

first_imgDuring his two years leading the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has washed the feet of inmates, proposed larger roles for women in the church, and famously shifted the institutional tone toward gay acceptance, saying, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”On Thursday he again displayed his activist side by delivering a papal encyclical, a formal letter to the world’s Catholic community, titled “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You,” which addressed issues involving climate change and the poor. In the nearly 200-page document, the pope ― who has a master’s degree in chemistry ― discussed how the effects of global warming disproportionately harm the poor, backed the science outlining climate change, and called for worldwide action to stop global warming.Responding to the encyclical, Harvard President Drew Faust said, “Climate change is among the most dire and devastating threats confronting people and the planet today. It was clear from the time he chose to be named after St. Francis of Assisi that Pope Francis would demonstrate a powerful reverence for all living things, and deep compassion for the most disadvantaged among us. In showing how climate change is both a threat to the planet and to impoverished peoples across the globe, Pope Francis’ encyclical highlights climate change as one of the most urgent social justice issues of our time.”To better understand the issues in play, the Gazette spoke with three Harvard scholars about the papal encyclical, its policy implications, and its likely impact on both the church and the international debate on climate change.***Francis Schüssler Fiorenza is the Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School.GAZETTE: What is an encyclical, and how important are they?FIORENZA: It’s a letter that the pope writes to the whole church that has penultimate authority. The highest authority is when the church defines something as doctrine. This is not quite at that level, but it is sort of the highest teaching that the pope can give that has to be taken seriously, with a considerable amount of respect. In that sense, it’s really very important, and it’s been a priority for Pope Francis, who had announced, almost from the day he was chosen, that he would write an encyclical on the environment.GAZETTE: Is there a history of the Vatican making statements on climate change?FIORENZA: Your question points to why I am a little bit puzzled by the reaction of certain Roman Catholic politicians. Pope Paul VI discussed the ecological concern as a tragic consequence of human activity in an encyclical from the 1970s. The first encyclical of John Paul II warned that humans saw no meaning in the environment except for its immediate use and consumption. Pope Benedict XVI also addressed the environment. What is overlooked is that the American bishops on June 15, 2001, issued a document voted on by the whole conference of bishops titled “Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good.” In it they underscored the responsibility to address global warming, the role that the human use of fossil fuels has had, and the disproportionate impact global warming has had on the poor. I am kind of surprised that people think what Francis is doing is new.GAZETTE: Is there anything really new in this document?FIORENZA: Yes and no. The basic moral and religious imperative is the same. He is really saying the environment is a moral and religious issue. He’s not saying you can consider it just a purely economic or political issue [so] that the pope has nothing to say about it. What’s different is the starkness of his description of the environment: He goes into detail on the increased pollution, the scarcity of water, the loss of biodiversity, the decline in the quality of human life. And he also says that the very causes of these effects are the causes that are leading to a breakdown in human society and global inequality. That is perhaps much stronger than in the other encyclicals from other popes. He also criticizes at length an excessive confidence in technology alone and says what is needed is global dialogue and international cooperation. But he balances this global emphasis with what he calls a notion of “cultural ecology.” He is saying globalization is threatening not only the environment but also local cultures, and that we must preserve the earth and those cultures for the future.***Joseph Aldy is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School whose research focuses on climate change, and energy policy and mortality/risk valuation.GAZETTE: Many have called the encyclical at odds with the work of policy analysts who recognize the need for the use of market-based policy instruments — carbon taxes and/or cap-and-trade systems — in combatting climate change. What are your thoughts?ALDY: Having the pope say “Climate change is a major problem: Let’s acknowledge the work of all the good scientists around the world saying we are causing this problem, and that we need to act” is really important. On the policy approach, I was puzzled to find such a strong opposition to using market-based approaches like cap and trade. Last year at the United Nations General Assembly, heads of state came together to talk about climate change. We had an announcement on carbon pricing signed on by more than 70 countries, more than 1,000 businesses — reflecting this emerging view of both those in public policy and those using the technologies in the business world — that pricing carbon is the way to get us off of fossil fuels, to create that incentive for the technologies that will allow us to still enjoy the level of economic development that we aspire to, without having an adverse impact on the climate. In terms of how the pope’s letter might guide policy design and policy implementation, I think it is out of step with the scholarship and where the public policy community is going.GAZETTE: How do you think the pope’s encyclical will affect the upcoming global climate talks in Paris in November?ALDY: In 2009, in the run-up to the talks in Copenhagen, we had heads of state discussing the issue in their bilateral meetings, at the G-8, at the G-20, at the Major Economies Forum, and at the United Nations. This year, having world leaders, including now the pope, talking about this issue can again galvanize attention and interest and serious thinking about how we need to work together in Paris and beyond.GAZETTE: In the document, the pope criticizes big business for its role in contributing to climate change. Will his words have an effect on how executives run their companies, or possibly even lead to the creation of more sustainable forms of energy?ALDY: Some of what’s in this strikes me as cutting at the core of really what businesses do. So there is a question then of whether they react as if this is a leader talking about how they need to behave more responsibly, or whether this is someone who is stating that he is really in opposition to what it means to run a business. It’s a fascinating document. But I can imagine there are some who will respond by pushing to be more sustainable because of it, and others who will say this is in opposition to the way they operate as a business. This latter group may think it is doing good things for the planet and its shareholders, and this isn’t going to change the way it does things.***Naomi Oreskes is a history of science professor in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences who has written extensively on climate change.GAZETTE: Since climate change denial is often associated with the conservative right, and the religious right is part of that political faction, do you think the pope’s leadership on this message will sway their thinking?ORESKES: There’s no way to know, of course, but I do think this will call the issue to the attention among groups and individuals who up until now have either been skeptical or just not paying attention. And it also shows that this is not a left-wing hoax.GAZETTE: What do you think the scientific community’s reaction will be to this encyclical?ORESKES: Most of the scientists I know are very happy, or perhaps I should say relieved. Scientists have recognized for a long time that climate change is a moral issue, but have felt unable to speak to the moral dimension. Now they have a revered moral authority doing it for them. It’s very helpful.GAZETTE: Do you think the pope’s letter can really change the discourse around climate change?ORESKES: I certainly hope so!last_img read more

Governor Wolf Increases Access to Affordable Housing in Butler County

first_img August 29, 2018 Human Services,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg,PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to support the construction of a 588-unit mixed-use affordable housing development in Lancaster Township, Butler County.“This is an investment in the people and economy of Butler County that will help to make housing more affordable for hundreds of families,” said Governor Wolf. “By supporting the construction of new housing and infrastructure improvements, we will help the township to attract more residents who will shop at local stores and expand the tax base.”Arden Wood LLC was awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the Arden Woods Development Project, a mixed-use housing development that will attract new residents and expand the Lancaster Township tax base. The funding will also assist in constructing a .75-mile access road to the development and the Rex Energy/Dorsch Well Pads, as well as site infrastructure including sewer, water, storm sewers, utilities, and roads. The project is expected to positively impact the overall economic vitality of the area through an increased population.“This project will ensure the appropriate infrastructure is in place to support growth in Lancaster Township,” said State Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler). “I was pleased to work with Gov. Tom Wolf and Lancaster Township officials to secure this funding. This is a great example of what can happen when state and local officials work together towards community development.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development. Governor Wolf Increases Access to Affordable Housing in Butler Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

National Weekly Salutes: Eric ‘Monty’ Morris

first_imgby Howard CampbellThis week the Caribbean National Weekly salutes veteran Jamaican singer Eric ‘ Monty ‘ Morris.Eric ‘Monty’ Morris has never been one to hog the limelight. One of reggae’s pioneers, he has earned that title through a number of outstanding songs.The diminutive Morris, who lives in South Florida, recorded a number of classic sides over 50 years ago such as Oil In My Lamp, Sammy Dead, Humpty Dumpty and Wings Of A Dove.Most of his hits were recorded in the ska era of the early 1960s.His contemporaries include Derrick Morgan, Prince Buster, Justin Hinds and super band The Skatalites.Monty had a significant rocksteady hit with Say What You Say, which was covered during the 1970s by none other than Dennis Brown.Began recording in early 1960sMonty began recording in the early 1960s for Prince Buster’s Voice Of The People label. He also cut several songs for Byron Lee atFederal Records, and i 1964 was part of a Jamaican delegation (with Millie Small and Jimmy Cliff) that went to the World’s Fair in New York.But while Small and Cliff enjoyed worldwide fame, Morris made little impact outside of Jamaica. By the early 1970s, he was largely forgotten, gave up music and moved to the United States.When Monty appeared on the popular Heineken Startime show in 1998, it was the first time he performed in his native Kingston, Jamaica in 20 years.Never fails to impressNow 74, he never fails to impress on stage as witnessed at last year’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida.Eric ‘Monty’ Morris is scheduled to perform on the Genuine Gold concert, which takes place November 4 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts.Click the link to see previous reggae artist salute by the Caribbean National Weekly: Salute to Peter Toshlast_img read more

Wellington girls basketball team romp Collegiate 58-29 to improve to 3-2

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls basketball team is 3-2 going into Christmas break with a rather easy 58-29 victory over Wichita Collegiate Friday evening in Wichita. Wellington is 1-1 in the AV-CTL Div. 4 race.Collegiate opened with a 12-7 first quarter lead but Wellington would close the gap outscoring the Spartans 15-7 in the second quarter to lead 22-19 at the half.In the third quarter, Wellington outscored Collegiate 19-4 in the third quarter and held the Spartans to 10 points in the second half.Wellington nailed seven three-pointers including Mireia Salvador with four. She led the Crusaders with 16 points. The Lady Dukes forced Collegiate into 37 turnovers including Holly Wright who had another stellar defensive game in the steal and deflection department. The Crusaders also had 42 boards, including Salvador with 9 Tayland French with 7 and Taylor Zimmerman 6.Wellington will have Christmas break and return to action on January 7 against Clearwater in the home opener.Wellington 58 Collegiate 29Wellington:  07  15  19  07—58Collegiate:  12  07  04  06—29Wellington scorers: Mireia Salvado 16, Carlie McComb 12, Lauryn Snipes 10, Holly Wright 6, Kelsey Whaley 6, Taylor Zimmerman 6, Jaedyn Ledesma 2. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 346 weeks ago What ? No boy’s score? Report Reply 0 replies · active 346 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

NOW asks Paterno for resignation

first_img:A leader from the women’s rights group NOW has asked Joe Paterno to resign over comments the Penn State football coach made about an alleged sexual assault. Joanne Tosti-Vasey, president of the National Organization for Women in Pennsylvania, said that she was “appalled” by Paterno’s comments last week and that they represent an institutional insensitivity that endangers women. “I just hope he gains the draft status he is capable of gaining,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. Youboty is the second OSU junior to declare for the draft. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, a likely first-round choice, said after the team’s Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame on Jan. 2 that he would enter the draft. Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rice. Applewhite’s hiring comes a week after former Tulsa assistant Todd Graham replaced the retiring Ken Hatfield as the Owls’ head coach. Miller criticized The International Ski Federation in Adelboden, Switzerland, wants the U.S. ski team to address the latest controversy surrounding outspoken reigning overall World Cup champion Bode Miller. United States Skiing and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt is expected to fly to next week’s World Cup races in Switzerland to speak to Miller, who said in a “60 Minutes” interview that partying affected his performance in the past. Miller told the CBS Sunday night program, which released written excerpts Thursday, that “there have been times when I’ve been in really tough shape at the top of the course.” “Talk about a hard challenge right there. … If you ever tried to ski when you’re wasted, it’s not easy,” Miller said. “Try and ski a slalom when … you hit a gate less than every one second, so it’s risky. You’re putting your life at risk. … It’s like driving drunk, only there are no rules about it in ski racing.” Asked if the risk meant he would never ski drunk again, the 28-year-old Miller replied, “No, I’m not saying that.” Aurilia in Red Second baseman Rich Aurilia and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, about three hours before the team would have lost the right to re-sign him until May. Also facing the deadline were infielder Alex Gonzalez and Tampa Bay, and pitcher Pedro Astacio and San Diego. First baseman Eduardo Perez, another unsigned free agent among the 26 offered salary arbitration on Dec. 7, has been working on finalizing a contract with Cleveland and has not been talking to the Devil Rays, his former club. Aurilia’s deal contains a $2 million mutual option for 2007. Baldomir disputed Carlos Baldomir is not the undisputed welterweight championship after all. The boxer who upset champion Zab Judah on Saturday night won only the WBC version of the title because he never paid the sanctioning fees to the WBA and the IBF. Baldomir won a unanimous 12-round decision over Judah, but said he didn’t want to pay the other fees. “My purse was only $100,000,” he said. “If I paid each of them the required three percent, I would have come away with nothing.” Briefly Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Mark Fields was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., late last month on drunken driving charges after his car was seen drifting out of his lane of traffic, police said. A British crew of four aboard a boat named All Relative set a world record for rowing across the Atlantic, crossing the ocean in 39 days. Shaun White made it 3-for-3 in Olympic snowboard qualifying events, while Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter each essentially assured their spots on the U.S. Olympic team with their 1-2 finish in the halfpipe Grand Prix event in Bend, Ore. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Paterno’s remarks came a day before the Orange Bowl, when a reporter asked about Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson, who was accused of sexual assault and sent home before Tuesday’s game. Paterno replied by talking about past suspensions of Penn State players. He then added: “There’s some tough there’s so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Geez. I hope thank God they don’t knock on my door because I’d refer them to a couple of other rooms,” Paterno continued. “But that’s too bad. You hate to see that. I really do. You like to see a kid end up his football career. He’s a heck of a football player, by the way; he’s a really good football player. And it’s just too bad.” Kansas cornerback-wide receiver Charles Gordon will pass up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Whether playing offense or defense, the talented and versatile Gordon was one of the best players in the Big 12 Conference. As a receiver, he had 106 catches for 1,232 yards and nine touchdowns. As a cornerback, he had nine career interceptions. His seven interceptions in 2004 tied him for the NCAA lead. Ohio State cornerback Ashton Youboty will pass up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Youboty was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and has been projected as going anywhere from the late first round to the third round. last_img read more