As a University this was an interesting place with lots of variety.
Internal Audit Director/Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – February 12, 2016
Days were not typical as my job involved the financial, compliance, and operational audits of all university departments - a widely varied lot. I met very interesting people who were dedicated to their fields whether financial, admissions, academic, student services, etc. I prepared reports for the Board of Visitors. The President acted as my day-to-day supervisor for signing leave slips, etc. but mostly my position had a great deal of autonomy. Mine was an office of one except for a few years of having a part-time assistant or a student worker. Sometimes it was difficult for people to understand at first that as Internal Auditor I was there to help, so this could be a challenge but was usually overcome fairly quickly. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting people when they had questions or problems and helping them improve operations within their department.
Autonomy, good benefits (state job)
Sometimes records were hard to find in departments not used to keeping records