Job Opening: Senior Internal Auditor – Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Senior Internal Auditor reports to the head of internal audit, to support the function in providing independent and objective assurance and advisory services to the organization. The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for conducting all phases of operational, financial, compliance, and IT audits, assessments, and special projects as assigned, to include report writing. This position is also responsible for identifying process gaps and improvement opportunities. In carrying out audit engagements, the incumbent will establish a collaborative and consultative working relationship with operational and financial staff/auditees. Internal Audit’s mission is, in part, to:

  1. Identify and mitigate risks and serious shortfalls in organizational processes and in the control environment through risk-based auditing, continuous assessments, real-time reviews, and advisory services
  2. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial and operational processes and controls
  3. Ensure compliance in areas such as policies and procedures, applicable regulatory requirements, contracts, and agreements.

The functional objective, in the delivery of services, focuses on organizational sustainability, transparency, full-disclosure, and fiduciary responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute financial, operational, compliance, and IT audits for identified functional activities in accordance with the approved FY Audit Plan.
  • Perform audit fieldwork activities, including interviewing/walkthroughs, creating end-to-end process flows, performing risk and control analysis, conducting appropriate testing, and obtaining supporting documentation.
  • Review financial and operational processes for adequate controls, efficiencies, and compliance with policies, regulations and accounting principles to identify issues and make recommendations for report development.
  • Develop an understanding of organizational processes, leverages risk and control concepts to identify control weaknesses, gaps, and shortfalls, and develops adequate testing procedures to address audit objectives.
  • Apply professional auditing principles and standards in the review of organizational processes, controls, and systems.
  • Identify and appropriately communicates audit issues to management, offering recommended solutions that address risks and resolve control or process issues.
  • Complete engagements within established time frames and keeps supervisor informed of status, auditee issues, and/or delays.
  • Prepare formal written draft reports, in accordance with established formats to include objective, scope, findings, and conclusion with detailed supporting evidence for all identified issues.
  • Maintain documentation of all remediation recommendations and follows-up to ensure completion by auditee.
  • Stay current in accounting, audit and system standards and conducts research on topic areas as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year College or university in Accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience preferred: 2 years in Big 4 and 2 years nonprofit accounting
  • Proficient auditing knowledge, including best practices in the areas of operations, finance/accounting, and systems.
  • Experience with BlackBaud (FE/RE/ABM) financial systems and knowledge of Salesforce preferred or other CRM applications
  • Experience with SOX and COSO and COBIT Frameworks
  • Experience with financial and CRM systems such as BlackBaud (FE/RE/ABM) and Salesforce
  • Knowledge of O365, including Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software
  • Experience with SOX and COSO and COBIT Frameworks
  • Knowledge of and experience with ICFR, GAAP, Grant Accounting
  • Travel up to 10% when required to HQ and regional offices
  • Possesses analytical and project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Client service focused and skilled in conflict resolution.
  • Possesses strong professional judgement and maintains a high degree of transparency and integrity.
  • Displays a strong work ethic with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work as a team member and support the organization in its strategic goals and mission.
  • Demonstrates a results driven approach based on documented facts and data.
  • Communicates and presents information effectively to the auditee while building rapport and credibility.
  • Demonstrates professional oral and written communication skills, including concise and well written audit reports.
  • Possess a solid understanding of internal audit and internal control principles, financial and operational processes, governance, and risk management.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and provide meaningful assessments for reporting and management decision-making.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave
  • Life Insurance (Basic & Optional)
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Account
  • Holiday Savings Plan
  • Salary Range – $80,500.00+ Salary is commensurate with experience, and based on the Headquarters location in Washington DC. Salary will vary and may be lower in other geographical areas.
  • UNCF is EOE M/F/D/V

Work Model: Hybrid – Remote with occasional, as needed, travel to regional offices

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About UNCF

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, has been an engine of minority educational achievement for more than 75 years. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of black students who, because of UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates. UNCF is committed to closing the educational attainment gap between African Americans and other populations by increasing postsecondary access and success for students from underrepresented groups, particularly low-income and first-generation students.