Senior Auditor

Herndon, Virginia
Sep 18, 2022
Oct 17, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

The Senior Auditor is responsible for performing complex individual internal audit projects, as part of the total internal audit plan, and may serve as the auditor in charge of larger engagements. This responsibility includes developing internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed. Work performed will include coverage of functional and operating units, focusing on financial and operational processes. The Senior Internal Auditor may, on occasion, direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel.


  • Assist with preparation and execution of audit programs designed to achieve Internal Audit objectives
  • Conduct interviews of responsible management and staff as needed to gain an overall understanding of systems, processes, procedures, reports and transactions and to examine specific issues or areas
  • Perform audit testing by reviewing and analyzing audit evidence to determine compliance applicable policies and procedures and determine the operating effectiveness of controls under review
  • Identify, obtain, analyze and evaluate relevant information to support audit conclusions and results
  • Prepare audit work papers to document relevant information obtained, analyzed and evaluated that support audit observations and conclusions
  • Document audit work performed in accordance with Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Participate in exit conferences with management personnel to discuss issues and recommendations
  • Draft audit reports which include a background discussion of the operations and activities audited, objective, scope, conclusion, observations, recommendations and management responses for audits completed
  • Consult with the Internal Audit management on problem areas and recommends solutions for consideration
  • Performs and/or assists with assurance and monitoring activities, which includes but not limited to, complaints investigation, facilitation external and regulatory examinations, and Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Adhere to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations, Internal Audit and all related Credit Union policies and procedures



  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in accounting, business, or management information systems
  • Minimum of two years' experience in auditing, accounting or related field. Previous experience in the control and completion of audit assignments or projects
  • Good leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Good analytical ability and judgment
  • The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written reports
  • Above-average knowledge of auditing practices and accounting, information systems and/or regulatory matters as appropriate to the situation
  • The ability to develop and maintain working relationships with all levels of staff, management, stakeholders, and contractors
  • The ability to use applicable technologies as required by the duties of the position
  • Basic understanding of financial computations

  • Professional certification (i.e. CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA, IAP, etc.) is desired

As a COVID-19 safety measure, our employees must provide vaccination status and follow all safety protocols, which may include testing.

EEO Notice

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