Internal Audit Manager

Washington, DC
Nov 20, 2022
Dec 17, 2022
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

AARP's Office of Chief of Staff keeps AARP operating and informed on a day-to-day basis. The staff works closely with the CEO and other E-Team members to provide leadership and direction to make strategic decisions.

The Internal Audit Manager manages, plans, and maintains oversight of organizational audit projects or risk and control advisory projects, which may include financial, operational, regulatory, or compliance components. Advises management and board on financial and operational internal controls, and compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Executes special projects for senior management and the board.


  • Plans, leads, manages and executes risk-based operational, financial, regulatory, and governance audits and risk and control advisory projects of various enterprise functions, working collaboratively with management to identify and mitigate top risks.
  • Provides direction to and management of co-sourced subject matter experts and staff to deliver consistent and exceptional client service in execution of audits and risk and controls advisory projects.
  • Assists and/or leads training and education sessions on emerging risks for the benefit of the department, organization, and/or Board audit committees.
  • Serves as operational liaison across the organization portfolio of companies to manage and mitigate risks in a consistent manner, sharing lessons learned and identifying areas of risks for risk mitigation.
  • Communicates audit details and risks to the audit team, risk managers, executives, board members and business owners in an understandable and compelling way to drive risk-mitigation adoption.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging operational, financial, and regulatory risks and assesses the risk's relevance to the organization and its operations to continuously prepare and protect the organization.
  • Collaborates with other organization personnel to identify and implement risk management or process improvement opportunities including solutions to more efficiently manage risks in support of the business unit or organization's goals.
  • Evaluates and incorporates organization strategy and major initiatives into the risk assessment process to identify key risk areas for further due diligence and possible inclusion in the audit plan.


  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferably in Finance or Accounting.
  • Minimum of 6 years of audit or a combination of audit, business operations and accounting experience or 3 years of experience with a CPA.
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE required. Other audit, accounting or project management certifications are a plus (e.g. CA, PMP).
  • Experience with and understanding of financial statement analysis, operational accounting, contract compliance, royalties, grants, media buying, payroll, time & expense, disbursements, investment portfolio analysis and/or nonprofit accounting.
  • Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) highly preferred
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, to manage and coordinate multiple project assignments and matrixed teams simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability in order to deliver on commitments.
  • Strong, internal audit and risk management experience, including: performing risk assessments, operational and financial audits, and advisory work; evaluating control effectiveness, prioritizing risk, and collaborating with stakeholders to achieve desired risk mitigation.
  • Comfortable working as an individual contributor and with other teams to drive change.
  • Successful in delivering business value through relationship building and collaborative solution development.
  • Ability to develop creative approaches and solutions necessary to solve complex problems and drive continuous improvement.
  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively communicate complex information to business stakeholders, with experience interacting with and presenting to senior management and executives.
  • Knowledge and experience leading or supporting financial and operational projects to include process reviews, benchmarking, and research.
  • Strong computer proficiency required, especially with MS Office including flowcharting, databases and spreadsheets.

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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