SVP of Internal Audit

Washington, DC
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Summary TheA' SVP of Internal AuditA' oversees the department that performs independent oversight of the internal control environment at COMPANY, supporting the Audit and Finance Committee of the COMPANY Board and the Audit Committees of COMPANY's affiliates. This position reports administratively to the CEO and has a direct reporting relationship to the COMPANY Board of Directors.A' ResponsibilitiesRecognizes, analyzes, and interprets business/enterprise risk and provides guidance and recommendations on courses of action to accept, mitigate, or otherwise manage identified risk.A' Leads the management and operation of the Internal Audit department in performing independent oversight of the internal control environment of COMPANY and its affiliated entities.Provides support for the Audit and Finance Committee of the COMPANY Board of Directors and to the audit committees of COMPANY affiliate boards. A' Maintains a deep understanding of the organization, develops broad relationships across the organization, and establishes Internal Audit as a trusted business partner and a strong catalyst for change. A' Ensures that Internal Audit adds significant value for the organization.Sets the strategic direction of the Internal Audit function. A' Develops comprehensive multi-year audit plans to monitor and assess management's controls. Takes recommendations to mitigate weaknesses as appropriate, with a focus on financial, operational, and information technology issues.Manages special audits requested by executive leadership or the Audit Committees, in addition to annual audit plans.Directs the audit staff and external resources, providing appropriate training, mentoring, and supervision of internal staff, as further described below, and appropriate direction, oversight, and management of co-source providers, consultants, and other vendors.RequirementsBachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related discipline required (advanced degree preferred) and 15 years of proven experience using technical skills to successfully manage internal and external audits. A' Also, 15 years of progressively responsible management experience in the operations and direction of complex internal audit activities covering a wide range of disciplines (eg, technology, operational, financial, etc.); or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. A' Professional certification (eg, CPA, CIA, CISA) required. A' Demonstrated executive leadership and management skills.A' Skills and experience in leading a team and in building relationships across the organization.Strong communications skills and executive presence. A' Ability to constructively and appropriately challenge senior executives and deliver good news and bad in a relevant, concise, and clear manner, with a high level of credibility at the top management and board level.Strategic thinker who understands the big picture and business issues.Highly analytical performer who can quickly assimilate and synthesize complex data and information into a decision-making framework.Flexible problem solver and proactive self-starter who can manage a large and diverse portfolio of projects and issues, with the ability to rapidly assess situations with multiple outcomes and consequences.Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information. A' Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.