Senior Internal Auditor
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc - Norfolk, VA

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Senior Internal Auditor

You're a top performing professional and relentless in your pursuits. You look for opportunities and express your ideas. You stay one step ahead of others in your field. We value your skills and want you on our team!

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (PRA) is a market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry. We also provide a broad range of business services to local governments, auto lenders, law enforcement, institutional investors, manufacturers and retailers. We employ more than 3,200 people throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Our company has been public since 2002, with shares traded on the NASDAQ Global Stock Market under the symbol "PRAA." We are distinguished by our strong focus on customer and client needs, continuous innovation, and a culture of transparency and compliance.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our Internal Audit Department located in Norfolk, Virginia.

The internal auditor will assist the Audit Department with monitoring, testing and review of internal controls and processes, both from a financial and IT perspective. The position will work closely with other departments within the organization and may involve recommendation of new or enhanced control activities.

Team work and collaboration are highly encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. The individual must be able to work independently and have a keen understanding of internal controls from a financial and information technology perspective, making recommendations to strengthen risk and compliance programs where appropriate.


Knowledge and a proven record of success in completing aspects of the internal audit process including control evaluation and testing methodologies. The candidate should be familiar with:
  • Sarbanes Oxley Act's regulations and requirements
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Financial and operational fraud risk management
  • IT general and process controls, including Data Privacy and IT security
  • Auditor Independence
  • Corporate Governance
Perform internal audit testing procedures and processes while working on several projects simultaneously. Assist with SOX 404 related work utilizing standardized working papers and completion of assignments within established timeframes, including annual testing of controls relative to all business cycles. May need to develop or tailor audit programs to fit specific needs.

Will participate in testing of other audits as requested by Mgmt or the Board. Additionally, the individual may have certain exposure to the Risk Management Group, either working on specific assignments within the Risk Management realm or with certain members of the Group.


Strong knowledge and use of Excel and Microsoft Word. Experience with Access is a plus.

Must have effective organizational, communication, time-management and interpersonal skills and high attention to detail.

Must have an understanding of:
  • IT general controls (development, data center operations & security, data base mgmt, networks)
  • Change management controls (approvals, testing environment, migration)
  • Application controls (development, access, administrator rights)
  • Information security (authentication, workstations, servers - regulated information)
Must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

Must be able to evaluate internal controls design, operating effectiveness, identify key risks and controls, develop and or review audit programs, benchmark financial and operational processes and controls.

Must be able to collaborate with co-workers. Identify, address and build solid relationships. Deliver clear requests for information. Demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks, and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 - 4 years of audit experience (public or private)
  • CPA or CIA preferred

Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages and other business math skills commonly used in the financial industry sector.

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PRA Group (Nasdaq: PRAA) is a world leader in acquiring non-performing consumer debt. The companies of PRA Group return capital to global...