Sr. Internal Auditor
Kratos Defense - San Diego, CA

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Job Descriptions:
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Responsibilities for all Areas: (SOX, DCAA/DCMA, BU Operational Audits, Due Diligence, Other special projects).

Assist with developing an understanding of key processes, related accounting systems, and accounting for transactions: (1) to evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks, (2) to identify control deficiencies, and (3) to propose recommendations for improvement.
Collaborate with process owners to document critical business processes and identify key financial reporting controls
Utilize knowledge and judgment to assist with the completion and documentation of walkthrough procedures including the assessment of the precision of internal controls. Ensures the documentation of the walkthroughs are concise and detailed such that conclusions provide an adequate basis for reporting results to management and external auditors.
Utilize knowledge and judgment to assist with designing test plans and sampling methodologies that are cost-effective in maximizing risk coverage and effective in detecting issues/exceptions. (Business Unit Operational Audits and other specialized audit programs).
Complete testing and ensures the workpapers include adequate documentation to evidence completion of the test and that such workpapers form an adequate basis for reporting the results of that test to management and the external auditors.
Identify, analyze, and conclude on key issues/exceptions (i.e. document findings/observations and propose recommendations).
Ensure findings or unmitigated risks and/or control deficiencies are adequately communicated (written and verbal) to process owners and management.
Work with control owners to ensure remediation plans are appropriate, implemented timely, and yield desired results.
Suggests alternative methods and procedures in solving problems. Cooperates with management in formulating and establishing Company policies and operating procedures.
Conduct special audits or projects and ad-hoc research/investigation/analysis in a timely, methodical and succinct manner.
Develop and maintain relationships with management to ensure appropriate communications and timely oversight.
Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned

Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
Ability to adhere to workplace rules Exercise judgment and utilize analytical skill in completion of assigned tasks.
Distinguish between SOX and Operational processes and controls Understand the root cause(s) rather than symptoms of findings.
Evaluate the context of the findings, including the implications and mitigating factors.
Identify risks and gaps in processes and recommend and present solutions to mitigate risks and address gaps
Make recommendations that are compelling, relevant, in sufficient depth, and practical to implement (e.g. cost vs. benefit).
Strong work ethic and commitment to achievement of team goals.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate exemplary attention to detail
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects effectively
Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to deal calmly and professionally in high stress situations

Required Experience:
BA/BS degree 4+ years of experience in auditing and / combination of accounting and auditing including SOX experience.
DCAA /DCMA experience preferred. Active CPA certification (preferred)
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Strong competencies with Accounting and Auditing Big 4 experience preferred.

Office environment
Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds Up to 25% travel
Keyword: Internal Audit Project Manager/Senior Auditor
From: Kratos Defense

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