Staff Internal Auditor
Kratos Defense - San Diego, CA

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Job Descriptions:
Staff Internal Auditor
Responsibilities for all Areas of SOX, DCAA, BU Operational Audits and Due Diligence (Other special projects may be assigned)
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 financial reporting controls, including performance of walkthrough procedures.
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 is concise and detailed such that conclusions provide an adequate basis for reporting results to management and external auditors
Complete audit procedures and ensure the work papers include adequate documentation to evidence completion of the test procedure and that such work papers 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.
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.

Required Experience:
Judgment and Analytical Skills. Must be able to:
Exercise judgment and utilize analytical skill in completion of assigned tasks.
Understand the root cause(s) rather than symptoms of findings. Evaluate the context of the findings, including the implications and mitigating factors.
Make recommendations that are compelling, relevant, in sufficient depth, and practical to implement (e.g. cost vs. benefit).

Technical Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
2-4 years of experience in auditing and / combination of accounting and auditing including SOX experience. DCAA /DCMA experience preferred.
Strong competencies with Accounting and Auditing

Professional Skills:
Strong work ethic and commitment to achievement of team goals.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrate exemplary attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines
Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to deal calmly and professionally in high stress situations
Travel required (minimum 25%).
Must be willing to work 55 hours a week
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