Internal Auditor and Contract Accountant
OCLC - Dublin, OH

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Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at . We are currently seeking candidates for an Internal Auditor and Contract Accountant position in our Dublin, Ohio headquarters.


This position will play a primary role in developing and performing the internal audit process at OCLC and facilitate the periodic Risk Assessment review for the organization. It will also review new products and contracts for revenue recognition and research accounting pronouncements to validate treatment.
  • Complete internal audits of OCLC functions in support of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. Develop audit plans, complete testing and develop findings for presentation to the Committee.
  • Facilitate the Risk Assessment process for OCLC. Work with outside consultants periodically for full reviews, perform annual updates in interim years, and monitor risks on an ongoing basis with presentation to the Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Perform day to day analysis of new sales contracts. Determine appropriate accounting for the underlying agreement in accordance with GAAP and establish required accounting procedures and controls with appropriate staff at OCLC.
  • Analyze new accounting pronouncements by relevant authorities (FASB, EITF, etc.) for their potential impact on OCLC. Develop accounting policy recommendations and evaluate their impacts for consideration by Executive Management.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 5 years' broad experience in Public Accounting/Auditing with an understanding of GAAP research.
  • Experience with PC Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Desirable but not required:
  • Operational internal audit experience.
  • Experience with automated financial accounting systems (PeopleSoft)
  • Exposure to revenue recognition rules relating to software and cloud computing
  • Experience with accounting research tools (Accounting Research Manager, etc.)
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