Sr. Confidential Specialist, (Internal Auditor) #0100 Office of CFO
National Education Association (NEA) - Washington, DC

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The primary responsibilities of this position include planning, organizing and independently executing internal audit assignments, including but not limited to, personal interviews with management and staff personnel, analytical procedures, and detailed analysis and testing of data and/or information. In addition, the incumbent will provide analysis and review of financial information, budgets and expenditures, and monitor and review accounting documents, contracts, policies and procedures and other related documents for accuracy and completeness. The incumbent will provide risk-focused guidance on policies and control procedures, including providing expert advice for policy development and implementation and the management of emerging risks and trends. The incumbent must be able to identify business process risks, develop testing to evaluate the adequacy of controls and document findings and communicate recommendations for improvement, both through discussions with management and in an audit report. The incumbent also keeps apprised of the Association goals, programs and strategic initiatives, as well as trends and changes that might impact the Association. The incumbent could also be working with an external auditing firm in carrying out his/her responsibilities. The incumbent may also be working with regulatory and other outside entities. To carry out responsibilities, the incumbent uses a personal computer and associated software and travels occasionally.

Required Skills TIER 1 (Essential): Knowledge of internal and/or financial auditing. Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, including Generally Accepted accounting principles, auditing standards, and financial accounting standards. Demonstrated ability to review and analyze data to determine efficiency and effectiveness of programs. Proficiency in the use of computer applications for financial accounting, spreadsheet, word processing, presentations and research. Proven ability to plan, organize and coordinate projects. Demonstrated high-level analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively with individuals. Proven flexibility and effectiveness in handling multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with discretion. Demonstrated high integrity and good judgement. Successful references. TIER 2 (Significant): Ability to lead, plan, organize and conduct team efforts. A comprehensive knowledge of financial theory and principles and of business management operations and practices. Familiarity with COSO-based internal control framework. Knowledge of database (MS Access), spreadsheet (MS Excel) and generalized audit software applications (eg. ACL, IDEA, or Active Data) for data analysis. TIER 3 (Desirable): Working knowledge of appropriate internal audit methodology, risk management and risk analysis techniques. Experience as an employee of, or working, with a not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of the mission and programs of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Required Experience MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting; and a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor designation, or Certified Fraud Examiner credential. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Five years professional experience in auditing, in either public accounting, or comparable private industry experience; strong financial and internal control background. Experience must include professional writing, spreadsheet, and word processing skills; and exposure to business systems, financial program auditing or risk management. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Analytical ability, sound judgment, strong communication abilities in writing as well as orally; aptitude for extreme accuracy in use of figures; Position will require some evening and/or weekend work. Relevant writing samples will be required at the time of interview. Occasional travel required.