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Internal Audit Senior Director (Financial Reporting Audit Team, Internal Audit Division)

Location : Mclean, Virginia
Job Type : Direct Hire
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
The Audit Senior Director reports to the Vice President and Assistant General Auditor, Financial Reporting. Responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:
-Taking a key leadership role in the development, implementation, and coordination of audits for Internal Auditís Financial Reporting team.
-Ensuring compliance with Internal Auditís policies and procedures, including compliance with the Internal Audit Division's quality assurance program.
-Directing efforts required to report the status of audits to senior management, the Board, the independent auditor and regulator.
-Leading status meetings with key stakeholders, including, for example, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, the independent auditor, and other members of Internal Audit.
-Supporting other Internal Audit activities, as appropriate.
-Performing the second level review of work papers, ensuring that all appropriate test work is performed and documented in accordance with Internal Audit policies and procedures.
-Generally serving as a key decision maker on most issues, such as ratings of findings, method of testing, etc., and presenting decisions to the officer as needed.
-Establishing performance standards for jobs in the department and evaluating performance.
Required Qualifications :
-Minimum of 12 plus years of previous experience in public accounting and/or internal audit; other relevant experience may be considered.
-CPA professional certification.
-Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance.
-Strong written and oral communication skills.
-Demonstrated experience collaborating and communicating with multiple stakeholders.
-Strong people management and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.
-Bachelorís or Masterís degree in Accounting or related field.

Preferred Skills:
-Extensive audit and SOX 404 experience with Big Four Accounting Firm and/or large corporate internal audit function.
-Financial services industry experience.
-Knowledge of IT risk frameworks, such as COBIT.
-Experience in dealing with accounting-related fraud.
-Ability to identify and oversee execution of education / training needs and strategies.
-Oversee the teamís audit plan execution from developing the annual plan to completion of the plan with some involvement in the day-to-day oversight.
-Able to work independently and consult with Officer when guidance is required.
-Should be able to fill in for their Officer when they are out on leave.
-Experience establishing performance standards for all jobs in the department, and evaluating departmental performance.
-A network of resources to promote free flow of information within the department and across business lines.

The ideal candidate has worked for these companies:

Big 4 public accounting firms
Regional accounting firms
Consulting firms (Navigant, Protiviti, etc.)
Financial services firms
Federal Home Loan Banks
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