Internal Auditor (Fiscal Compliance Analyst)

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

Job Summary

Our non-profit client, a dynamic organization that supports low income Americans across the entire United States, is seeking an Internal Auditor (Fiscal Compliance Analyst). This role works in the Office of Compliance & Enforcement and plans and conducts various types of investigations and reviews, including fiscal and internal controls. The incumbent serves as the team leader or team member depending on project and staffing needs. The incumbent reports to, and is under the supervision of the Director and/or their designee. Extensive travel is required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Serves as a team leader or team member in developing and executing work plans to conduct fiscal and internal controls reviews and assessments of Organization’s grantees. Fiscal and internal reviews include performing on-site compliance and technical assistance reviews to ensure Organization’s grantee compliance. Grantee program reviews and assessments seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Organization’s grantee operations, and to flag and address, as appropriate, practices that suggest possible fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of Organization’s funds.
  • Evaluates fiscal program performance through the review of findings included in recipient audited financial statements and makes recommendations for follow-up corrective action to be taken.
  • Identifies significant findings, makes authoritative recommendations and resolves a wide range of fiscal oversight issues; devises techniques to analyze and evaluate evidence and results; and develops analytical opinions, findings, and recommendations.
  • Provides technical guidance to Organization’s grantees on program fiscal matters and internal controls and promotes fiscal management best practices. Participates in web-based and in-person Executive Director Orientation Trainings.
  • Participates in on-site capability assessment reviews; extensive travel is required.
  • Cultivates and maintains productive working relationships with all levels of program staff while conducting program reviews.
  • Assesses and evaluates program accounting policies and procedures, fiscal policies, and employee handbooks and accounting guides for adequacy.
  • Prepares preliminary findings and delivers to program staff while on-site or by telephone during exit conference.
  • Prepares written reports and related correspondence to memorialize findings of reviews and assessments.
  • Participates in on-site investigations of complaints and inquiries received from the public, Organization’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other sources regarding recipients of funding.
  • Evaluates program performance by reviewing proposals for funding and related documents and makes recommendations regarding funding terms and special grant conditions.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to Organization’s specifically, and on nonprofit corporations, generally; as appropriate, recommends revisions to the Accounting Guide for the Recipients.
  • Conducts research and helps OLA staff develop policy relating to the fiscal responsibilities imposed on Organization’s grantees by their regulations and industry best practices.
  • Works with OLA regarding review and revision of current regulations and development of new regulations, as appropriate.
  • Works directly with the Director and/or his or her designee on various special projects, and performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies Required

  • Able to conduct solid analysis and make well-informed, objective, and evidence-based decisions
  • Able to lead teams and work with diverse populations
  • Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences and manage conflicts; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics
  • High degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail
  • Understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals
  • Thoughtful and thorough problem solver
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated with ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • 5-8 years of progressive fiscal experience
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing audited financial statements and auditor’s reports and reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls
  • Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and of the principles, practices, and concepts involved with planning, conducting, and reporting on fiscal reviews and assessments

This organization offers a competitive salary and a robust benefits package.

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