Description:

This position will be filled at either the Auditor 2 or Auditor 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Ethics and Audit Division is seeking an experienced auditor to join our Internal Audit team.

Auditor 2 ($72,800 - $115,500)

The selected candidate will perform the following job duties:

  • assist with planning, scheduling, and conducting internal audits and subcontract audits and consulting services in support of the Laboratory's independent internal audit organization;
  • help the Laboratory accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes;
  • evaluate the design and operation of controls against contract requirements, policies, procedures, Department of Energy (DOE) orders and directives, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other criteria;
  • obtain data, perform analyses, document conclusions and supporting documentation in electronic work papers;
  • assist with developing formal written reports to communicate audit results to management; and
  • support the internal audit organization's quality assurance and improvement program by participating in project quality reviews, periodic self-assessments, and other projects.



Auditor 3 ($87,200 - $142,500)

In addition to what is outlined for the Auditor 2, the Auditor 3 will perform the following job duties:

  • lead internal and subcontract audits and consulting engagements using strong project management skills;
  • coordinate the activities of other auditors, and accomplish work without considerable direction;
  • exert significant latitude in determining the objectives and scope of assignments, and developing resolutions to complex problems;
  • develop formal written reports to communicate audit results to management, and work with management to address identified business and operational challenges; and
  • support the internal audit organization's quality assurance and improvement program by mentoring audit staff and students and participating in peer reviews of other Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories' internal audit organizations.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

IPPF

For this role you will need an understanding of The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Audit Experience

You will need to have demonstrated experience participating in the planning and performance of audits in accordance with The Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Internal Control Design

To succeed in this role you must have experience as part of an audit team evaluating and testing internal controls design and operating effectiveness.

Documentation

You will need to have experience documenting the results of internal audit transaction and controls testing in the audit work papers.

Project Management

For this role you will need to have experience managing audit projects within budgeted hours and assigned due dates.

Education/Experience: This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Auditing, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or other related field and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Additional Job Requirements for the Auditor 3 position

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

IPPF

For this role you will need to be proficient in The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Audit Experience

You will need to have demonstrated experience planning, conducting, and leading audits in accordance with The Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Additionally, you should have the proven ability to accomplish work independently, efficiently and effectively without considerable direction.

Internal Control Design

To succeed in this role you need to have significant experience evaluating internal controls and testing internal controls design and operating effectiveness.

Project Management

You will need to have demonstrated experience managing audit projects as the in-charge auditor within budgeted hours, assigned due dates, and allocated staff resources.

Audit Communications

To be successful in this role, you should have demonstrated effective listening and interviewing skills, as well as excellent communication skills regarding audit results to ensure client agreement with conclusions and recommendations.

Mentoring

You should have experience successfully mentoring and providing constructive feedback to audit staff, demonstrating an enthusiasm to share skills and knowledge and invest in the professional development of others.

Education/Experience: This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Auditing, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or other related field and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Relevant graduate degree, such as MBA or Masters of Accounting, is preferred.

Certifications

A minimum of one relevant current professional certification is desired for an Auditor 2, but is required for an Auditor 3 such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Desired Qualifications:

Government Experience

It would be nice if you had experience performing internal audits in a government or government contractor setting.

Correction Action

It would be a plus if you had experience working with audit clients on proposed corrective actions and follow up with clients on completed actions.

Problem Solving

It would be nice if you had experience evaluating a wide-ranging issues and select appropriate methods and techniques for obtaining plausible solutions.

Software

It would be a plus if you had experience utilizing internal audit software tools as well as automated and manual accounting systems, and experience implementing data mining, data analytics, or continuous monitoring using automated tools in the audit process.

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration you must attached a detailed cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements of this position.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position Is 1 year.Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. We enhance national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and serve as a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

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