Finance and SOX Auditor

Northrop Grumman's Corporate Internal Audit organization is conducting a search for a SOX/Finance Auditor 2/3 to join our qualified, diverse audit team. This position reports to the Manager of Corporate Internal Audit on the Financial Assurance team.

The SOX/Finance Auditor 2 will assist in performing a variety of complex reviews focused on financial areas and is responsible for conducting individual internal audit projects, as part of the total internal audit plan. Specifically, work performed includes coverage of enterprise functional and operating units, with a focus on financial processes, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley control testing, policies and procedures, and other related matters. In addition, the SOX/Finance Auditor 2 is responsible for performing audits in accordance with professional standards, including:

Assisting with the development and adherence to assignment budgets and audit programs under limited supervision.
Performing internal audit procedures, including analyzing test data, preparation of work papers, management response evaluation, and recommendation (issue) follow-up.
Interfacing, under supervision, with management on audit-related and financial process issues.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with auditees and affected management.
Organizing work to deliver high quality results on time.

The SOX/Finance Auditor 3 will be expected to perform all of the above responsibilities plus develop and adhere to assignment budgets and audit programs as well as the following additional duties:

Perform specialized reviews requiring advanced professional knowledge, experience or techniques.
Work as project lead with general supervision over other auditors.
Assist in:
1. Formulating audit objectives.
2. The design, development and implementation of manual and automated audit methods and techniques to improve auditor productivity.
3. Audit oversight, planning and training, including providing technical support and advice to other less experienced auditors.

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Basic Qualifications:

Auditor Level 2:
BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related risk management discipline.
3 years related experience with a Bachelors, 1 year with a Masters.
Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them in various business processes, areas, and functions.
Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
Ability to obtain U.S. Government SECRET Clearance.
Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time

Auditor Level 3:
BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related risk management discipline.
6 years related experience with a Bachelors, 4 years with a Masters.
Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them in various business processes, areas, and functions.
Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
Ability to obtain U.S. Government SECRET Clearance.
Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Auditor Level 2:
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent professional designation.
An MBA or other advanced degree.
Previous public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance, risk management, and internal control.
Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO, and risk assessment practices
Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
Experience with PeopleSoft, SAP.
Working knowledge of analytical tools (SAP BW, ACL, MS Access & Excel) to analyze, interpret and organize a wide variety of data, information, and ideas to identify trends and form valid conclusions.
Active Security Clearance.
Aerospace and Defense industry experience.

Auditor Level 3:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent professional designation.
An MBA or other advanced degree.
Previous public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance, risk management, and internal control.
Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO, and risk assessment practices
Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
Experience with PeopleSoft, SAP.
Working knowledge of analytical tools (SAP BW, ACL, MS Access & Excel) to analyze, interpret and organize a wide variety of data, information, and ideas to identify trends and form valid conclusions.
Active Security Clearance.
Aerospace and Defense industry experience.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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