Principal / Senior Principal Compliance Auditor

    • Falls Church, VA

Northrop Grumman's Internal Audit department is seeking a qualified individual to join our diverse audit staff. The Auditor will report to the Manager of Internal Audit.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Conducting compliance audits for domestic, international site locations, major program locations and subsidiaries.
-Scope of reviews may cover business functions performance against company/divisions/ subsidiaries objectives goals and reported results, compliance to policies, procedures and relevant regulatory requirements.
-Other areas may be audited based on risk assessments performed during audit planning.
• Assisting with the development and execution of audits that determine overall compliance with regulatory requirements, internal command media and industry best practices using a risk-based audit approach, including assessment of controls.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with auditees and affected management.
• Working closely with the sectors to identify Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that can be deployed on audit teams.
• Examining and verifying accounting, statistical, or operational records and/or procedures of internal and/or external organizations to determine the reliability and effectiveness of control systems,
• Ensuring proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable company policies/procedures, related contracts/agreements, and applicable laws.
• Assist with the testing of the enterprise-wide and sector specific Sarbanes-Oxley controls to support management's assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.
• Incorporate data analytics to identify issues, automate work, improve efficiency and effectiveness and identify risk areas.
• Assisting with the review of reports and supporting work papers for quality, relevance, completeness, accuracy, and compliance with department objectives.
• Review quality metrics and assess the adequacy of root cause corrective actions.
• Preparing presentations covering the various phases of the audit cycle and presenting those materials to Sector staff, Sector management and IA management.
• Assisting in the evaluation of the potential effects on the company and our internal audit approach of all newly established and/or potential business and regulatory requirements changes implemented by the Company and/or any other financial regulatory entities.
• Ability to work on other types of audits across the company covering various functional topics and processes.

Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Auditor:
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, or related field with 6 years' of related work experience; OR 4 years' with a Master's degree.
• Work experience in Aerospace and Defense Industry / Government Contracting experience.
• Working knowledge of data gathering analytical tools (SAP, BW, MS office (Excel, Access), ACL) to pull data from ERP systems and analyze and interpret a wide variety of data/information to identify trends, positive and negative correlations, form valid conclusions and present data to best highlight relevant points.
• Experience in performing multiple projects concurrently and leading a highly engaged team with remotely located team members.
• Strong leadership and communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to interact with and present to executive level management.
• U.S. Citizenship required.
• Ability to obtain a U.S. Government SECRET Clearance.
• Ability to travel up 25% of the time.

Sr. Principal Auditor:
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, or related field with 10 years' of related work experience; OR 8 years' with a Master's degree.
• Work experience in Aerospace and Defense Industry / Government Contracting experience.
• Working knowledge of data gathering analytical tools (SAP, BW, MS office (Excel, Access), ACL) to pull data from ERP systems and analyze and interpret a wide variety of data/information to identify trends, positive and negative correlations, form valid conclusions and present data to best highlight relevant points.
• Experience in performing multiple projects concurrently and leading a highly engaged team with remotely located team members.
• Strong leadership and communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to interact with and present to executive level management.
• U.S. Citizenship required.
• Ability to obtain a U.S. Government SECRET Clearance.
• Ability to travel up 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in related field.
• TOP SECRET, TS SCI or TS SAP Access.
• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Project Management Professional (PMP), or other similar certification.
• Relevant experience in:
-Government/regulatory compliance, specifically contractor business systems. These include reviews of Materials Management, Accounting (Labor, Billing, Cost Accumulation, Indirect Costs, etc.), Property, Procurement, Cost Estimating and EVMS Systems.
-Dealing with DCAA/DCMA audits, satisfying data requests.
-Reporting and successful remediation of CARS and ICARS.
-Other governmental regulations such as ITAR, Data Privacy, Anti-Corruption, etc.

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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