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Internal Auditor


Job Description

Job ID: 308095
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

-Performs operational and financial related audits to evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls for compliance with policies, procedures, contract requirements, laws, regulations, and sound business practices.
-Examines and analyzes data, documents, records, transactions, processes, practices, and systems. May perform special request assignments and/or investigations of a confidential and complex nature. Contributes to internal improvement initiatives for Internal Audit's processes, practices, technologies, and norms. Obtains required Continuing Professional Education.
-Conducts all activities in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (Professional Standards), and in compliance with PNNL IA processes, templates, guidelines and expectations.
-Responsible for execution of audits that require special expertise, including leading or contributing to Lab-level initiatives which support, benefit, inform and impact Lab-wide. Applies developed project management skills to align audit performance with budgeted scope, schedule and cost. Applies developed project management skills to align audit performance with budgeted scope, schedule and cost.
-Applies logic, attention to detail, reasoning, advanced analytical techniques, and professional judgment to identify actual or potential deviations, evaluate the materiality and significance of deviations, and determine and implement audit program changes if/as needed. Develops and can sell and implement innovative ideas to enhance business results. Anticipates trends and impacts. Educates and prepares organization for impact. Often serves as consultant to senior management. Performs investigations of a highly complex nature requiring expert interviewing and fact-finding skills.
-Recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and as someone who has a solid grasp on several primary functions/organizations within the lab. Possesses expert knowledge of IA processes, templates guidelines, responsibilities, expectations and Standards.
-Demonstrates expert use of business software applications and of IA specific and PNNL-specific software applications and systems. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the use and application of statistical sampling techniques and obtains or assists with obtaining statistical samples as needed for other audit staff. Uses skills to contribute to development of organization objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
-Applies and/or develops advanced principles, theories, and concepts. Ability to lead inter-disciplinary teams that require expertise and participation from different areas. Serves in a leadership role for Battelle wide initiatives and committees. May serve in a leadership role for IA professional organizations such as the IIA. Obtains required training for and participates as a team member on the Contractors Internal Audit Directors' (CIAD) peer review quality assessments.
-Conducts work under limited guidance of the Audit Director. This level may be also be designated as a Team
Lead which provides oversight of other staff and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group.
Leads mentoring and training of senior staff succession candidates.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree in accounting/business/finance and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

-Professional license and/or certification are preferred, (i.e. Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Fraud Examiner; Certified Information System Auditor; Certified Public Accountant; or Certified Management Accountant).
-Experience in a Government prime contractor environment subject to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308095
Directorate: Office of Audit Services
Division: Audit Services