Senior Internal Audit Specialist/Associate Manager, Internal Audit (8-9)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 March 2021
  • Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 30 April 2021
  • Current
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Job Description

Job Title/Grade: Senior Internal Audit Specialist/Associate Manager, Internal Audit (8-9)

Department: Project Audit

Reports To: Director, Internal Audit

Function of the Position:

This is a full-time position that requires performance in the key functional areas of federal compliance, internal audit, leading and executing external audit engagements, investigations and developing corrective recommendations to strengthen internal controls and reduce DAI’s risk.

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Plans, executes and otherwise supports Internal Project Audits. Coordinates and manages implementation of recommendations with project staff.
  • External Project Audits – supports various agency audits including RIG, OIG, SIGAR, OFM and other external audits engaged by such agencies or externally contracted auditors, including host government tax audit support, and incurred cost audits.
  • Prepares and executes Investigations plan in coordination with required staff.
  • Assesses, analyzes and reports results of assigned investigations.

The above includes but is not limited to preparing reports, reconciliations, comprehensive analysis of transactions, support documentation, agreements and all other related documents. In this role, the individual will be responsible for understanding the required information, obtaining the related information, packaging the content prior to submission to the auditor to ensure accuracy and completeness and tracking the status of requests and status of providing such information on external audit engagements.

Additional responsibilities

  • Perform internal audits and evaluations of project and corporate transactions and activities to determine compliance and effectiveness with established policies and procedures, regulations, applicable local laws, contract requirements and terms, and communicates with project and corporate management effectively related findings, recommendations, and associated implementation.
  • Apply comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge and experience understanding Federal Regulations, FAR/AIDAR, GAAP, DCAM to work effectively with assigned audits, i.e. DCAA incurred cost audits and auditors, agency audits, externally hired auditors and similar.
  • Assist in the preparation, review, submission and audit of related data and documents required or requested by various government agencies,
  • Analyze audit requests, compiles, reviews and submits selected transactions with comprehensive support to auditor for review,
  • Reviews, evaluates, and assesses soundness of records and documentation.
  • Communicates effectively, apprising management on status of audits, investigations and identified risks on an on-going and timely basis,
  • Works with project and corporate staff on identifying and communicating effective and efficient policy and procedural change recommendations.

Additional duties may be assigned depending on evolving business needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 8: 5 years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree, or 3 years of professional experience a master’s degree
  • Grade 9: Minimum of 7 years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree, or 5 years of professional experience a master’s degree
  • Experience in writing reports (Internal Audit, Compliance Reviews, Investigation Reports)
  • Experience with USAID, OIG and/or SIGAR audits/investigations
  • Ability to effectively communicate across multiple practices and cultures, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated integrity, independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others
  • Willing and able to travel (approximately 15%) to all countries where DAI implements its projects barring times when DAI Global security has deemed travel unsafe.

Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (e.g., PivotTables, VLookups, etc.)
  • Prior experience with Oracle
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Proficiency in the French language

Supervisory Requirements: None

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All of our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the Organization

DAI is an international development companywith corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Nigeria, and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Named one of the world’s top 40 international development innovators, DAI has delivered transformational development results in more than 150 countries for clients including development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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