Senior Internal Auditor

Environmental Defense Fund New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 weeks ago


With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world's largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we've been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.


Overall Function

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor will be responsible for the execution of Internal Audit projects and support all aspects of the Internal Audit function from audit planning, execution, and follow-up including delivering insight reports that highlight process gaps, control deficiencies and areas for improvement. The position will work closely with the Infrastructure teams to add value to the organization by identifying and addressing risks and driving efficiencies.


  • Maintains an understanding of the financial, operational, and technology processes, risks and controls related to the business.

  • Conduct preliminary reviews of audit areas to define scope and analyze risk.

  • Applies process analysis, business intelligence, and problem solving techniques when planning an audit, performing walkthroughs, and identifying effective test steps.

  • Executes audit field work with minimum supervision.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify potential issues and support these with data, prepare draft audit reports and communicate with stakeholders.

  • Support multiple projects simultaneously and effectively manage timelines in order to deliver high quality work products in a timely and efficient manner with limited supervision.

  • Perform special reviews and other related duties, as assigned.

  • Continuously expands knowledge of data analytics and use of technology to enhance audit testing, identify opportunities for continuous monitoring and repeatable test plans.

  • Identifies efficiencies and opportunities for enhancing internal audit delivery.

  • Provides constructive and timely feedback and assists in identifying development opportunities.

  • Out of town travel up to 30% per year.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, or similar.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in in the field of internal audit and/or public accounting. Accounting experience preferred from a mid-tier or Big 4 firm.

  • Certifications (CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.) are highly desired.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with all levels and functions.

  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office. Experience with ACL a plus.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong project management, time management, and prioritization skills.

  • Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment that strives to exceed expectations.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Senior Internal Auditor


Posted 3 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 3/8/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-06-06T00:00 MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they use. Serving thousands of customers and named on the CNBC Disruptor 50 list four years in a row, this is a rare opportunity to join a high-powered finance team at a breakthrough company that is disrupting a $45B market. The Senior Internal Auditor is a visible role on the Controller team, reporting directly to the Senior Director of Internal Audit. In this new role, you will have a strong background in current accounting pronouncements, internal and external financial statement and control based audits. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a focus on building long term partnerships across the organization. This is a great opportunity to join and grow with a strong accounting team at a high growth, young public company! Responsibilities * Work closely with Senior Director of Internal Audit to implement and execute on the annual internal audit plan, which includes tests of design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting * Work cross functionally with business process owners across the Company to document/update documentation and evaluate processes, to identify process deficiencies or enhancements, and ensure action is taken to address these * Update the risk-controls matrices for SOX 404 testing * Perform testing on behalf of management over the effectiveness of internal control over operational processes, financial reporting, application controls, and IT general controls) * Assist in the Preparation of internal audit updates to be presented to the management team, Controller, CFO and Audit Committee on a regular basis * Coordinate with external auditors on their annual plan and be the facilitator for internal controls testing between the auditors and the business units to minimize impact for business, including but not limited to the performance of process walkthroughs, control testing results and coordination with business process owners * Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action plans are in place and to remedy gaps in controls * Supervise consultants used to supplement the SOX and internal audit processes * Drive value-added process recommendations to improve business processes or drive cost savings * Assist with internal investigations regarding financial reporting matters as they arise Requirements * 5+ years of accounting and auditing experience required, with Big 4 Public Accounting experience in the software space (SaaS and on-premise) preferred * BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, IT or related field * Professional audit relevant certification - Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred * Strong working knowledge of US GAAP, PCAOB Audit standards and requirements, COSO 2013 internal control framework, and other regulatory requirements * Excellent understanding of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls by considering business and technology risks in an integrated manner * Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills that help facilitate interactions with business partners * Comfortable and flexible working in a fast-paced environment * Highly skilled in customer service oriented interaction with internal and external stakeholders * MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.* < Mongodb New York City NY

Senior Internal Auditor

Environmental Defense Fund