Senior Internal Auditor Job Openings - 19 Jobs

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    $63,898

    Senior Auditor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    $63,898

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    Senior Auditor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    $63,898

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    Provider Auditor or Provider Auditor Sr. - Remote (PS1577)
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    $82,670

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    Inpatient Hospital Coding Compliance Auditor
    Mommy Jobs Online

    Ashburn, VA

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    $82,670

    Inpatient and Outpatient Coding Compliance Auditor
    Mommy Jobs On Line

    Ashburn, VA

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    $85,000

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    Technology Auditor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    $85,000

    Technology Auditor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    $63,565

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    Clinical Provider Auditor I or II - Remote - PS1555
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    $84,509

    Government & Public Sector -- Senior - RISK, Internal Audit - Tysons, VA
    EY

    McLean, VA

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    $84,509

    Sr. Accountant
    MTEQ

    Lorton, VA

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    $84,509

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    Sr Internal Audit
    Expedia Inc.

    Washington, DC

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    $85,827

    Senior Internal Audit Consultant
    Legal General America

    Frederick, MD

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    $85,827

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    Sr. Internal Auditor
    NRI, Inc.

    Germantown, MD

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    $84,509

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    SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR
    Parker Lynch

    Washington, DC

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    $84,509

    Senior Internal Auditor
    Mantech

    Fairfax, VA

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    $84,509

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    Sr. Internal Auditor at Media Firm in McLean, Virginia, United States
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

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    $84,509

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    Senior Consultant - Internal Audit
    Crosscountry Consulting

    McLean, VA

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    $84,509

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    Senior Internal Auditor at Mortgage Company in McLean, Virginia, United States $90K-$105K
    Green Key Resources

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $84,509

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    Internal Communications, Senior
    Freddie Mac

    McLean, VA

Senior Internal Auditor Jobs

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$84,509

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Senior Internal Auditor do

A Senior Internal Auditor performs the planning and execution of regulatory, financial, and operational audits. They supervise auditors’ work and make recommendations through giving them review notes.

how to become a Senior Internal Auditor

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.

Advancement

Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Senior Manager, Internal Audit Activision Publishing Inc. Santa Monica, CA Dec 02, 2016 $133,089
Senior Internal Auditor Twitter, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 06, 2015 $132,000
Senior Internal Auditor Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Jun 24, 2015 $130,000 -
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Senior Internal Auditor (Business) CLS Bank International New York, NY Apr 01, 2016 $130,000
AVP Senior Internal Auditor Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY May 07, 2016 $118,000
Senior Internal Auditor-Operations Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose, CA Feb 08, 2016 $115,000
SR. Manager of Internal Audit Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC New York, NY Oct 09, 2015 $111,000
Senior Internal Auditor Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Jun 01, 2015 $110,000
Senior Data Analytics Internal Audit General Motors Company Detroit, MI Aug 31, 2016 $108,000
AVP Senior Internal Auditor Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Dec 09, 2016 $107,000

Top Skills for a Senior Internal Auditor

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Top Senior Internal Auditor Skills

The three most common skills for senior internal auditor jobs are:
  1. Internal Audit Department
  2. Financial Audits
  3. Compliance Audits

Audit Staff is the least sought after skill at the current time for senior internal auditor jobs.

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Top Senior Internal Auditor Employers

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Top 10 Senior Internal Auditor Employers

10 companies currently have Senior Internal Auditor open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Senior Internal Auditor positions are:
  1. Abbott Laboratories
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Everbank
  4. Fedex

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