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Lead Auditor

Job ID: req1475
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Facility: Frederick: ATRF
Location: 8560 Progress Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Our core values of accountability, compassion, collaboration, dedication, integrity, and versatility serve as a guidepost for how we do our work every day in serving the public’s interest.  

 Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

Leidos Biomedical's Ethics and Compliance Directorate is a centralized function for ethics, auditing, corporate compliance, and business process functions.  The Lead Auditor will be required to perform operational, financial, compliance and integrated audits in support of Leidos Biomedical Research mission.  Audits may include reviews of overall company operations such as purchasing, payroll, finance, travel, invoice review, and subcontracts.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gather appropriate and sufficient evidence to produce clear, concise and detailed audit reports
  • Planning and performing financial, operational and compliance audits and ability to write 
  • Establish new audit procedures and processes
  • Planning and allocating resources and individuals in accordance with skills and schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to train, coach, and promote lower level auditors
  • Assisting in the development of the annual audit plan as well as specific audit programs designed to achieve the objectives of the Department
  • Performing a risk assessment by analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that may affect the company and report on risks tailored to the relevant audience
  • Evaluate trends and takes action to maximize those opportunities in support of company goals
  • Reviewing any major contracts/subcontracts or internal business proposals as needed
  • Analyzing information and processes to develop more effective or efficient processes and strategies
  • Other duties to ensure the operational integrity of Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc and as assigned by the Manager of Internal Audit

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from an accredited college/ university or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to education requirements, a minimum of seven (7) years of auditing experience is required
  • Ability to understand a process, document control environment, and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments simultaneously and supervise staff
  • Able to apply special governmental rules and regulations about accounting and auditing practices
  • Able to work independently with minimal instructions on new audits and write audit procedures for other auditors to follow
  • Strong background and experience with audit methodologies and techniques and must be detailed oriented and proficient at communication at all levels of the organization
  • Must hold a recognized professional qualification such as (CPA, CIA, CISA,) obtained through written examinations
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices ,Generally Accepted Accounting Principles  (GAAP) and/or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Travel Regulations (FTR), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and general familiarity with automated auditing tools, such as TeamMate
  • Awareness of Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) procedures, FAR part 31 – allowable costs
  • Possess significant personal initiative and tenacity both when working alone or as a member of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Previous Federal government auditing experience and/or contract auditing

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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