• Sr. Internal Auditor

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/2/2020 12:10 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    MAXIMUS is seeking high-performing, high-potential internal candidate with approximately three years of operational experience to serve in a management development role. The Senior Internal Auditor will be assigned to Internal Audit (based in Reston, VA Home Office) for 2- 3 years to serve as a leader in business operations to develop enterprise-wide perspective and business acumen, place an emphasis on refinement of professional skills (e.g., communication, negotiation, networking) and perform additional responsibility upon redeployment to an operational role.
    Job Description:
    • Analyze the adequacy of internal control systems, the effectiveness and efficiency of operations compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, company policies and procedures, contractual terms, laws and regulations, and the design and implementation of systems
    • Identify and communicate issues raised offering relevant recommended solutions aligned with risk
    • Supervise and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel and monitor and coordinate internal audit service provider activity
    • Develop and maintain effective, positive working relationships at all levels of the organization by applying strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Create presentations for executive management and audit committee briefings
    • Audit the accounting and financial data to ensure accuracy and compliance with government guidelines and laws
    • Identify improper accounting or documentation and researches issues and makes recommendations to improve policies or procedures accordingly
    • May work with outside auditors to help reconcile discrepancies or support the external auditing function
    • Perform other duties as assigned by leadership
    Requirements & Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum 3 years related work experience required
    • Ability to work independently related to project management including scoping, planning and coordinating internal audit activities, conducting internal audit procedures and capturing test results and overall conclusion in audit report completing assignments on time and within budget
    • Ability to coordinate tasks, communicate clearly, and work well with other team members
    • Operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment on a tight time schedule, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
    • Familiarity with internal control governance and risk management activities, as well as, contractual and/or regulatory compliance
    • High quality performer that is detail oriented
    • Willingness to travel (including international) approximately 40%
    • Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of existing business processes based on in-depth industry knowledge of organizational and or client objectives
    • Ability to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance
    • Positive attitude, self-motivated, possess intellectual curiosity, and exhibits a professional demeanor
    • Expert skill level in Microsoft Office Products
    • Ability to work under standards based performance measures
    • General experience with information technology general controls auditing (accounting/financial systems, application and infrastructure), preferred
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
    • Occasionally lifts, carries, or otherwise moves items weighing up to 25 pounds
    • Work is constantly performed in an office environment


    • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience.
    • Advanced degree or professional designation preferred.
    • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems.
    • Work requires considerable judgment and initiative.
    • Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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