As an experienced Auditor, you will perform full-scope financial, compliance, and efficiency and effectiveness audits, and advisory reviews as a service to Laboratory management in accordance with contractual provisions and professional auditing standards. This includes planning, performing, assisting, and reporting for assigned audits and advisory reviews. Principal Auditors will be responsible for performing assigned audits, advisory reviews, and investigations of the highest level of complexity. This is a great opportunity to build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution.
This position will be filled at the Senior Auditor or Principal Auditor level, dependent on experience.
What You Will Do:
Perform assigned audits and advisory reviews to achieve Berkeley Lab Internal Audit objectives of varying levels of complexity.
Design and prepare audit programs, establish contact with management and operating personnel, conduct fieldwork, prepare work documents, draft and present audit reports, and follow-up on management actions following standards provided by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Perform risk assessment of each assigned audit to determine audit scope of work procedures; obtain background information; identify regulatory and policy requirements; and identify key internal controls.
Document audit procedures, evaluate test results, and support findings and conclusions, including maintaining supportable and logically indexed working papers in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards.
Write, review, edit and present audience-appropriate reports to Berkeley Lab, DOE, and UC management officials containing results of audits, and advisory reviews, including recommendations for improvements to: internal controls, operational efficiency and effectiveness, Laboratory policies and procedures, and information systems.
Perform follow-up procedures to confirm management has implemented effective corrective actions to address noted control deficiencies in a timely manner.
Communicate effectively with management at the Laboratory, DOE, and the University of California (UC), as well as provide ongoing status updates and briefings to auditees and Chief Audit Executive.
Identify and develop data analytics tools and techniques to provide enhanced insight on risks and coverage, evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls, and analyze and test large volumes of data for compliance, anomalies, outliers, and trends. Perform data analytics, utilizing latest tools and techniques such as SQL, ACL, Tableau, Teammate Analytics, Excel.
Represent Internal Audit on UC systemwide committees established for the study and/or implementation of initiatives relative to data analytics, evaluation, usage and skills development.
Additional Principal Auditor Responsibilities:
Perform and report on sensitive investigations as requested by management and the Locally Designated Official. Investigate improper government activities primarily having a financial impact, document and report in accordance with standards and procedures provided by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Maintain liaison with Laboratory IT and business systems staff regarding various systems and applications, review and evaluate the adequacy of system controls and documentation, and recommend appropriate changes in design to accomplish desired control objectives.
Review the work of other staff auditors/team members for adequacy of supporting documentation, in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards.
Assist the Chief Audit Executive on special projects as needed, including the audit coverage and schedules and supervision of support staff. Train staff auditors as assigned and act as a resource to other staff auditors in specialized areas of expertise.
Participate in Lab-wide annual risk assessment process and ongoing audit planning and quality assurance reviews.
Establish and maintain contact with various Laboratory departments and groups, and promote confidence and respect for the audit function. Act as a consultant to individuals at the Laboratory in areas of financial and administrative controls, management techniques, and systems design.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, computer science, mathematics or management information systems.
Minimum 5 years of experience in auditing, business assurance, and data analytics.
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and principles of auditing and accounting profession, including understanding of audit standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Ability to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of management and financial controls, and the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, as well as identify and assess risks associated with all areas of business processes.
Effectively deal independently with process stakeholders as well as high-level Lab, DOE and UC personnel on a wide variety of topics.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Familiarity with data analytics and audit software (e.g., SQL, ACL, Teammate, Excel).
Additional Principal Auditor Requirements:
Minimum 8 years of progressive experience in auditing, business assurance, and data analytics.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and perform audits, investigations and management reviews of the highest level of complexity and sensitivity, which require a high degree of objectivity, independence, ingenuity and innovation.
Ability to effectively and tactfully deal with all levels of Laboratory personnel, including represented employees, staff, managers, senior leadership in the divisions and the Lab Directorate Office.
Broad and thorough knowledge of theories and principles of auditing and accounting profession, management and operational controls, as well as audit standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Ability to develop and present management briefings and reports.
Maintain expertise in auditing, fraud investigation and data analytics through specialized training and active participation in professional associations and groups (e.g., AICPA, IIA, ACFE, Users Group).
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Working knowledge of Federal regulations and requirements.
Professional certification as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and/or Certified Fraud Examiner.
Master's Degree in business, management information systems or related fields.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 8, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.