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Internal Auditor

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 08/23/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Internal Auditor to perform full-scope financial, compliance, operational, and/or information technology audits; provide advisory services; and perform investigations. You will contribute both independently and as part of a team by interacting with peers, line managers, and internal/ external contacts to gather information, clarify guidelines, review regulatory requirements, analyze data, and provide results of services performed. This position is in the Independent Audit and Ethics Department within the Director’s Office.

In this role you will 

  • Serve as Auditor-in-Charge to perform full-scope internal audits, advisory services, investigations, and/or governance evaluations that encompass financial, operational, functional, and integrated information system reviews of Laboratory organizations and functions having the broadest impact on Laboratory and Department of Energy (DOE) policies, procedures, and operations and/or in dynamic environments where objectives may not be well defined or processes are under development.
  • Implement audit strategies for information systems that is based on risk management and plan audits that can be used to determine whether or not IT assets are protected, managed and valuable.
  • Assess financial, operational, and organizational risks for assigned review areas and advise management on diverse and multi-faceted audit issues that require analysis of data with multiple challenges and criteria.
  • Plan, survey, and evaluate internal controls; and promote concepts of effective internal controls that will assist Laboratory personnel in the discharge of their duties to properly mitigate risks to the institution.
  • Prepare audit programs, examine and analyze data, complete work papers, prepare and present verbal and written reports to management, perform quality assurance reviews performed by peers, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform work based on management requests and special consultations, including Control Self-Assessments, Laboratory training on internal controls, and other projects.
  • Maintain professional proficiency and development by adhering to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ code of ethics, and work in accordance with contractual provisions and professional auditing standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the B01.4 level

  • Serve as a Department and subject matter expert in one or more areas of specialization within the internal audit profession and a project leader on audits/projects, with an emphasis on providing work direction and coordinating resources.
  • Provide advice and leadership on governance matters and perform complex management governance assessments.
  • Assists in the strategic direction of in internal audit within area of specialization.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certification in one or more of the following: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or obtained within reasonable time.
  • Extensive experience as an Internal Auditor, Investigator, and/or Analyst plus complete knowledge of professional auditing principles.
  • Extensive experience applying advanced analytical techniques and procedures to audit accounting policies and practices used in a multi-disciplinary complex environment.
  • Experience applying project management and decision-making techniques, managing multiple projects in a timely manner, and serving as a team lead for complex internal audits, advisory services, and investigations.
  • Experience analyzing issues and applying systematic problem-solving and decision-making processes to develop workable solutions.
  • Experience negotiating with management and customers regarding business ethics - and compliance matters.
  • Experience writing complex reports and presenting to management.
  • Experience using personal computers and a thorough working knowledge of associated software applications, email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic work papers.

Additional qualifications at the B01.4 level

  • Extensive experience as an IT Auditor with a strong understanding of general system controls, data analytics (including ACL, IDEA, Tableau, and/or TeamMate Analytics), database system infrastructure, and risk assessment.
  • Extensive experience handling multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Experience applying various statistical sampling and projection methodologies.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a business-related field.
  • Extensive experience in government accounting, including applicable knowledge of and experience interpreting Federal and DOE Acquisition Regulations, LLNL, DOE and NNSA financial policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Laboratory organizations, culture, people, and systems.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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