Senior Internal Auditor Hybrid

Herndon, VA, US

Job purpose


The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing risk assessments, performing test of transactions, data analysis, assessing internal controls and business processes, preparing audit work papers, and making recommendations for the enhancement of internal controls to improve operational performance.  This role will be accountable for review of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance testing activities and helping to identify business risks and internal control opportunities potentially impacting the Company’s ability to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.  


Duties and responsibilities


  • Assist the Vice President and team members on multiple departmental objectives, including risk assessments and preparation of the annual audit plan.
  • Develop strategic, risk-based audit work programs and methodologies, and apply professional standards/frameworks of the IIA, COSO and other professional bodies in performing impactful audits and assessments of internal control and financial processes for effectiveness.
  • Work as a partner with corporate finance and operational teams in performing value-added reviews and audits to ensure effectiveness of controls and efficiency of operations.
  • Perform operational effectiveness testing of business process and IT controls over significant accounts, disclosures, and processes and prepare audit workpapers as part of the company’s SOX compliance initiative.
  • Prepare draft audit reports to communicate findings and recommendations effectively and persuasively to senior management.
  • Perform technical accounting research to assess the appropriateness of management’s accounting for transactions in accordance with GAAP.
  • Provide direct assistance to the Big 4 external auditors in the execution of the annual integrated audit.
  • Assist in conducting investigations of financial or audit-related whistleblower/hotline complaints and the preparation of effective reports to senior management.
  • Perform other ad-hoc assignments as deemed necessary by the Vice President, Internal Audit.




  • The most positive attitude and optimism to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • A CPA certification and a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting. Some IT audit experience is a plus.
  • One to three years of public accounting or internal audit experience.
  • Exposure to public company SOX compliance and understanding of risk assessment methodologies is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to deal with senior levels of management on control and financial matters.
  • Aptitude to grasp accounting and control issues and develop solutions to operational matters.
  • Ability and willingness to work in person at the Herndon, VA., corporate offices.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 15% of the time to locations in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (familiarity with IDEA is a plus).


Working conditions


  • Minimal travel requirements (~15%) as needed for business purposes
  • Working space will be in a quiet open environment seated within a cubical
  • Work assignments will require presence at the Herndon offices approximately 3 days a week

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC