Los Alamos National Laboratory Auditor (Auditor 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Reporting to the Audit Manager, theEntry LevelAuditor’sprimary duty is to learn to properly perform the duties and activities expected of a journeyman-level auditor. In a learning capacity, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Observe and assist in planning and conducting surveys and audit fieldwork.

  • Develop capability to gather, analyze, and interpret data following the approved audit program, as well as to review policies, procedures, technical documents, and regulations, to insure processes are within guidelines and in compliance.

  • Plan and conduct interviews, document business processes, and evaluate the soundness adequacy, and application of financial operating controls pertinent to compliance with government regulations and good business practices.

  • Learn to properly prepare audit work papers and evidentiary support in compliance with the standardized work papers and documentation requirements. Learn to document procedures followed, tests performed, and issues and exceptions found during audit fieldwork.

  • Observe auditor-in-charge (AIC) and process meetings with audit client management and staff to keep them a breast of the work being conducted and potential findings, and to foster cooperation and prevent surprises.

  • Learn to summarize audit findings and draft sections for use in the audit report. Observe the report drafting and review process. Work with other team members and supervisors to learn to cross reference the report to supporting work papers.

  • Observe and participates in audit follow-up activities with supervisors and issues management representative. Identify training needs to supervisors and managers to be able to perform effectively on the job, as well as to achieve compliance with professional requirements.

  • Research, assemble, and/or evaluate information or data regarding industry practices or applicable regulatory changes affecting the audit group’s policies or programs; recommend sound, practical solutions to complex issues.

  • Understand and adhere to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to Auditing.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Developing knowledge of auditing standards and techniques.

  • Continuous learning to understand business processes and associated risks, as well as applicable internal controls to mitigate those risks.

  • Basic interviewing and communication skills, enabling a collaborative respectful approach in enabling effective interactions with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Displays effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively manage and/or encourage implementation of audit recommendations.

  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and effective analytical skills to solve problems of minimal to average complexity.

  • Proven ability to work in a diverse and busy environment with multiple deadlines and priorities.

  • Demonstrated proficient use of software applications, such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Willingness to pursue advanced degree or professionally recognized designation or certification.

  • Demonstrated experience working in an auditing environment.

Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, management information systems, or other related field and two (2) years of experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Continuing professional education credits to meet the professional standards for the auditing profession (at least 80 CPE hours every two years).

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must provide a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the requirements of this position. (Please save the cover letter with the job number and name.)

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is responsible for monitoring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and conducting research into new defense programs. It is a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine and nanotechnology.

The mission of the Audit Group, as part of the Ethics and Audit Office, is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (“the Laboratory”). The Audit Group includes the internal audit, subcontract audit (post-award), and external audit liaison functions. The Audit Group helps the Laboratory accomplish its objectives as the premier national security science laboratory by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Maximum Salary: 76000

Minimum Salary: 49200

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name: EA-ARP1/Audit Resource Pool 1

Job Title: Auditor (Auditor 1)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC57805