Internal Audit - Experienced Associate

ICF - Fairfax, VA3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $95,000 - $130,000 a year
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Corporate Business Services

Internal Audit

Fairfax, Virginia

Job Description:
As an Experienced Associate, Internal Audit, you will support the execution of financial, operational, risk-based, corporate governance, and Sarbanes-Oxley audits for ICF's domestic and international operations. Reporting to the Internal Audit Senior Manager, the Experienced Associate is responsible for working independently to perform assurance and advisory reviews and communicate issues to applicable process owners. This position is based in our Fairfax, Virginia Metro accessible headquarters, and may require up to 5% travel, to include international locations.


Key Responsibilities:
Execute financial, operational, compliance/ governance, and investigative fraud internal audit projects.
Assist with upfront Internal Audit project planning, including the definition of audit scope and audit work programs
Actively participate in interviews to understand the business process and documents the business process in a set of flowcharts or narratives
Independently perform and document the results of audit steps detailed in the audit work program
Assist with the Sarbanes Oxley compliance assessment by evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of management identified key controls
Identify testing exceptions
Incorporate the use of data analytics where appropriate to improve the audit efficiency and broaden the audited population
Assist with the summary of audit results in a formal audit report
Communicate potential audit findings to management during the course of fieldwork.
Build good rapport and solid business relationships with peers in other departments
Over time, begin to take on responsibilities at the next level.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Information Systems, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
CPA or CIA (or an active candidate)
2+ years of audit experience
Proficient understanding of core business processes (i.e., Contracts, Procurement, Human Resource, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Project/Business Finance).
In addition to the core knowledge and skills noted above, the Experienced Associate should have the following areas of knowledge:
Basic understanding of ERP system and applications controls
Proficiency in auditing for potential fraud
Proficiency in data analytics procedures / techniques
Ability to evaluate risk impact and vulnerability
Ability to drive value-added recommendations
Experience actively contributing to SOX
Travel is estimated at 10%, including international.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Additional certifications: CISA or CFE
Internal Audit and/or Big Four experience.
Experience with the following applications: Costpoint, Maconomy, and PeopleSoft HR

Professional Skills:
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for peers, line managers, and IA management
Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
About ICF

ICF is a global consulting services company with over 5,500 specialized experts, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Fairfax, VA (VA01)