Internal Auditor Principal

SAIC - Reston, VA4.0

The successful candidate will participate in Financial, Operational and Compliance audits performing procedures ranging from detail transaction testing to evaluating and establishing audit scopes. Candidate will evaluate business processes and activities of various functional organizations for compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and company policies and procedures. Candidate is expected to conduct audit projects independently with minimum supervision, work closely with audit managers assessing effectiveness of internal controls and drafting management comments and recommendations. Candidate will also be expected to effectively carry on other investigations requested by management. The position requires less than 25% travel with potential international travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work under limited supervision with moderate latitude for initiative and independent judgment
Serve as liaison to process owners for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, which includes leading process and control walkthroughs, performing operational effectiveness testing, and assisting with remediation of deficiencies
Perform audit procedures, including identifying issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting business processes and procedures
Perform audits in a professional manner with agreed upon scope and milestone estimates in accordance with audit program
Conduct interviews, review supporting documents, and prepare testing worksheets
Identify, develop, and document audit issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed
Communicate audit results and consulting project conclusions via written reports or oral presentations to management

Required Skills:
Bachelors and ten (10) years or more of related experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more experience
Extensive knowledge of internal controls, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to interact with various levels of management
Possess a positive and proactive attitude and ability to handle multiple high visibility and critical tasks simultaneously
Candidate must be able to work in a high paced team environment and must be organized and detail oriented

Desired Skills:
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or related certification
First-hand experience auditing large government contracting corporations and knowledge of government contracting terminology, concepts, and practices


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability