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Contract Financial Auditors

We have a new requirement for multiple contract Financial Auditor’s. The financial auditors will be working with a large non-profit client located in Washington, DC. The financial audit projects will be of varying lengths and may be a combination of remote, hybrid or onsite work. Projects will begin in the second quater of this year.

As a financial auditor, your primary responsibility is to examine and evaluate an organization’s financial records to ensure accuracy, compliance with regulations, and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You will play a crucial role in providing assurance to stakeholders regarding the integrity of financial information. This role demands meticulous attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and a comprehensive understanding of financial reporting standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting Financial Audits: Perform thorough examinations of financial statements, accounting records, and supporting documentation to verify accuracy and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  2. Risk Assessment: Identify and assess financial risks within the organization’s operations, processes, and systems. Develop strategies to mitigate risks and improve financial controls.
  3. Compliance Verification: Ensure adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and accounting standards such as GAAP, and other industry-specific regulations.
  4. Internal Control Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and procedures governing financial activities. Recommend enhancements or modifications to strengthen internal controls and minimize the risk of fraud or errors.
  5. Data Analysis: Utilize data analysis techniques to identify anomalies, trends, or irregularities in financial data. Investigate discrepancies and communicate findings to management.
  6. Audit Documentation: Prepare comprehensive audit documentation, including work papers, findings, and recommendations. Maintain organized and detailed records of audit procedures and outcomes.
  7. Communication and Reporting: Present audit findings and recommendations to management and stakeholders in clear, concise reports. Communicate complex financial concepts effectively to non-financial stakeholders.
  8. Continuous Improvement: Stay informed about changes in accounting standards, regulations, and industry trends. Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and best practices implementation.
  9. Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, compliance, and operational departments, to ensure alignment of audit objectives and facilitate knowledge sharing.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Chartered Accountant (CA) is preferred.
  • Proven experience in financial auditing, preferably in a public accounting firm or corporate internal audit department.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques. Experience with audit software applications is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data accurately.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Commitment to upholding professional ethics and standards of conduct.

The financial auditor plays a critical role in safeguarding the integrity of financial information and supporting informed decision-making within the organization. This position offers an opportunity to contribute to organizational success by ensuring transparency, compliance, and effective risk management in financial operations.

Preference will be given to those candiates who have financial / operational audit experence in an NGO environment. If interested please submit your current resume with contact information, including a phone number and your availabilty at your earliest convenience so that we may contact you.

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