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Staff Internal Auditor


Remote- Eastern Time Zone

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General Description:  The Staff Auditor is a key member of the Internal Audit team and is primarily responsible for participating in financial, operational, and IT and, SOX engagements, supporting external auditors in a direct assist capacity, and participating in special projects.

This position is based in Richmond, VA and travel requirements will be approximately 25% (when the world opens back up). 


  • Audit Support
    • Develop and utilize business and industry knowledge of USI to assist engagement lead in assessing business risks and controls during planning of audit engagements
    • Perform financial, operational, IT, and compliance reviews; conduct research and provide support in audit planning, as time permits
    • Complete SOX and external audit direct assist work
    • Identify potential audit observations and review with engagement lead on a real time basis
    • Provide input for developing recommended management action plans to alleviate the likelihood of risks from coming to fruition
    • Ensure test data is relevant, reliable, and supports conclusions
    • Evaluate effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks and meeting business objectives
    • Prepare work papers and ensure consistency between audit objectives, work program, audit testing, supporting evidence, and audit findings
    • Ensure audit work is completed in a timely manner and achieves stated objectives – self-check all work
    • Keep engagement lead informed of status and progress for assigned areas
    • Participate in ad hoc special projects or engagements
    • Participate in SOX testing, report exceptions, and conclude on control structure
  • Client Relationship Management
    • Establish and maintain relationships with clients
    • Expand knowledge of business and industry to ensure audit approach is reasonable
    • Understand and develop skills necessary to conduct interviews, conduct research, and communicate effectively
    • Use interview skills to effectively and efficiently assist in audit planning and testing
    • Research relevant topics and communicate learned information effectively, efficiently, and independently
  • Self Development

o   Perform continuous self-assessment and seek feedback to improve performance.

o   Seek opportunities to expand skill set and experience

    • Follow prescribed training program to obtain and keep certifications current (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)
    • Be aware of and stay current with audit and accounting trends and pronouncements
    • Set and monitor achievement of annual goals
    • Help train new staff on departmental policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum 2 years of public accounting or internal auditing experience
  • Working knowledge of IIA Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Proven ability to think critically, identify and raise issues, and recommend solutions
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, team player, flexible, self-starter, positive attitude, and motivated
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • A professional with the desire to motivate, train, and develop self and add value to the organization
  • Proficiency in MS applications including Excel, Visio, and Word
  • Knowledge of SAP and IDEA a plus
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, or MBA a plus
  • Must be willing to travel, domestically, up to 15%


Compensation & Benefits Information:

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000 

This is a bonus-eligible position with a target incentive of 8%

USI is committed to providing a full-suite of competitive benefits for our growing population and its diverse needs. We offer a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits including medical, wellness, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending and health savings accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance and other unique employer-sponsored and voluntary programs. USI also offers a generous paid time off policy, paid family leave benefit as well as paid holiday time.

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