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Senior Internal Auditor I-III

Job Tracking ID:  85347-273637
Location:   San Diego, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  September 20, 2018
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Job Description:


Ensure that Kratos is adhering to financial, operational and information technology controls by timely executing the audit plan and assisting with other audit matters and projects as assigned, including Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), financial, operational government compliance and other ad-hoc projects as assigned.


  • Assist in planning, coordinating and holding meetings with internal audit management and process owners to complete individual/team tasks to balance resource constraints and meet internal deadlines, taking into consideration of coaching notes and review by IA management.

  • Utilize knowledge and judgment to design test plans and sampling methodologies that are cost-effective in maximizing risk coverage and effective in detecting issues/exceptions.

  • Assist in developing an understanding of key processes, related accounting systems, and accounting for transactions: (1) to evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks, (2) to identify control deficiencies, and (3) to propose recommendations for improvement.

  • Collaborate with process owners to document critical business processes and financial reporting controls, including performance of walkthrough procedures and ensures the documentation of the walkthroughs is concise and detailed such that conclusions provide an adequate basis for reporting results to management and external auditors

  • Responsible for communicating, conducting status meetings and ensuring there is clear and timely communication with process owners and internal audit management for the projects assigned.

  • Complete audit procedures and ensure the work papers include adequate documentation to evidence completion of the test procedure and that such work papers form an adequate basis for reporting the results of that test to management and the external auditors.

  • Independently complete clear, concise workpapers for all assigned tasks and resolve open items/issues before making the final conclusion/assessment of a control.

  • Identify, analyze and conclude findings or unmitigated risks and/or control deficiencies are adequately communicated (written and verbal) to internal audit management and process owner.

Other Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain relationships with process owners and internal audit team to ensure appropriate communications and timely oversight.

  • Managing individual tasks within assigned budgets and deadlines.

  • Effectively communicating with process owners and team members, including presenting audit results, project status, and other relevant topics.

  • Assist in conducting special audits or projects and ad-hoc research/investigation/analysis in a timely, methodical and succinct manner, including SOX, financial, operational, government compliance and other duties DCAA/DCMA audits.

Experience and Skills:


Strong work ethic and commitment to achievement of team goals

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational skills, dependable and demonstrates exemplary attention to detail

Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines

Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Ability to deal calmly and professionally in high stress situations by maintaining a positive attitude

Assist in meeting internal deadlines by communicating difficulties or non-response from process owners, etc. and contribute to overall effectiveness

Assist in conducting project and ad-hoc research/ analysis in a timely, methodical and succinct manner

Ability to interact effectively and work with team, supervisors and management

Ability to interact appropriately with process owners

Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards



3+ years of external or internal audit experience and operational system experience

Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Strong desire to obtain specialized certifications such as a CPA, CIA or CISA

Strong competencies with principles/accounting/auditing and internal controls, including revenue recognition

Proficient in Microsoft Office/ Adobe applications

Accounting background preferred

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   At least 3 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP