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Job #: R-00023333
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Internal Audit
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Internal Audit Team is seeking an Audit Senior Manager for Financial Audits located in Reston-VA

The Audit Senior Manager is a key member of the Internal Audit team that is responsible for Financial Audit activities including risk assessment, development of the audit plan, audit scoping, execution and reporting and SOX audits. This position reports to the Audit Director and requires a close working relationship with the Corporate functions and Business Groups. In this role you are expected to lead Financial Audits, SOX Audits and Advisory projects. Leadership skills, critical thinking, building strong relationships internally, ability to train team members and excellent communication skills are also expected from you in this role.

This position requires 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Audit Director with the development and maintenance of the audit plan
  • Support, plan, execute and evaluate Financial Audits, SOX Audits, Advisory projects, including focusing on various areas, such as Financial, Operational, Compliance risks and related Internal Controls
  • Assist in the preparation of the audit planning memoranda, execution and reporting of audits and advisory projects that are issued to Senior Management
  • Facilitate work with external auditors and other risk management-related departments and other internal stakeholders, including Government Compliance, Ethics and Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Leverage expertise in audit, finance, accounting, and technology and apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts
  • Work on complex problems and provide creative solutions
  • Accomplish objectives, be self-motivated and demonstrate leadership qualities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Maintain direct supervision of a team of staff and third party contractors, assign work, review work and undertake performance reviews
  • Interview, hire and train employees
  • Interact with executive-level management directly

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 8+ years prior experience, or Masters with 6+ years prior experience in internal or external auditing, including directing, planning, and evaluating overall internal audit programs
  • 4+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects
  • Significant financial accounting knowledge, SOX compliance testing, SOX remediation, SOX readiness assessments, technical accounting experience, CPA is required
  • Experience leading and executing risk-based Finance and Operations internal audits and/or risk and control assessments, leveraging  GAAP guidelines, and proficiency in core requirements and methodologies for SOX regulations and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in dealing with Executive Management
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and strategic and innovative critical thinking skills
  • US Citizenship is required and able to obtain for security clearance

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Prior experience in a Corporate Internal Audit is preferred
  • “Big4” or top regional CPA firms experience is a plus

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Internal Audit


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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