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Job #: R-00023331
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 Director for Financial Audits located in Reston-VA

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

This position requires 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Audit Executive with the development and maintenance of the audit plan.
  • Support, direct, plan and evaluate Financial Audits and Advisory projects, focusing on 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 working with internal stakeholders (client management), Government Compliance, Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management Teams, as well as External Auditors
  • Leverage expertise in Audit, Finance, Accounting, and Technology and apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts
  • Work on complex problems and provide creative solutions using sound professional judgement
  • 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
  • Direct, Coach, Train and professionally grow team members
  • Interview, hire and train employees
  • Interact with executive-level management directly and build an effective working relationship

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 12+ years prior experience, or Masters with 10+ years prior experience in internal or external auditing, including, planning, executing, reporting and evaluating financial controls
  • 7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects
  • Significant financial accounting knowledge and experience, CPA is required
  • Experience leading and directing 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

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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