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The Internal Controls Lead will be responsible for ensuring a strong internal control environment through the development of policies and procedures, ensuring their implementation and monitoring compliance through audits and collaboration with external auditors. This includes the development of a five-year strategic audit plan.

Roles and Responsibilities

Own the design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of the internal control framework, including group policies and identifying key risks in order to ensure that the group has adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes and business operations.
Coordinate quarterly audit plan to be approved by the audit committee.
Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance, and efficiency.
Lead the process for internal controls reviews across the company in coordinate with outside advisors.
Deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to business partners, senior leadership, and the audit committee.
Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to resolve control deficiencies.
Work collaboratively with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action.
Actively seek standardization and automation, apply, and implement best practices for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment, and review procedures.
Actively engage with external auditors to ensure consideration and resolution of all relevant risks and audit findings.
Develop and conduct adequate training and prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach, and methodology to business partners on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control.
Assist the Finance department with development and upkeep of process documentation in the form of desktop procedures.

Desired Skills and Experience

Past experience developing an internal audit framework/process
Experience implementing an internal control framework to prevent, detect, and manage fraud and other risks related to financial reporting
Experience utilizing technology and systems to support internal control effectiveness and efficiency
Organizational and interpersonal skills
Communication skills presenting internal control and risk matters in an understandable way across various levels of the organization
Ability to identify, analyze and assess business risk, and quantify the materiality of the risk and make recommendations for improvement and risk mitigation
Ability to work well independently and with stakeholders.
Track record in resolving issues and adapting to changing priorities
Government Contracting, Finance or Accounting experience
Knowledge of Costpoint and ADP systems
Experience using MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint tools
This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance, for which U.S. citizenship is needed by U.S. Government.

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security in: cyber; next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare; and artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, and we go home at night knowing that we pushed the envelope of technology and made the world safer.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can’t do it alone, though – we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.


STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

Originally posted on Himalayas

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