Internal Auditor

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Office of the Director
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105391
Job Code: Internal Audit 3 (B01.3) / Internal Audit 4 (B01.4)
Date Posted: May 17 2019
LLNL $1500 Referral Program Eligible

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.


  We have an opening for an Internal Auditor to perform full-scope financial, compliance, operational, and/or information technology audits; provide advisory services; and perform investigations. You will contribute both independently and as part of a team by interacting with peers, line managers, and internal/ external contacts to gather information, clarify guidelines, review regulatory requirements, analyze data, and provide results of services performed. This position is in the Independent Audit and Ethics Department.




 Essential Duties

- Serve as Auditor-in-Charge to perform full-scope internal audits, advisory services, investigations, and/or governance evaluations that encompass financial, operational, functional, and integrated information system reviews of Laboratory organizations and functions having the broadest impact on Laboratory and Department of Energy (DOE) policies, procedures, and operations and/or in dynamic environments where objectives may not be well defined or processes are under development.

- Assess financial, operational, and organizational risks for assigned review areas and advise management on diverse and multi-faceted audit issues that require analysis of data with multiple challenges and criteria.

- Plan, survey, and evaluate internal controls; and promote concepts of effective internal controls that will assist Laboratory personnel in the discharge of their duties to properly mitigate risks to the institution.

- Prepare audit programs, examine and analyze data, complete work papers, prepare and present verbal and written reports to management, perform quality assurance reviews performed by peers, and perform other duties as assigned.

- Perform work based on management requests and special consultations, including Control Self-Assessments, Laboratory training on internal controls, and other projects.

- Maintain professional proficiency and development by adhering to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ code of ethics, and work in accordance with contractual provisions and professional auditing standards.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the B01.4 Level

- Serve as a Department expert in one or more areas of specialization within the internal audit profession and a project leader on audits/projects, with an emphasis on providing work direction and coordinating resources.

- Provide advice and leadership on governance matters and perform complex management governance assessments.

- Assists in the strategic direction of in internal audit within area of specialization.




- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Certification in one or more of the following: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

- Extensive experience as an Internal Auditor, Investigator, and/or Analyst plus complete knowledge of professional auditing principles.

- Extensive experience applying advanced analytical techniques and procedures to audit accounting policies and practices used in a multi-disciplinary complex environment.

- Experience applying project management and decision-making techniques, managing multiple projects in a timely manner, and serving as a team lead for complex internal audits, advisory services, and investigations.

- Experience analyzing issues and applying systematic problem-solving and decision-making processes to develop workable solutions.

- Experience negotiating with management and customers regarding business ethics - and compliance matters.

- Experience writing reports and making presentations to management.

- Experience using personal computers and a thorough working knowledge of associated software applications, email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic work papers.

In Addition at the B01.4 Level

- Extensive experience as an IT Auditor with a strong understanding of general system controls, data analytics (including ACL, IDEA, Tableau, and/or TeamMate Analytics), database system infrastructure, and risk assessment. 

- Extensive experience hanlding multiple projects with competeing priorities.

- Experience applying various statistical sampling and projection methodologies.

Desired Qualifications

- Advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a business-related field.

- Extensive experience in government accounting, including applicable knowledge of and experience interpreting Federal and DOE Acquisition Regulations, LLNL, DOE and NNSA financial policies and procedures.

- Extensive knowledge and understanding of Laboratory organizations, culture, people, and systems.







Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.