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Director of Internal Audit (DIA)
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum is centered on Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, and draws over one million visitors each year. The mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
The Director of Internal Audit (DIA) will have the responsibility to design, conduct and report on timely executed risk-based internal audits in support of the annual audit plan. The DIA will work with management and personnel across all departments to identify areas of risk within the organization and assess the adequacy of internal controls mitigating those risks through evaluation of Museum administrative and operational systems, business processes, compliance audits and other reviews, as may be necessary and as may be approved by the Audit Committee each year. These will include, but not be limited to, internal controls to minimize risks and assure compliance with Museum policies and procedures, contractual obligations, applicable laws and regulations, and investigations. The DIA will make recommendations of new or enhanced control activities, as necessary. 
The DIA must demonstrate sound judgement in identifying and recommending management improvements and will lead and enhance the risk management and compliance environment at the Museum. The DIA reports administratively to the Chief Financial Officer and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Work with management and Audit Committee to determine internal audit scope and to develop risk-based internal audit programs.
  • Implement an annual audit plan and monitor compliance with management action plans to correct deficiencies identified during internal audit. 
  • Develop audit test programs and perform audits of Museum departments, activities, large projects, and significant vendors; determine nature of operations and formulate objective opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and compliance with established policy and procedures. Consult with Museum departments and stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Conduct in-depth financial, operational, and compliance evaluations and audits in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Tasks will include:
    • Testing and documenting of controls;
    • Maintaining evidence of audit testing;
    • Interviewing business colleagues;
    • Observing and documenting processes (flowcharting);
    • Identifying risks and controls and contribute to their evaluation to arrive at an audit opinion
    • Document reportable audit findings and contribute to the creation of audit reports.
  • Objectively review the organization's business processes to include:
    • Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place.
    • Protect against fraud and theft of the organization's assets.
    • Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes.
    • Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes.
  • Conduct periodic follow-up reviews to assess effectiveness and adequacy of internal control systems and report on progress or completion of management's corrective actions in response to internal audit observations and recommendations.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected irregular conduct in conjunction with other Museum resources.
  • Communicate the results of audit projects via written reports and oral presentations to management with recommendations on audit findings and resulting management responses and periodically to the Audit Committee.
  • Evaluate information system controls and assesses system security and data integrity.
  • Participate in significant information system development and implementation activities while adhering to independence and objective professional standards.
  • Demonstrate quality and continuous improvement orientation, including keeping current on trends and best practices in internal auditing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision or guidance.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to various levels of Museum management concerning matters of risks and controls.
  • Perform special projects compatible with professional independence and objectivity standards.
  • Identify and monitor key risk areas for unforeseen and/or unfavorable trends.
  • Engage and communicate respectfully with Museum personnel at all levels; senior-most management, departmental managers, and operational staff in addition to significant vendors.
  • Demonstrate commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or technology related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in Internal Audit, Compliance, or Risk Management experience.
  • Professional designations preferred (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE).
  • Working knowledge of internal controls and industry best practices.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of data mining tools such as ACL, Idea, SQL or MS Access preferred.
  • Nonprofit industry – grants and box office – experience is a plus
Intrepid Museum offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a rewarding work environment. Excellent Benefits include: Healthcare, Dental, Prescription, and Vision plans; 403(b) w/match, Commuter Benefit: Public Transit or Parking options. Hybrid/Remote Friendly Workplace.
Intrepid realizes that it is rare an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, then we encouraged you to apply.
For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.