Navient Senior Internal Auditor in Reston, Virginia

Navient's Internal Audit department works to promote an effective control environment through risk-based audits, internal control testing, pre and post implementation reviews, special projects, and risk and control education. Audits and reviews are focused in many areas such as information technology, operational, and regulatory compliance, as well as company governance and financial functions.

With the direction of the Senior Auditor and/or Audit Manager, the responsibilities of the Internal Auditor include: (1) Lead the planning, scoping, and execution of information technology, operational, regulatory, governance, and financial related audits. (2) Ensure all test work performed by the assigned audit team is properly performed and adequately documented in accordance with Internal Audit's policies and procedures. (3) Understand, track, assess, report and communicate, both orally and in writing, any deficiencies or exceptions noted during testing. (4) Summarize and effectively report testing results both orally and in writing to management. (5) With the support of the Audit Manager or Audit Lead, perform special projects, critical process reviews, and investigations as necessary. (6) Oversee the efforts of staff auditors and assist in the development of their skill sets.

Essential Job Functions

  1. With the direction of the Internal Audit Senior and/or Manager, assist in the execution of information technology, operational, regulatory, governance, and financial related internal audits.

a. With the assistance of the Audit Manager, develop, plan, and scope Internal Audit projects.

b. Lead execution of fieldwork.

c. Ensure audit testing uses appropriate sampling techniques and data analysis including the use of computer aided audit techniques.

d. Report any project overruns (actual or potential) on a timely basis to the Audit Manager.

e. Conduct interviews with auditees to understand processes and gather information to support audit scope and objectives.

f. Inquire of auditees and request supporting documentation for exceptions noted during test work.

g. Prepare and review detailed audit work papers to substantiate the fieldwork performed, testing results, and audit conclusions reached.

h. Ensure audit findings are properly communicated with management and appropriately tracked through remediation.

i. Track the status of Internal Audit issues and perform follow-up testing as needed to ensure complete remediation of an identified issue.

  1. Assist in the guidance and development of internal auditors.

a. Oversee the efforts of Internal Auditors and provide feedback on their efforts and deliverables.

  1. Assist in the execution of administrative activities, special projects including System and Organization Controls (SOC) testing, and investigations as needed.

This position will support a federal government contract. Applicants must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance as required of federal government contractors to include a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions. For this level of clearance, applicants must possess U.S. citizenship.

  • Bachelors Degree

  • 3 -- 5 years of auditing or relevant work experience

  • 1 -- 2 years of supervisory experience

OTHER HELPFUL EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Professional Certification (i.e., CISA, CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.)

  • Experience working in Internal Audit, Risk Management and/or a Sarbanes-Oxley or regulatory compliance function

  • Experience in a Public Accounting environment

  • Financial services and/or student loan experience

All offers of employment are contingent on standard background checks. Navient and certain of its affiliated companies are federal, state and/or local government contractors. Should this position support a federal government contract, now or in the future, the successful candidate will be subject to a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions. Positions that support state and/or local contracts also may require additional background checks to determine eligibility and suitability.

EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Navient Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Navient is a drug free workplace.