Director of Internal Audit

Join the Y of Metro Atlanta as an Director of Internal Audit!
Job Description

Reporting directly to the Senior Advisor, the Director of Internal Audit will lead the internal audit function by providing leadership, oversight, and support to the Y on internal controls, accounting expertise, financial reporting, and the external audit processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related business field
  • CPA or CIA
  • 6+ years auditing experience
  • Experience with accounting and enterprise systems
  • Experience with single audit
  • Must have superior, proven analytical and financial analysis skills with attention to detail
  • Must process strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Must have strong collaborative work ethic, ability to work on multiple projects and under pressure with tight deadlines and with minimum supervision
  • Must be able to project manage deliverables end to end and influence resources in cross functional areas
  • Ability to build relationships and interact and communicate positively with all levels of management, external auditors, and regulatory agencies
  • Experience and sensitivity dealing with constituents of diverse backgrounds and abilities 

Preferred Requirements:

  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Big 4 or nonprofit
  • SGA Accounting and GMS preferred
  • Experience with single audit (A-133) preferred
Essential Functions
  • Build and lead a best-in-class internal audit function that can strategically think through setting up financial processes and controls and create proactive partnerships with cross functional areas to ensure excellence in audit and financial reporting.
  • Ensure controls and best practices are maintained and executed on a continuous basis, monitoring compliance of policies, procedures, and controls in accordance with regulatory requirements, routinely identifying, communicating, and implementing process improvements, and designing effective processes and systems that support finance, accounting, and other business functions.
  • Support the accounting functions for both the Y and Early Learning Development Center and be responsible for compliance and external reporting audits for both organizations.
  • Create an internal audit program that will provide an assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls at the Y.
  • Perform financial and control risk assessments of functional areas across the Association including branches and provide continuous monitoring of internal controls at all levels.
  • Track internal audit findings and develop and execute remediation activities to avoid findings from external audits.
  • Communicate and coordinate financial statement audits with external auditors
  • Ensure the financial integrity of the organization and that financial reporting is accurate and timely.
  • Complete reviews, audits and regulatory examinations for outside government agencies and other regulatory bodies as needed.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert as it relates to technical accounting concepts, compliance requirements, best practices with reporting, establishing efficient financial processes and controls, and audit.
  • Educate internal stakeholders on compliance needs requirements and responsibilities and ensures that the Association remains in good standing with all compliance requirements.
  • Drive accountability of regular close and reconciliation processes in addition to monthly forecasts and annual budget.
  • Create a culture of fiscal accountability and elevate financial acumen at the Association.
  • Develop end to end process maps of finance and accounting processes and also other business processes across the Association, highlighting risks and opportunities and control gaps.
  • Communicate and assist leadership across the organization in understanding financial and other business data.
  • Partner with Accounting to deliver desirable outcomes for general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting and other finance and accounting functions.
  • Ensure that the Association meets all federal, state and local regulatory guidelines and remains in good standing with requirements from all stakeholders, i.e., banks, donors, grantors, etc. by leading the compliance function.
  • Oversee a successful audit process in collaboration with Finance and Accounting to deliver timely and complete responses to produce audit outputs that meet the requirements and deadlines of stakeholders and implement processes and controls throughout the year in support of successful audits.
  • Complete all required accounting and reporting for the New Market Tax Credit entities.
  • Prepare and file required filings with the IRS, YUSA and other stakeholders including IRS Form 990, YUSA financials, debt covenant certificates, NMTC compliance certificates, etc.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact between the Association and the external auditor and project manage deliverables in support of the audit so that audits are completed on time and without any findings.
  • Initiates and performs various ad hoc financial projects and scenario analysis as needed.