Field Auditor

Catholic Relief Service   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Financial Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 376 days ago

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Field Auditor contributes to internal audit teams that assist the Agency and its partners to evaluate, monitor, and address risks, and evaluate the design and operation of internal controls that support the high performance expected to carryout CRS' mission.

The Field Auditor will contribute to the planning of audits of Headquarters and overseas operations in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. She/he will execute assigned audit work programs and project activities with a degree of independence corresponding to an experienced internal audit professional.


  • Create timely auditreports that are based upon disciplined audit programs as documented in professionally prepared work papers.
  • Contribute to the audit plan, under the supervisor's direction, at the inception of each audit.
  • Maintain audit standards designed to further the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all operations.
  • Work collaboratively with the auditee to share knowledge, perform root cause analysis, and agree on practical and effective recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure deadlines and expectations are met, and standards for work products are adhered to.
  • Participate in meetings and explain the purpose and content of the audit, define information required from the auditee, and explain findings and recommendations.
  • Assess internal controls and perform risk assessments to determine the level of testing required; carry out that testing and distill the results into actionable conclusions.
  • Prepare and index work-papers, ensuring that files are organized, legible, and logically developed.
  • Actively seek out leading practices to recommend as enhancement to Internal Audit department processes and services. As directed, work to operationalize leading practices as part of the department's quality assessment and improvement program.
  • Analyze and articulate the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and compliance with policies and procedures. Recommend risk based corrective action plans that balance standards with the operating constraints and context of the subject department, process, or area of Agency operations.
  • Have a strong understanding of the COSO internal control framework and develop effective recommendations accordingly.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity.
  • Models Stewardship.
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships.
  • Promotes Learning.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and successful complete assigned tasks.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Proven ability to use office productivity software currently in use at CRS.


  • Bachelordegree in an analytic discipline required, such as accounting, finance, business, economics, statistics, or computer science preferred.
  • Certification, CPA (chartered accountant), CIA, CFE, and/or CISA, preferred.
  • Strong data analytics skills.
  • Minimum of five to eight years' experience in progressively responsible roles within an internal audit, risk management, operations, compliance, or similar functions preferred.
  • Work experience in international development, management consulting, public accounting, or Office of the Inspector General preferred.

Travel Requirement:

Must be willing and able to travel approximately 50% of the time to countries where CRS has operations.

Foreign Language Required:

Proficiency in French or Spanish preferred.

Major Responsibilities of Position:

Program Design, Finance, Risk Control, Monitoring/Evaluation, Report Writing.

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.



Req Number D3918