The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
We are the largest non-governmental provider of social services in America and every year, we help over 30 million Americans overcome poverty, homelessness, addiction, economic hardships, loneliness, and exploitation through a wide range of programs and services.
The Eastern Territorial Headquarters located in West Nyack, NY has a new opening for an Internal Audit Director. The Director, Internal Audit is responsible for leading and directing the Internal Audit function to support the achievement of The Salvation Army’s strategic objectives by ensuring the financial, operational and compliance practices and related controls are established, prudent and operating effectively throughout The Salvation Army – Eastern Territory (TSAE). This position reports to the Chief Secretary, with accountability to the Board of Trustees via the Territorial Audit Counsel. This position provides leadership direction and coaching to a professional audit staff who work remotely throughout the territory.
Ensure the vision for the Internal Audit Department is aligned with the organization’s priorities; develop and implement a comprehensive Annual Audit Plan based upon data from risk assessments as well any special tasks or projects assigned by Territorial leadership and/or Territorial Audit Counsel and approved by the Chief Secretary.
Present the Annual Audit Plan to Territorial leadership to ensure alignment with priorities and critical focus areas; additionally, submit the Annual Audit Plan to Territorial Audit Council for their review and approval. Audits outlined in the approved Annual Audit Plan becomes priority for implementation.
As an independent evaluator, examine organizational activities and related risk for purposes of ensuring regulatory and policy compliance, safeguarding company assets, improving systems, and confirming adequate financial and operational controls.
Provide periodic and timely summary reports to the Chief Secretary and the Territorial Audit Counsel as they relate to audit findings, gaps in operational controls, and other non-compliant matters; include recommendations, opportunities and risk mitigating actions.
Promptly report any significant issues and/or deficiencies relating to operational controls at THQ, the Commands or at their units. Counsel all necessary stakeholders to align and take corrective actions; lead “Calls to Actions” for time sensitive matters. Provide ongoing reports to Territorial leadership until matters have been resolved.
Throughout the year, provide periodic updates regarding the audit progress as compared to the Annual Audit Plan; highlight audit shortfalls, open items, and learnings to apply to other processes and projects; ensure concerns and expectations are being along with the sufficiency of department resources to meet the Annual Audit Plans.
Maintain strong working relationship with the external auditors to ensure effective service delivery. As appropriate, consider the scope of work of the external auditor for the purpose of providing optimal audit coverage to the organization at a reasonable cost. Ensure resolution of findings from external audits are performed.
Update the Chief Secretary and the Territorial Audit Counsel regarding any proposed regulations, and emerging trends and developments that may impact the organization’s internal controls operation.
Maintain a high-quality assurance standard for every audit conducted to ensure compliance, consistency, and thoroughness; continually incorporate best practices as audit plans and procedures are performed.
Participate in TSAE’s Enterprise Risk Assessment program and conduct other assessments as necessary to identify and prioritize audit plans and projects.
As the organization changes (i.e., consolidations, centralization, new service introductions), closely partner with leaders to evaluate the effects of these changes on operational processes and controls; as needed, developed action plans that effectively coincide with the organizational changes.
Oversee or conduct investigations of known or suspected fraud or other irregularities including compliance with the Code of Conduct.
Establish and implement an Internal Audit Capability plan to build the internal audit department infrastructure (systems, structure, processes) to meet the organization’s needs and deliver against current and future audit objectives.
Develop a competency model for the Audit Department staff that will be used to fairly evaluate and hire Internal Auditors. Ensure that the staff is afforded continuing education and developmental assignments to have a cadre of knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced Auditors. Develop clear goals for the Audit Team to drive results and deliver thorough audit per the established Annual Audit Plan.
Ensure auditors are always conducting audits with independence and objectivity, and consistently demonstrate their ability to carry out their duties in an unbiased manner.
Prepare annual Department Budget and deliver results within budget.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in functional areas such as audit, finance, accounting, risk management, compliance, etc. is required. Demonstrated experience to succeed in matrixed organizations with multi-location operations.
Must have proven experience in auditing/compliance within roles with increased responsibilities and leadership progression. Experience in leading both internal and external audits is a plus. Experience with non-for-profit auditing is preferred.
Demonstrated experience with developing a strong, high-performing professional team; experience with managing and developing a remote team is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, information systems or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
Certificate (e.g., CIA or CFE) preferred.
Ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Able to present a compelling picture of the matter at hand and motivate others at all levels of the organization to take action through effective communications.
Builds collaborative relationships and effectively manages conflict.
Gain a strong understanding of The Salvation Army mission, ecosystem, operations, etc.
Be a strong leader and role model; attract and develop skilled talent, build an effective team, institute accountability and drive for results.
Ability to manage ambiguity, demonstrate sound judgment, present balanced and quality information that can be understood by diverse audiences.
Proven abilities to perform comprehensive risk assessments, apply proven audit methodologies, and perform well executed audits.
Strong working knowledge of management information systems and solutions. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, SQL and ACL.
Ability to travel an average of 1-2 weeks per quarter.
Must maintain confidentiality, personal credibility, integrity, and professionalism.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Generous Medical, Dental, Vision Benefit
TSA paid Life Insurance for Employees
Additional life insurance options for employees
Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick, Personal days
403(b) retirement savings plan
Non-contributory Pension Plan
Free, on-site Fitness Center
Opportunities to give back and support our communities
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Job LocationsUS-NY-West Nyack
Job ID 2024-12439
Compensation Min USD $170,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max USD $180,000.00/Yr.
Type Regular Full-Time