Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Senior Internal Auditor II-III in San Diego, California

Job Description:


Ensure that Kratos is adhering to financial and operational controls by timely executing the audit plan and assisting with other audit matters and projects as assigned, including Sarbanes Oxley ("SOX"), contracts business cycle, month end business cycle, procure to pay business cycle, fixed assets business cycle, payroll/ human resources business cycle and inventory business cycle.


  • Assist in planning, coordinating and holding meetings with internal audit management and process owners to complete individual/team tasks to balance resource constraints and meet internal deadlines, taking into consideration of coaching notes and review by IA management.

  • Utilize knowledge and judgment to design test plans and sampling methodologies that are cost-effective in maximizing risk coverage and effective in detecting issues/exceptions.

  • Assist in developing an understanding of key processes, related accounting systems, and accounting for transactions: (1) to evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks, (2) to identify control deficiencies, and (3) to propose recommendations for improvement.

  • Collaborate with process owners to document critical business processes and financial reporting controls, including performance of walkthrough procedures and ensures the documentation of the walkthroughs is concise and detailed such that conclusions provide an adequate basis for reporting results to management and external auditors

  • Responsible for communicating, conducting status meetings and ensuring there is clear and timely communication with process owners and internal audit management for the projects assigned.

  • Complete audit procedures and ensure the work papers include adequate documentation to evidence completion of the test procedure and that such work papers form an adequate basis for reporting the results of that test to management and the external auditors.

  • Independently complete clear, concise workpapers for all assigned tasks and resolve open items/issues before making the final conclusion/assessment of a control.

  • Identify, analyze and conclude findings or unmitigated risks and/or control deficiencies are adequately communicated (written and verbal) to internal audit management and process owner.

Other Job Functions

  • Develop and maintain relationships with process owners and internal audit team to ensure appropriate communications and timely oversight.

  • Managing individual tasks within assigned budgets and deadlines.

  • Effectively communicating with process owners and team members, including presenting audit results, project status, and other relevant topics.

  • Assist in conducting special audits or projects and ad-hoc research/investigation/analysis in a timely, methodical and succinct manner.

  • Other duties may be assigned such as ITGCC Control testing or operational audits, including DCAA/DCMA audits.

Experience and Skills:


Strong work ethic and commitment to achievement of team goals

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational skills, dependable and demonstrates exemplary attention to detail

Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines

Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Ability to deal calmly and professionally in high stress situations by maintaining a positive attitude

Assist in meeting internal deadlines by communicating difficulties or non-response from process owners, etc. and contribute to overall effectiveness

Assist in conducting project and ad-hoc research/ analysis in a timely, methodical and succinct manner

Ability to interact effectively and work with team, supervisors and management

Ability to interact appropriately with process owners

Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards


Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

Minimum of two years of experience

Strong desire to obtain specialized certifications such as a CPA, CIA or CISA

Strong competencies with accounting, auditing, and Microsoft Office/Adobe applications


Office environment

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

Ability to lift up to 10 pounds

Required travel up to 25%

Must be willing to work 40-55 hours a week depending on the assignment, deadlines, etc.

Job Tracking ID: 85347-224718

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: October 06, 2016

Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)

Years of Experience: At least 3 Years

Level of Education: BA/BS

Starting Date: ASAP