Manager of Internal Audit

3 weeks ago
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We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Manager of Internal Audit within our Internal Audit team.  This person will manage advanced and specialized audits of the Universal Service Fund contributors or beneficiaries.   Reporting to the Senior Director of Internal Audit you will:

  • Provide expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, and audit requirements
  • Develop procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Review work paper documentation and audit reports and provide necessary feedback

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Manager of Internal Audit will manage the identification and evaluation of the organization’s audit risk areas and provide input to the development of the annual internal audit plan. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Performing project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting the work of audit teams
  • Managing audit staff in the identification, development, and documentation of audit issues, and recommendations for improvement
  • Developing internal audit staff through training and coaching
  • Leading, mentoring, and evaluating staff, as well as addressing employee relation matters
  • Preparing and conducting annual performance appraisals
  • Communicating audit status and results via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to the auditee, USAC management, USAC General Counsel, and/or the Audit Committee
  • Assisting in contract management for outsourced audits
  • Providing assistance with the coordination of the audit efforts for whistleblower investigations
  • Identifying audit issues that require FCC guidance, and raising those issues with FCC staff in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Managing and coordinating ad hoc requests from the FCC
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and sharing information with co-workers to contribute to the growth and development of the Internal Audit Division
  • Assisting in other internal audit special projects as needed

About You


The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Internal Audit department.

  • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology
  • You have 5 to 7 years of experience performing duties similar to those listed above
  • You have a CPA or CIA certification
  • You have 5 to 7 years of experience in accounting or auditing
  • You have 3 to 4 years of direct management or technical leadership experience
  • You have 2 to 4 years of experience dealing with risk assessments and process re-engineering
  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field (preferably in Audit, Accounting, Finance and/or Business)

The following skills are desired:

  • You have experience in the telecommunications industry
  • You have experience with finance and budgeting
  • You have experience working in a regulatory environment

About USAC

Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


Additional information on USF programs can be found at: are/default.aspx


USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.


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