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Staff Auditor

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9052 

This position is located on-site at our facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.



We are seeking a Staff Auditor who will focus on performing internal audits of financial and operational functions to: (1) evaluate adequacy of internal controls to deter or detect opportunities for fraud, waste, and abuse; (2) determine reliability and integrity of financial and operating information; (3) ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, accepted accounting principles, laws, regulations, and contract provisions; (4) evaluate means for safeguarding assets; and (5) ascertain economy and efficiency with which resources are used.  This position resides in Internal Audit Services in the Internal Audit Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Serves as a Staff Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit Directorate.
  • Independently or as a team member, carries out assignments and conducts operational, performance, financial, and compliance audits.
  • Independently reviews a variety of areas and disciplines across Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), assists in conducting investigations and provides management advisory services.
  • Reviews and appraises the soundness, adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency, and application of accounting, financial, and other operating systems and controls within ORNL.
  • Conducts operational and performance audits to identify causes of uneconomical and inefficient operations and practices.
  • Promotes effective controls at a reasonable cost in systems throughout ORNL.
  • Conducts all phases of audits, projects, reviews and investigations as required.
  • Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, or related operational business discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in auditing or relevant related work experience.
  • Demonstrated active participation and progress in attaining or currently possesses certification status (CISA, CIA, CPA, and/or CFE).
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, problem analysis, and resolution skills are required, and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously with changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of various principles, practices, and techniques of auditing and the requirements as set forth in the International Professional Practices Framework, which contains the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing is required.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and databases. Demonstrated skill in the use of computers in conducting auditing activities - knowledge of ACL a plus.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills are essential as well as demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, including the ability to conduct investigations by interviewing persons to extract sensitive information and prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Candidate must have the ability to acquire and maintain a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with ACL software.


Q or L clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Relocation:  Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.
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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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