Senior Investigator

FHI 360, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2018

Job Description

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Senior Investigator (Internal Auditor III) in Washington, D.C.

Position Description:

The Office of Compliance and Internal Audit (OCIA) comprises the Compliance and Internal Audit departments. OCIA and the Office of General Counsel are the first responders to compliance issues providing objective assurance that FHI 360’s business risks are being managed appropriately and that the organization’s risk management and internal control framework is operating effectively. OCIA provides oversight & advice on regulatory compliance and conducts reviews of the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information as well as the systems established by the organization to ensure compliance with FHI 360 policies and procedures, client/donor policies and regulations, and US and host country laws and regulations.

Assists the Chief Compliance Officer and Manager of Internal Audit/Investigation with coordination and handling of investigations as well as general OCIA information processing, analysis, and dissemination. Reports discrepancies, prepares investigation plans and understands the specific issues to be evaluated. Maintains in-depth understanding of established business process controls. Develops formal written reports to communicate audit results to management and regulatory compliance agencies, and makes recommendations on corrective actions as appropriate. May require audit knowledge and skills in finance/accounting and/or information system operations. Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) may also be required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as point of contact to receive, review, analyze, and draft investigation documents.
  • Coordinates the work of the investigation team throughout the investigation cycle which includes initial inquiry/report, analysis and final report writing.
  • Assists with setting up meetings and coordinating conference calls, briefings and schedules
  • Maintains documentation relating to the investigative work as required by applicable regulations and OCIA practices.
  • Ability to Perform financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the company internal audit program.
  • Documents processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and recordkeeping.
  • Assists OCIA management in compiling and presenting analytical data on internal investigations.
  • Reports investigation findings to appropriate management based on the results of regulatory scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.
  • Conducts follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits.
  • Leads investigations of irregularities discovered by internal and external auditor reviews or reported through the hotline or other sources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a four-year college or university.
  • 5 – 8 years of progressively responsible financial analysis experience in an internal audit or investigative role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA, CFE or CIA certification is strongly desired.
  • Project administration experience; experience interfacing with management regarding Internal Audit and Investigations.
  • Familiarity with non-profit and Government Contracting Rules and Regulations.
  • Prior overseas experience and knowledge of foreign languages preferred.
  • Experience in providing outstanding customer service, performing complex activities associated with ensuring compliance with company’s system of internal controls is required.
  • Computerized accounting software experience and proficiency in spreadsheet software required.
  • Articulate professional and able to communicate in a clear and positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Demonstrates ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from many sources.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be able to work with a minimum of supervision in the conceptualization, planning, management and implementation of activities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management, project management, and prioritization skills.
  • Proven computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, electronic mail and knowledge of the Internet and on-line systems.
  • Applies general knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, entity/company practices and concepts.
  • Familiar with general principles and process involved in conducting an internal audit.
  • Familiar with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
  • Applies general information technologies to meet work needs.
  • Provides basic or general oral and written information.
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with industry representatives, external auditing firm, co-workers and others.
  • Organizes and formats reports to comply with applicable guidelines and provides appropriate documentation to support conclusions.
  • Presents oral and written testimony on basic issues.
  • Foreign language skills such as French, Portuguese or Spanish (preferable)


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