Internal Audit (Evergreen) Falls Church, VA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman's Internal Audit department is seeking a qualified individual to join our diverse audit staff. This role will report to the Manager of Internal Audit. This role can be filled at a Principal (03) or a Sr. Principal (04) level depending on years of experience and education.

This position will allow for some telework, but it is NOT full virtual. Candidates need to be local to our of our offices in El Segundo, CA or Falls Church, VA.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting various audit types including compliance, operational, and financial audits.

  • Scope of reviews may cover various functional areas including, global supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, material management, transportation, and mission assurance.

  • Assisting with the development and execution of audits using a risk-based audit approach, including assessment of controls.

  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with auditees and affected management.

  • Ensuring proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable company policies/procedures, related contracts/agreements, and applicable laws.

  • Determine effectiveness of internal controls by concluding on work performed.

  • Incorporate data analytics to identify issues, automate work, improve efficiency and effectiveness and identify risk areas.

  • Experience in performing multiple projects concurrently and leading a highly engaged team.

  • Preparing presentations covering the various phases of the audit process and presenting results to Sector staff, Sector management and IA management.

  • Assisting in the evaluation of the potential effects on the company and our internal audit approach of all newly established and/or potential business and regulatory requirements changes implemented by the Company and/or any other financial regulatory entities.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to interact with and present to executive level management.

  • Aerospace and Defense Industry / Government Contracting experience.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

This role can be filled at a Principal (03) or a Sr. Principal (04) level depending on years of experience and education:

  • Principal (03) level: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, or related field with 6 years of relevant work experience; OR a Master's degree with 4 year of relevant work experience.

  • Sr. Principal (04) level: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, or related field

Additional basic qualifications for both Principal (03) and Sr. Principal (04) Levels:

  • Lead auditor experience with the ability to articulate audit procedures for testing various topics.

  • Experience with documenting audit work papers in conformance with IIA standards.

  • Ability to communicate and present findings to higher level management.

  • Working knowledge of data gathering analytical tools (SAP, BW, MS Office) to pull data from ERP systems and analyze and interpret a wide variety of data/information to identify trends, positive and negative correlations, form valid conclusions and present data to best highlight relevant points.

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

  • Ability to travel up 30% of the time for 1-2 weeks at a time.

  • Local to our of our offices in El Segundo, CA or Falls Church, VA or Baltimore, MD.


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with Workiva Audit Tool.

  • Active US Government Clearance, Secret, Top Secret, TS SCI, or TS SAP Access.

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Project Management Professional (PMP), or other similar certification.

  • Experience working with DCAA and DCMA (including reporting and successful remediation of CARS and ICARS).

Salary Range: $82,400 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $102,200 - $160,600

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.