Senior Auditor

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

If you are interested in this position, please go to the MIT Careers site to apply: MIT Careers - Senior Auditor, Job #19464-10

Job Summary

SENIOR AUDITOR, Audit Division, to conduct assurance and advisory engagements using an integrated approach within MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s central service departments, divisions, and groups.  Methodology will include the identification and assessment of operational, compliance, financial, safety, and behavioral risks and exposures.  Will examine the adequacy of manual and information technology controls over such risks through the use of traditional internal audit methodologies and data analytics.  Responsibilities include engagement planning and testing; analyzing data; identifying trends; interpreting and presenting results of assurance and advisory work to support decision making by Lab and Institute management; assessing implemented corrective actions through follow-up testing; and participation in ongoing risk assessment associated with individual operational units and/or processes.  Will engage with multiple clients in a highly collaborative matrixed team environment focused on client service.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, information technology, or related field; at least five years’ experience in internal auditing and/or public accounting, preferably in an educational/nonprofit organization; solid understanding of governance, risk, and control concepts and project management theories; and strong critical thinking, analytical, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.  Professional certification (i.e., CIA, CISA, CPA) is required within eighteen months of employment.  PREFERRED: understanding of the COSO framework and information technology standards, controls, and frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO and/or COBIT) and their application; appreciation for structure within an FFRDC environment; familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); and working knowledge of electronic audit tools (e.g., Arbutus, Microsoft Power BI, AuditBoard, Tableau), data analytic concepts, and ERP systems (SAP).  Job #19464-10

Work will predominantly be conducted at the Lab in Lexington, MA (some remote work is available), but there will be the occasional need to spend time on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA.


Successful application for secret clearance by the U.S. government and U.S. citizenship required.


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.





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