Auditor I at Catholic Relief Services

Auditor I at Catholic Relief Services

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Auditor I at Catholic Relief Services

Auditor I at Catholic Relief Services

Auditor I  at Catholic Relief Services

Auditor I at Catholic Relief Services


About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Job Summary: The Field Auditor will participate in audits of Headquarters and overseas operations in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to audit reports based upon disciplined audit programs as documented in professionally prepared work papers.
  • Assist with the design of an audit plan at the inception of each audit.
  • Maintain audit standards designed to further the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in all operations.
  • Work collaboratively with the auditee to share knowledge, perform root cause analysis, and agree on practical and effective recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure deadlines and expectations are met, and standards for work products are adhered to.
  • Participate in meetings to explain the purpose and content of the audit, define information required from the auditee, and explain findings and recommendations.
  • Assess internal controls and perform risk assessments to determine the level of testing required.
  • Prepare and index work-papers, ensuring that files are organized, legible, and logically developed.
  • Articulate the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Have a strong understanding of the COSO internal control framework and develop effective recommendations accordingly.

Required Languages: Fluency in French or Spanish preferred, but not required.

Travel: Must be available and able to travel approximately 50% of the time to countries where CRS has operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (SKAs):

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Proven ability to use office productivity software currently in use at CRS.

Preferred Qualifications: (If applicable) When needed, list preferred qualifications. These can include skills, experience, degrees that are highly desirable but not required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: (if none, state none)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required.
  • Certification, CPA, and/or CIA desired.
  • Minimum of five years prior auditing experience in progressively responsible roles within internal audit.
  • Work experience with a non-profit organization or USAID

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity – Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust – Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

If applicable: Work Conditions/Environment Conditions

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.

CRStalent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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