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Auditor, Financial and Business (Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico (US)
Depends on experience
Closing date
Jun 16, 2022

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Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Contract Audit Department staff-members perform audits on supplier contract proposals prior to contract award, and perform cost incurred audits for ongoing or completed cost reimbursable contracts. They also conduct reviews of supplier's accounting and financial systems/processes and evaluate supplier's financial system capabilities to assess risk. Contract Auditors provide financial consulting and accounting services to line organizations and the procurement organization in connection with negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Conduct audits by examining and verifying, through review or observation, accounting, statistical, operational, and procedural records and practices of internal and external organizations to determine the reliability and effectiveness of controls and risk mitigation efforts.

  • Review audit work papers and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy, and logical conclusions to provide tools for effective risk mitigation through the implementation and adherence to recognized auditing standards.

  • Examine records to ensure proper recording of transactions and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, agreements, and policies.

  • Conduct the audit and prepare reports of findings and recommendations to management and other entities.

  • Participate in risk assessments in support of annual audit plan and specific audits.

  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to business practices, processes, and control procedures.

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

This position requires the willingness and ability to travel nationwide up to 5% of the year.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field, plus, (5) years or more years of directly related experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Two or more years of auditing experience or similar assessment experience as well as the ability to acquire and maintain professional audit certification.

  • Thirty semester hours of accounting course work.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, FAR, DEAR and standard contract terms and conditions.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • A Master’s Degree in business with at least (30) semester hours of Accounting.

  • Active CPA, CFE, CIA or similar related certification is highly desirable.

  • Prior experience as a financial analyst and/or in supply chain management would be beneficial.

  • Knowledge of Federal acquisition policy, internal controls, and process improvement are looked upon favorably.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.

  • A proven history as the member of a results-oriented team.

  • Demonstrated ability of good oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of management and staff.

  • Hands-on experience working with business systems.

About Our Team:

Contract Audit is responsible for auditing contracts and subcontracts that support the mission of the Laboratories. We provide Procurement and technical organizations the necessary accounting and financial services needed in the negotiation, administration, and settlement of costs for auditable contracts and subcontracts.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 683028

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