Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Internal Audit

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Job ID
    Accounting & Finance - Management
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our growing internal audit team as a Manager of Internal Audit based at our Sacramento, CA location. You will lead a professional audit staff and work with Company senior executives.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Reports directly to the Senior Director, Internal Audit and assists in managing a team of professional internal auditors.


    50% - Work closely with Senior Director, Internal Audit to manage and develop professional audit staff members. The Manager of Internal Audit will manage multiple projects at a time, with each project consisting of various members of the company’s Internal Audit staff and/or members of our external co-source provider. This activity will include:

    • Plan and coordinate the execution of audits and advisory reviews using a risk-based approach, including assessment of controls.
    • Oversee government compliance reviews for specific activities and programs, coordinate internal audit support with the external auditors, and provide support to legal investigations as required.
    • Support the enterprise utilization of staff; direct, monitor, and review the work of auditors.
    • Review/draft audit reports and supporting work papers for quality, relevance, completeness, accuracy, and compliance with departmental objectives.
    • Provide management with reports of audit results containing findings and recommendations.
    • Coach and train staff and support them on their professional development.
    • Assist in the evaluation of the potential effects on the company and our internal audit approach of all newly established and/or potential accounting principle changes implemented by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and/or any other financial regulatory entities.

    30% - In addition to essentially managing all members of the Internal Audit staff at some point during the year (due to the fact that the composition of team members is unique for each project), the Internal Audit Manager will also have Internal Audit staff members reporting directly to him/her for purposes of annual goal setting, performance management, weekly labor approval, travel expense approval, and the like. Participate with the Senior Director in identifying and interviewing candidates for Internal Audit staff positions as openings occur.

    20% - Facilitate the annual update of the risk assessment framework and work closely with the Senior Director, Internal Audit to perform the annual risk assessment, develop the annual audit plan, and provide input for continuous updates to the plan to reflect current developments and changing risk conditions.


    Requires a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field and at least 9 years of audit experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Strong leadership and communication skills (both oral and written) and ability to adeptly interact and present to executive level management.
    • Solid and deep understanding of all technical aspects of accounting, generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting.
    • Understanding of internal control concepts and some experience in applying them to perform and report on the evaluation of various business processes, areas, and functions.
    • Experience in performing multiple projects and working with varying team members.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and sustain a highly engaged team.
    • Strong analytical skills and working knowledge of analytical tools (ACL, MS Access & Excel) to analyze, interpret and organize a wide variety of data, information, and ideas in various forms and formats to identify trends and form valid conclusions.
    • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent professional designation.
    • MBA or other advanced degree.
    • Experience in public accounting and/or private industry with knowledge of accounting, finance, risk management, and internal control.
    • Expertise in planning and performing manufacturing, inventory, and shop floor audits.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of earned value management and/or governmental accounting methods, procedures and reporting requirements.
    • A proven record of applying accounting principles and financial reporting standards in the aerospace and defense industry in general at Aerojet Rocketdyne in particular.
    • Aerospace and defense industry experience.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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