Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Analyst, Audit (Internal Auditor)

    Location US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Accounting & Finance - Other
  • 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 an Analyst, Audit (Internal Auditor) at our Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles, CA), or Rancho Cordova, CA location. 


    You will be part of our audit staff with high visibility to the Company's Senior Executives. This position reports to the Manager of Internal Audit.


    The right candidate will be responsible for performing various internal audit projects with minimal supervision, in accordance with the Company’s internal audit plan. Engagements are risk-based (not recurring, rotational projects) and include Operational, Financial, Compliance, Advisory, and Investigative examinations.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working under general supervision:


    90% - Plan and perform internal audits under the supervision of the Manager of Internal Audit. This responsibility includes:

    • Performing audits in accordance with professional standards, including the development and adherence to assignment budgets and audit programs and assisting in:
      • Formulating audit objectives.
      • The design, development and implementation of manual and automated audit methods and techniques to improve auditor productivity.
      • Audit oversight, planning and training, including providing technical support and advice to other less experienced auditors.
      • Drafting internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed.
    • Building management relationships by demonstrating professionalism, a facilitative communication style and constructive responses to auditee needs.
    • Interacting or consulting with multiple stakeholders in the identification of functional, organizational and procedural issues and observations, including recommendations for improvements/efficiencies.
    • Working as project lead with general supervision over other internal auditors, including audit resources from our co-source partner.

    10% - Support process improvement and recruiting activities.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or risk management discipline and (3) three years of progressive financial and/or operational 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 financial accounting and internal control background.
    • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them in various business processes, areas and functions.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
    • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Professional certification, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or equivalent professional designation.
    • MBA or other advanced degree desired.
    • Audit experience within a manufacturing, aerospace and defense or government contracting environment.
    • Cost accounting experience.
    • Previous public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance, risk management, and internal control.
    • Understanding of technical aspects of earned value management and/or financial reporting.
    • Experience auditing in an ERP Environment such as Oracle.
    • Experience with automated work paper systems.
    • Working knowledge of analytical tools (ACL, MS Access & Excel) to analyze, interpret and organize a wide variety of data, information, and ideas to identify trends and form valid conclusions.



    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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