Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Specialist, Internal Auditor (IT)

    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 is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our growing internal audit team as a Specialist, Internal Audit (IT) at either our Canoga Park, CA or Sacramento, CA location.


    You will be part of our professional audit staff, work with Company senior executives, and will report to the Manager of Internal Audit. The right candidate will mainly be responsible for performing internal audit projects, including but not limited to assessments of network security, information assurance, identity and access security,  database and application services, enterprise resource planning, infrastructure services, cloud and mobility services and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing over Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs).


    This position will be key to the strategic initiatives of the department and may also contribute to other audits in the annual plan. The annual audit plan is largely risk-based (not recurring, rotational projects) and includes Operational, Financial, Compliance audits, as well as Advisory reviews, and Investigative examinations. 


    The right candidate should be able to:

    • Build management relationships by demonstrating professionalism with a facilitative communication style and constructive responses to auditee needs.
    • Establish and maintain good auditee relations during all audit engagements by identifying the expectations of the auditee and taking actions to support the auditee through the experience.
    • Work with various cross-functional teams on audit projects, which will include resources from our co-source partner.
    • Plan and coordinate all information technology audits using a risk-based audit selection and prioritization approach, including information technology SOX testing to support management’s assessment of the effectiveness of the ITGCs
    • Review audit work papers for quality, relevance, and completeness.
    • Plan and coordinate information technology and system implementation and policy advisory reviews as requested by management.
    • Provide value added input to management by enhancing the information technology and security audit practices with focus on identification of risk and best practices.


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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    50% - Assist in the development of the internal audit program, perform assigned audit procedures, and draft internal audit reports. 


    50% - Assist in supporting the company’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) framework through the development of audit programs and leading the execution of SOX controls testing.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Engineering, Computer Science from an accredited institution and at least (10) ten 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:

    • Operational competence in a variety of technology applications and data analysis techniques.
    • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to interact with and present to management.
    • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to perform and report on the evaluation of various information technology processes, areas and functions.
    • For the Canoga Park location, ability to travel approximately 30% of the time. For the Sacramento location, ability to travel approximately 15-20% of the time.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in relevant technical, business or related field.

    • Audit and Security-related certifications such as CISSP, SSCP, SANS, CISA, CIA, CPA, CFE etc.

    • Operational experience leading teams in developing solutions for information technology assurance or conducting information system security analysis or reviews.

    • Experience with analytics, data mining and modeling, statistical analysis and visualization tools.

    • Strong AR understanding and proven experience effectively working within and through AR corporate culture.

    • Experience with Oracle, SRM, ACL, SQL.

    • Understanding of GAAP, CAS, and FAR requirements.


    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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