Internal Auditor


The Internal Auditor will oversee implementation of specific audit activities identified by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Such activities will include, but not necessarily be limited to (1) evaluating the Foundation’s financial systems, programmatic systems, IDEA systems, and IT systems and providing assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended across the Foundation, (2) offering recommendations and solutions for continued improvement of existing systems, (3) monitoring certain third-party agreement expenditures and assuring such disbursements are used for their intended purpose and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures, and (4) evaluating information security and associated risk exposures to the Foundation.


Internally Focused Activities: At the direction of the Foundation’s Board of Directors:

  • Evaluating specified risk exposures relating to NFWF’s operations.
  • Evaluating the reliability and integrity of specified NFWF information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Evaluating the systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations which could have significant impact on NFWF.
  • Evaluating the means of safeguarding assets and, as appropriate, verifying the existence of such assets.
  • Monitoring and evaluating governance processes.
  • Reporting periodically to the Board of Directors on the internal audit activity’s purpose, authority, responsibility, and performance relative to its plan.
  • Report significant risk exposures and control issues, including fraud risks, governance issues, and other matters needed or requested by the Board of Directors.

Externally Focused Activities: At the direction of the Foundation’s Board of Directors or Executive Director/CEO:

  • Monitoring and evaluating agreement expenditures and providing recommendations for resolving external expenditure issues.
  • Evaluating operations or programs to ascertain whether the operations or programs are being carried out by grantees and other recipients of Foundation funds as planned and budgeted and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.

Advisory Assistance:

  • Performing consulting and advisory services related to governance, risk management and control at the request of the Board of Directors, and providing solutions for continued improvement in those areas.
  • Evaluating specific grantmaking operations at the request of the Board of Directors or Executive Director/CEO, as appropriate, and providing recommendations for ensuring best practices.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Prefer Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Law or other relevant field, Masters’ or Juris Doctor Degree a plus.
  • Seven to 10 years’ relevant experience in an audit capacity.  Previous experience in nonprofit and/or government contracting strongly preferred.
  • Analytical--the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Problem solving--the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Verbal communication--the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Quality management--the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Planning/organizing--the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality.  Positive attitude a must.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of financial accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, A-122, and A-110.


Commensurate with experience.


Washington, DC

Application Information

To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word or PDF format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. The Foundation complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.
Disclaimer - The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.