Senior Internal Auditor

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.


EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.

Overall Function

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor will be responsible for the execution of Internal Audit projects and support all aspects of the Internal Audit function from audit planning, execution, and follow-up including delivering insight reports that highlight process gaps, control deficiencies and areas for improvement. The position will work closely with the Infrastructure teams to add value to the organization by identifying and addressing risks and driving efficiencies.



  • Maintains an understanding of the financial, operational, and technology processes, risks and controls related to the business.

  • Conduct preliminary reviews of audit areas to define scope and analyze risk.

  • Applies process analysis, business intelligence, and problem solving techniques when planning an audit, performing walkthroughs, and identifying effective test steps.

  • Executes audit field work with minimum supervision.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify potential issues and support these with data, prepare draft audit reports and communicate with stakeholders.

  • Support multiple projects simultaneously and effectively manage timelines in order to deliver high quality work products in a timely and efficient manner with limited supervision.

  • Perform special reviews and other related duties, as assigned.

  • Continuously expands knowledge of data analytics and use of technology to enhance audit testing, identify opportunities for continuous monitoring and repeatable test plans.

  • Identifies efficiencies and opportunities for enhancing internal audit delivery.

  • Provides constructive and timely feedback and assists in identifying development opportunities.

  • Out of town travel up to 30% per year.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting, finance, or similar.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in in the field of internal audit and/or public accounting. Accounting experience preferred from a mid-tier or Big 4 firm.

  • Certifications (CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.) are highly desired.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with all levels and functions.

  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office. Experience with ACL a plus.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong project management, time management, and prioritization skills.

  • Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment that strives to exceed expectations.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.