Vertical Careers, Inc.

Lead Auditor | Senior Auditor [Remote/Telework] for large reputable publicly traded Aerospace & Defense Company

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Melbourne, FL

Lead Auditor


Under the general guidance of the Audit Manager, the Lead Auditor will conduct financial, operational, and compliance assurance audits across all areas of our business. This position will also provide consultative support to business partners to identify solutions to address audit findings with the objective of mitigating risk and improving financial and operational performance. The role requires strong accounting and financial mindset, ability to build good working relationships with process owners, management, and internal and external auditors, effective communication skills, ability to multi-task as required, and ability to work independently.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with walkthroughs of business process controls and test for design and operating effectiveness pursuant to our annual Sarbanes-Oxley 404 assessment process, financial, operational and other compliance audits
  • Prepare work papers documenting procedures performed and that fully support audit findings
  • Assist in the preparation of Internal Audit reports which include formal recommendations to management for review and implementation
  • Keep abreast of company policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing professions
  • Track and follow up on audit findings
  • Interact with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism
  • Independently and objectively execute audits in accordance with professional auditing standards
  • Effectively interact with and communicate results to auditees, audit management, business unit management and Corporate executive management
  • Perform special projects or reviews, as assigned
  • Travel up to 20% including some international locations



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and a minimum of 9 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE)
  • Public Accounting experience
  • Industry internal audit experience
  • Understanding of business process risks and internal controls
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Posted On: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Compensation: up to $120,000.00

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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