Senior Auditor

Teledyne Technologies

Chestnut Ridge, New York, United States

Full time

Sep 12

Company Overview

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated provides sophisticated electronic subsystems and instrumentation, including aerospace and defense electronics, digital imaging products and software, monitoring instrumentation for marine and environmental applications, harsh environment interconnect products, and subsystems for satellite communications, as well as engineered systems for defense, space environmental and nuclear applications.

We serve niche market segments where performance, precision and reliability are critical. Our Customers include industrial manufacturers and energy, infrastructure and natural resources companies, as well as government agencies and airlines and aerospace contractors.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Senior Auditor role will ensure successful completion of assigned audit engagements from start to finish, inclusive of planning, fieldwork and reporting activities. Reports to the Internal Audit Operations Director. Will be assigned as Audit Lead on certain audit engagements. At times, may not be assigned the Audit Lead position in order to assist in the development of other Audit staff. Supports daily activities of other auditors assigned to assist the Audit Lead during an engagement. Applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identifies potential issues. Communicates identified issues with the Audit Lead and Internal Audit management to ensure potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. This position will entail complex assignments requiring increased technical skills primarily in International Trade Compliance and supervisory responsibilities. It may also require involvement in departmental projects and related decisions.


  • Conducts assigned audit engagement tasks/areas successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert and provides guidance and advice regarding complex International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and/or US Customs and Border Protection Regulations
  • Supervises other auditors assigned to engagements providing guidance and overall review of deliverables
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops engagement specific audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Communicates status of assigned tasks to engagement lead in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results
  • Organizes personal effort to be risk-based, productive, and efficient at all times
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression; proactively seeks relevant education and training opportunities
  • Writes observations/findings and effectively and efficiently communicates details of observations/findings
  • Formulating professional development and educational plans for staff members
  • Planning and allocating resources and individuals in accordance with skills and schedules
  • Conducts interviews and discussions with other company functions (e.g., Legal, Compliance, IT and Finance) to understand perspectives and assess risk
  • Ability to work with all types of individuals in a constructive manner
  • Prioritizes assignments appropriately to meet deadlines and promptly communicates ahead of time any potential problems that would prevent the team from meeting its objectives
  • Leads or participates in department projects as assigned to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of department duties and responsibilities
  • Conducts interviews and participates in hiring and training processes
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Chief Audit Executive or Audit Director


  • Broad Export and/or Customs experience and increasing responsibility, preferably with a high technology/instrumentation/defense company or government agency that regulates international trade
  • Experience researching, interpreting and applying the ITAR and EAR regulatory requirements in complex scenarios, analyzing and solving complex problems
  • Experience in reviewing, approving and managing export and import transactions
  • Experience as an Empowered Official preferred, but not required
  • Experience in guiding, assisting, and coordinating export classifications under ITAR and EAR, Harmonized Tariff Schedule classifications, Preferential Program eligibility and Country of Origin determinations
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Reliability
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated ability to work in small teams and ensure successful results
  • Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently; proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed wholly toward desired outcome
  • Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied
  • Solid understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue identified
  • Eagerness to understand other departments in the company with risk, control, and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing
  • Good communication skills along with good or developing negotiation skills
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges
  • Executes effective and thorough application of all internal audit policies and performance standards within assigned responsibility Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (20-30% of time)


This job may provide general supervision to an audit, service or department project which may include supervision of other staff members and direct supervision of other exempt and non-exempt personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include providing leadership to employees, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field such as International Trade, Business Administration, Law or the equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience (5-7 years)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Professional Ethics:

  • Upholds and promotes The Institute of Internal Auditor’s Code of Ethics
  • Adheres to the organization’s key policies, practices and procedures
  • Treats other fairly without discrimination
  • Maintains objectivity in appearance and fact
  • Investigates ethical issues and proposes measures for resolution
  • Acts with due sensitivity where ethical principles are being abused
  • Exercises due professional care
  • Applies ethical principles and values to the activities being audited
  • Explains the responsibility of internal audit with respect to the ethical climate of the organization
  • Discusses ethical conflicts with the Chief Audit Executive

Internal Audit Management:

  • Analyzes own strengths and weaknesses to maximize personal contribution to the organization
  • Strives for quality and excellence and encourages others to do the same
  • Takes personal accountability for results delivered in areas of responsibility
  • Continues professional development and utilizes relevant learning opportunities
  • Assesses self-development and career needs and takes advantage of new challenges as opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Maintains up-to-date competencies required for effective internal audit delivery
  • Values and promotes diverse viewpoints and cultural sensitivity
  • Supports and contributes to the recruitment process within the internal audit function
  • Acts as a role model by exemplifying high performance for team members
  • Anticipates and responds sensitively to staff problems, concerns and questions
  • Articulates clear expectations and business goals and links these to organizational strategy
  • Delegates tasks in a constructive and supportive fashion
  • Monitors staff performance and workload and provides constructive and timely feedback to help others achieve their goals
  • Coaches others to enhance their competence and professional development
  • Develops and implements a plan for professional development for members of the internal audit function
  • Provides opportunities and proactive input in the development and career needs of others
  • Uses a variety of assessment tools and tests to assess a candidate’s capability and competence

International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF):

  • Maintains current knowledge of the IPPF
  • Demonstrates appropriate use and interpretation of the IPPF, seeking consultation if applicability is unclear (consistent with the department’s policies and performance standards)
  • Adheres to the requirements of the IPPF when planning and conducting an internal audit engagement (consistent with the department’s policies and performance standards)
  • Exemplifies and monitors due professional care when conducting audit assignments
  • Adopts a risk-based approach in accordance with the IPPF for annual audit plan, makes adjustments when needed (consistent with the department’s policies and performance standards)
  • Manages and supports a quality assurance and improvement program

Governance Risk and Control:

  • Operates within the organization’s frameworks for governance, risk and control
  • Supports a culture of fraud risk awareness at all levels of the organization
  • Maintains an understanding of the processes used to support fraud investigations
  • Creates audit engagement plans based on the risk and its impact on the organization
  • Applies the concepts of controls during audit activities
  • Provides an explanation on the risk profile of the internal audit engagement to relevant parties
  • Assesses and accounts for the potential for fraud risk and identifies common types of fraud associated with the internal audit engagement
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of the organization’s frameworks for governance, risk and control
  • Ensures internal audit activities are aligned with and enhances the organization’s enterprise risk management strategy and risk profile
  • Ensures that proposals for improvements to internal controls are balanced with organizational objectives and capabilities

Business Acumen:

  • Takes account of cultural aspects of the organization
  • Takes account of the mission, strategic objectives and business nature of the organization
  • Maintains industry specific knowledge appropriate to the audit engagements
  • Assesses and takes account of basic macroeconomic and microeconomic factors and relevance to the audit engagements
  • Maintains a current understanding of the latest global developments, regulatory and legal requirements and assesses the relevance to the audit engagements
  • Demonstrates sound working knowledge of the quality control frameworks relevant to the audit engagements
  • Maintains knowledge of the organization and its risks
  • Maintains industry specific knowledge appropriate to the organization


  • Secures the trust of others through positive use of communication
  • Fosters open communication
  • Demonstrates respect for others, and customizes messages to reflect the needs of the target audience
  • Organizes and expresses ideas clearly and with confidence in order to influence others
  • Selects appropriate communication forms (verbal, non-verbal, visual, written) and media (face to face, electronic, paper-based)
  • Employs the technical conventions of language (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) correctly
  • Listens actively, asking questions as required to check own understanding
  • Solicits feedback from audience to gauge the effectiveness of the communication
  • Anticipates reactions to communication and plans responses in advance
  • Discusses audit findings and their impacts professionally and confidently with appropriate levels of the organization
  • Interprets and uses body language to reinforce communication
  • Uses graphical methods to communicate processes and other complex information
  • Delivers information in a structured fashion to foster learning and development among members of the audience
  • Applies appropriate communication skills in interviews

Persuasion and Collaboration:

  • Upholds service orientated attitude
  • Anticipates and makes allowances for the impact of own interpersonal style on others when communicating and building relationships
  • Manages conflict by negotiating and resolving disagreements
  • Takes account of an organization’s politics and acts accordingly
  • Puts people at ease and builds open, constructive relationships with all parties
  • Identifies and manages the needs and expectations of the stakeholders
  • Collaborates with others and encourages others to work collaboratively
  • Leads by example with regard to respect, helpfulness and cooperation
  • Maintains independence and objectivity in all situations
  • Recognizes own limitations and seeks advice and support where required
  • Respects confidentiality and secures the trust of other parties
  • Participates fully as a team player
  • Works to remove organizational barriers and identifies resources to assist the internal audit team
  • Applies a knowledge of motivation theory and group dynamics when encouraging others
  • Nurtures and builds effective partnerships with audit engagement clients to achieve results
  • Shows resilience in difficult situations to push through resistance and then work with people in a constructive manner
  • Makes a positive impact on others, demonstrates credibility and secures respect and cooperation
  • Uses a range of strategies to build active consensus and support

Critical Thinking:

  • Maintains curiosity and exercises professional skepticism
  • Ensures that information in decision making is relevant, accurate and sufficient
  • Selects and uses a variety of manual and automated tools and techniques to obtain data and other information on business process
  • Analyzes and appraises the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes
  • Applies problem solving techniques for routine situations
  • Uses critical thinking to identify and propose tactics for business process improvement
  • Applies data collection, data mining, data analysis and statistical techniques
  • Ensures that the relevant tools and techniques are used during the business process analysis
  • Selects and uses appropriate research, business intelligence and problem-solving techniques to analyze and solve complex situations
  • Assists management in finding practical solutions to address issues identified through audit activity

Internal Audit Delivery:

  • Maintains objectivity throughout the audit engagements
  • Applies the organization’s audit methodology and carries out the audit procedures to meet the specific audit engagement objectives
  • Manages all resources efficiently to ensure the engagement objectives are met
  • Demonstrates efficiency and persistence, managing own time and ensuring engagement deadlines and objectives are met
  • Selects and applies the appropriate tools and techniques to data gathering, analysis and interpretation, and reporting
  • Plans and conducts audit engagements to identify key risks and controls
  • Obtains reliable, relevant and sufficient evidence and evaluates critically
  • Develops and ensures that working papers are a true reflection of all activities performed during the audit engagement
  • Presents findings and proposes recommendations that deal with root cause of issues and impact to the organization
  • Follows up with management to ensure that management actions have been effectively implemented or that senior management has accepted the risk of not taking action
  • Supervises the execution of audit engagements to ensure that objectives are met and quality is assured
  • Develops, implements and monitors project plans to ensure delivery in accordance with agreed timelines
  • Provides assurance and advisory services to senior management and the board
  • Ensures that the scope of work is appropriate for the audit assignment

Improvement and Innovation:

  • Initiates and manages change within sphere of responsibility
  • Encourages others to embrace change by explaining the intended benefits
  • Identifies the risks associated with change and adapts audit activity to manage the risks
  • Assesses the potential barriers and resources for change initiatives
  • Maintains personal performance and effectiveness in changing and ambiguous environments
  • Accommodates new priorities and implements positive changes in area of work
  • Anticipates reactions to change and adapts own style to support others
  • Seeks and justifies opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Encourages others to propose innovative ideas and provides positive feedback to ensure new ideas are progressed
  • Contributes to insight and proposals for change and improvement
  • Investigates and analyzes the reasons for change in the organization
  • Implements change programs across the audit function and team
  • Adjusts team priorities to new and changing priorities of the organization


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from business unit leaders. Ability to effectively present information to Corporate, business unit and/or segment management.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Outlook; MS Excel and MS Word software.

Corporate: Strong knowledge of corporate organization.

Reporting: Ability to efficiently summarize and provide timely report on the status of ongoing activities.

What can Teledyne offer YOU?

A Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Excellent Health, Dental & Vision

Paid Vacation Time

Paid Sick Time

Life Insurance Benefits

Paid Holidays

401(k) Eligibility

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Educational Tuitional Reimbursement

Citizenship Requirements

Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a "U.S. Person" (US citizens, US nationals, lawful permanent residents, asylees or refugees).

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,religious creed,gender,sexual orientation,gender identity,gender expression,transgender,pregnancy,marital status,national origin,ancestry,citizenship status,age,disability,protected Veteran Status,genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal,state,or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment,please email or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

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