May 19, 2022

Director of Internal Audit

  • American Museum Of Natural History
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Accounting

Job Description

American Museum Of Natural History


Director of Internal Audit


The Director of Internal Audit (DIA) designs, organizes, performs, and coordinates internal audits and the evaluation of Museum administrative and operational systems, including internal controls, to minimize risks and assure compliance with Museum policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations. The DIA will partner with Museum personnel to support the institution's compliance and risk management framework.


The DIA demonstrates sound judgement in identifying and recommending management improvements and is a visionary who will lead and enhance the risk management and compliance environment at the Museum. The DIA reports administratively to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Establish multi-year, risk-based internal audit programs to be executed by the Internal Audit function.
  • Implement the annual audit plan on a timely basis and monitor compliance with management action plans to correct deficiencies identified during internal audit. Report on effectiveness and adequacy of internal control systems.
  • Develop audit test programs and perform audits of Museum departments, activities, large projects, and significant vendors; determine nature of operations and formulate objective opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and compliance with established policy and procedures. Consults with Museum departments and stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Periodically review and test the resiliency of the Museum's business processes as needed in response to possible disruptions to the Museum's normal operational activities.
  • Prepare and present written audit reports with recommendations on audit findings and resulting management responses.
  • Consider non-traditional areas of audit concern such as child/minor safety; develop and execute effective audit approaches.
  • Report periodically to the Audit Committee and draft Audit Committee minutes.
  • Identify, engage, and manage external providers to perform audits for which required specialized knowledge or skills are not internally available.
  • Evaluate information system controls and assesses system security and data integrity.
  • Participate in significant information system development and implementation activities while adhering to independence and objective professional standards.
  • Demonstrate quality and continuous improvement orientation, including keeping current on trends and best practices in internal auditing.
  • Ensure that the Internal Audit function will meet or exceed the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision or guidance.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to various levels of Museum management concerning matters of risks and controls.
  • Perform special projects compatible with professional independence and objectivity standards.
  • Identify and monitor key risk areas for unforeseen and/or unfavorable trends.
  • Develop relationships with peer institution Internal Audit functions to learn about, and share, information about areas of mutual interest and concern.
  • Identify and complete opportunities for continuing education and professional development. Fulfill continuing education requirements of professional licenses and/or certificates.
  • Engage and communicate respectfully with Museum personnel at all levels; senior-most management, departmental managers, and operational staff in addition to significant vendors.
  • Demonstrate commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Active and current professional license or certifications such as CPA or CIA, or the equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Not-for-Profit work experience
  • Master’s degree, preferably in business or accounting
  • Knowledge of higher education is a plus
  • Supervisory experience is a plus


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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.


The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.


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