Audit & Risk Advisory Svcs Spec - New York , New York, United States, 10001

Job Description

The NFL's Internal Audit Department is seeking an Audit & Risk Advisory Services (ARAS) Specialist to participate in audits of League operations and compliance reviews of member clubs and contractors. Candidates should possess a strong controls orientation and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Prior audit experience is preferred in either internal or external audit engagements and successful candidates will be able to handle multiple assignments on a concurrent basis. The candidate is responsible for the daily interaction with internal clients and external resources and must demonstrate the ability to exercise good judgment and handle sensitive matters.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and complete all work program steps for League department audits, and member club and contractor reviews
  • Participate as a member of the audit team and report results directly to the audit Lead for certain engagements
  • Provide periodic updates regarding engagement status
  • Review audit findings with client and senior management
  • Draft findings for review by ARAS Managers, Director or Vice Presidents
  • Participate in internal control improvement initiatives and assist in risk management projects
  • Assist in fraud-related investigations
  • Contribute to presentations in terms of both content and delivery to League and club management
  • Conduct follow-up work, as necessary, to evaluate corrective action taken by management to resolve previous audit observations
  • Modify and/or recommend policies, as needed, for areas of compliance or process improvement


  • Academic concentration in Accounting, Finance and Risk Management preferred. Other concentrations in Business would also be considered
  • Recent college graduates as well as individuals with overall experience of no more than three (3) years. Internal and/or external audit experience is preferred but not mandatory

Required Certifications:
  • Progress towards Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner preferred but not mandatory
  • Progress towards other certifications of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) are preferable but not mandatory

Other Key Attributes/Characteristics:
  • Willing to learn and master Institute of Internal Audit Standards is mandatory
  • Advanced capabilities in Microsoft suite of products preferred
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of auditing, including internal control concepts
  • Advanced ability to review, analyze, validate, and reconcile accounting information, as needed
  • Ability to work independently with little to no supervision

  • Anticipate an average of 25-30% plus in travel depending on audit cycle

Expected Hours of Work:
  • NFL employees are required to work 35 hours per week. Actual work effort expected to range from 40-45 hours per week.

Work Environment/Conditions:
  • Candidate must be comfortable with handling multiple assignments/tasks on a concurrent basis
  • Position will interface with ARAS Vice Presidents in addition to League department heads and Club Controllers