Director, Internal Audit & Compliance

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About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Internal Audit & Compliance


Senior level responsibility for the internal audit function within the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit.

Job Summary / Responsibilities

  • Directs and develops a risk-based annual internal audit plan and budget for evaluating the effectiveness of controls in place to manage significant financial reporting and other risk exposures, safeguard company assets, and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Regularly evaluates departments/divisions and project/country offices of the organization to determine if they are performing in compliance with recommended processes, procedures and business controls.
  • Suggests new initiatives, controls, and procedures to ensure good business practices are in place. Leads internal investigation functions and preparation of notifications to the required regulators. 
  • Ensures internal audit and compliance training programs for management and staff are established and regularly updated.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Provides strategic leadership to the internal audit staff at the regional or organization-wide level. Sets departmental operational plans, goals and policies.
  • Works with multiple country finance and operations departments and generates “best practices” for internal audit projects. Leverages support and buy-in for major initiatives.
  • Works with internal audit and other managers to establish strategic workflow plans. Oversees the departmental budget.
  • Executes the department’s operational plan and is responsible for the performance and goal achievement of the group.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership on critical and complex aspects of internal audit and makes operational recommendations. Other duties as assigned. 


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent - Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • 10+ years related work experience at the corporate or organization level.
  • 8 years managing an internal audit department and employee management is required.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation strongly preferred. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations preferred.
  • Is well-versed in state, federal, and international laws and regulations that have impact on internal audit, general accounting, and management controls.
  • Has significant experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Guidance (2cFr200), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
  • Expert level knowledge and past experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), practices and reporting guidelines.
  • Provides innovative and strategic leadership to multiple divisions and is able to gain cross- functional support for major projects, improvements or changes.
  • Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.
  • Must have excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Experience working in a Non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
  • Experience working with a global, international organization preferred.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.



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