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PenFed Credit Union Senior Internal Auditor I in McLean, Virginia


Are you looking to take your career from good to great? As an employee of PenFed, every day is an opportunity to thrive, and be part of a team working to ensure our organization is providing world class service to our members, employees, and our communities. We exist to help our members realize their full potential, educate and encourage their dreams, and make every effort to follow our mission and help our members “do better.” Joining PenFed is more than being an employee; it’s about being a part of the PenFed family.

PenFed is hiring a Senior Internal Auditor I at our McLean, Virginia location. PenFed Credit Union’s Audit Services Department is a standard based, risk focused organization that is professionally recognized and committed to audit excellence. We need you, an energetic audit professional with a desire to learn and further develop your skill sets, to help us expand our capacity to deliver top-notch audit services to PenFed’s members, Board or Directors, Supervisory Committee and senior management to help protect the credit union and its reputation as it strives to achieve its strategic intents. As an Internal Auditor I, you will perform internal audits, working in a team environment, that cover PenFed’s operational lines of business, including mortgage banking, credit card services, asset and account management, investment operations, affiliated business activities and financial and risk management. In this role you will assist with internal audits lead by more experienced auditors and may conduct less complex internal audits of PenFed’ s operational lines of business and their underlying functions under the supervision of a more experienced auditor or an Audit Services Manager. At PenFed, we encourage your continued success through challenging work assignments, quality training opportunities, and support for the pursuit of professional certifications.

Remote work arrangements are available with supervisory approval and based on the audit assignment.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assist with the preparation and execution of audit programs designed to achieve engagement objectives involving PenFed’s operational lines of business and contribute to their improved governance, risk management and control processes.

  • Learn and use advanced data analytics tools and techniques to maximize audit effectiveness.

  • Assist with the review of systems, processes, procedures, reports, transactions, and other information to assess reliability, accuracy, and completeness and conduct assurance testing to assess whether governance, risk management and control processes are operating as intended and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Assist with and may conduct interviews of responsible officials and staff as needed to gain an overall understanding of systems, processes, procedures, reports and transactions and examine specific issues or areas.

  • Identify, obtain, analyze and evaluate relevant information to support audit conclusions and results.

  • Prepare audit work papers to document relevant information obtained, analyzed and evaluated that support audit observations and conclusions.

  • Assist with drafting high quality audit reports which include a background discussion of the operations and activities audited, objective, scope, conclusion, observations, and related recommendations for audits completed.

  • Document audit work performed following the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing with an emphasis on the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence.

  • Review status of corrective actions taken in response to observations and recommendations by responsible officers who oversee the operations and activities audited.


Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field is required.

  • Minimum of six (6) months of relevant auditing or financial services experience is preferred.

Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position will not directly supervise employees.

Licenses and CertificationsInterest in pursuing CPA or CIA certification is preferred.

Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.

*Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds. *

TravelLimited travel to various worksites is required.

Special Message Regarding COVID 19

PenFed is continuing to hire and train exceptional individuals to help us serve our 2 million members both here and around the world.  In light of the current situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have modified our hiring, onboarding, training, and deployment protocols in order to comply with current local and state guidance around social distancing.

About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 2 million members and over $26 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 240-224-4256.