Internal Auditor (IT and Business Process)

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Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

As an Internal Auditor, you will perform audit scheduling, walkthroughs, testing, coordination of remediation, and monitoring of compliance to the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and assess and share results and metrics to varying levels of management across the organization.  You will apply your experience to assist with identifying risk areas, developing audit plans, executing internal audits, and communicating findings and recommendations to the appropriate levels of management.  With your strong IT knowledge, you will help with the development of new systems and tools to assess their overall security and develop methods for ensuring they are implemented with compliance in mind.  Because you are a self-starter and a critical thinker, you will work with the audit team and business contacts to evaluate overall processes and manual controls and identify areas for improvement and efficiencies through automation.


  • Perform audit scheduling, walkthroughs, testing, coordination of remediation, and monitoring of compliance to the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Assess risk in terms of financial, operational, information technology controls, and create related audit plans and execute internal audits
  • Share audit results and metrics, prepare written documentation/reports, and make recommendations as appropriate to varying levels of management across the organization
  • Maintain records of controls across the enterprise, and monitor and review changes to the design of controls, including the creation and maintenance flowcharts and/ or system topology documents, noting supported transactions and reports
  • Use an understanding of both COSO and COBIT to apply both frameworks within audits
  • Use audit knowledge to participate in systems and business process development activities from compliance and audit readiness perspectives (SOX, DCAA, etc.)
  • Develops plans to correct inadequacies by corroboration with IT, business areas, and Finance
  • Coordinate with business process owners to determine manual controls that can be made more efficient and/or accurate by automation
  • Assist in developing automated and continuous controls monitoring solutions across the enterprise


  • Experience as an auditor in Big 4, other established firm, or internal audit at a public company, with significant background auditing business process and IT general controls related to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, computer science, or similar,  or a bachelor's degree in another subject with additional applicable auditing experience
  • 1+ years related audit experience
  • Strong accounting, business process, and financial systems knowledge
  • Ability to define, extract, and analyze data based on the fundamental understanding of process and control risk
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to independently multitask, prioritize, and track developing projects and related financial materiality over long periods
  • US Government position. US citizenship required
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


  • CIA, CISA, and/or CPA certification
  • Audit experience in business process and/or IT controls related to Oracle EBS, telecom back-office systems, and telecom billing systems
  • Experience in auditing the implementation, conversion, and upgrade of financial systems
  • Ability to review unfamiliar program code or query logic and develop an understanding of its functionality and its effectiveness in supporting the business needs
  • Experience in auditing key financial reports
  • Audit or compliance experience with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and federal government contract requirements (though this experience is a preference, it is not a necessity)

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Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $65,625 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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