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HNTB Sr External Audit Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

What We're Looking For

Plans audits of accounting and financial information with respect to FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation), other Federal and State governmental regulations, and provides finance and accounting information to other units. Directs and conducts more difficult audits involving complex problems and procedures. Furnishes line management with objective analysis, appraisals, recommendations and observations concerning activities reviewed. This is the most senior skill level without supervisory responsibility. May provide functional advice or training to less-experienced audit positions.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Assists in audits of expenses per policy and government regulation by reviewing data to ensure proper classification.

  • Coordinates, supervises, and conducts audit assignments, reviews the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental and subsidiary operations, verifies compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements and provides recommendations for improvement based on review.

  • Uses a variety of data analysis techniques and innovative approaches to analyze performance and identify areas for improvement.

  • Monitors work assignments to ensure timely completion and performance of detailed quality assurance reviews of work papers and report drafts to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and objectivity of audit reports, and consistency with auditing standards.

  • Stays current with industry standards/ regulations and best practices

  • Prepares audit information in response to requests from outside clients including State Departments of Transportation and various other audit agencies.

  • Experience using Microsoft office products a must

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS/BA in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics

  • 7 years’ financial or regulatory audit experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrates and applies critical analytical problem-solving skills

  • Possesses collaborative, practical teaming skills demonstrated through working with and maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external customers

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plans audits of expenses utilizing statistical sampling techniques when appropriate.

  • Plans and performs multi-purpose financial analyses at the firm wide level and of individual project costs.

  • Coordinates preparation and submission of reports regarding the Firm’s compliance with government regulations. Interprets and explains Federal and State legislation, rules, regulations, contractual requirements and procedures as applied and related to the auditing of program operations to staff, management, agencies, and others.

  • Coordinates activities with External Auditors. Coordinates specialized auditing programs to assist management in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation and control of program operations to maintain compliance to standards and conformance to financial obligations.

  • Communicates annual audited rates and on-going audit results with appropriate internal customers.

  • Analyzes sub-consultant audit findings and assists other departments in payment and collection efforts related to the findings .

  • Conducts in-depth research on regulatory issues, develops or recommends improvements to policies and procedures as they relate to government regulation.

  • Assists in training efforts to other units related to government regulation issues, changes and proper compliance techniques and practices.

  • Represents audit department in projects including firm wide initiatives.

  • Coordinates calculation of overhead including projections throughout the year. Presents reports to upper management detailing problems, identifies risks to the company, and recommends approaches to correcting the problem.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • 5 years related experience

  • Thorough knowledge of auditing techniques, principles of accounting and maintenance of fiscal records and their application to government accounting systems and the ability to apply technical and principles in practice.

  • Considerable knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules and regulations in relationship to audit principles. Possesses excellent research, analytical, problem-solving, organizational, written, and communication skills.

  • Provides extensive knowledge and demonstrated abilities in the research, interpretation and practical application of CAS and FAR.

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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