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Internal Auditor

Financial Services

Posted 6/12/2019 until 9/6/2019



The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is the largest and most culturally and socially diverse diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. The Archdiocese covers nearly 9,000 square miles in 120 cities in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, serving over four million Catholics from 72 different ethnic groups. Worship and ministry is celebrated in 42 different languages. There are 287 parishes, 213 elementary schools and 51 high schools with approximately 80,000 students, and 11 cemeteries performing over 8,000 interments annually.

Internal audit activities for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were outsourced historically to public accounting and professional services firms. The Internal Audit department was recently established to bring the function in-house in order to increase the breadth and depth of coverage of risks facing the Archdiocese, and to identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The primary focus of internal audit is the parish and school operations, but is expanding to other departments, functions and programs within the Archdiocese, including investigations and special projects.

The internal auditor is responsible for evaluating risks to the Archdiocese and identifying process improvements and operational efficiencies, focused on the parishes and schools. 


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

The following tasks are considered essential functions of the position.  To perform the job successfully an employee must possess the abilities and aptitude to perform each duty proficiently.

Conduct client interviews and process walkthroughs to understand and document processes and procedures.

Collect, analyze and interpret financial and accounting data, reports and other information. 

Perform audit procedures to test compliance with Archdiocesan policies, procedures and internal control best practices. 

Develop recommendations to address audit issues identified. 

Maintain organized workpapers and evidence of work performed to fully support conclusions and findings.

Identify opportunities for the client to strengthen internal controls and improve processes.

Serve as a resource and provide training to employees of parishes, schools and other Archdiocesan departments as needed.

Other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.

Minimum two years of experience in internal audit, external audit, accounting, fraud investigation or parish business management. 

Religious institution or non-profit experience is a plus.

Certifications / Licenses

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Basic accounting and general audit principles and practices.

Internal controls and fraud risks. 

Understanding of the COSO Framework, and IIA standards and guidance, is a plus.

Catholics teachings and institutions.

Skill in:

Effective oral and written communication required. Spanish bi-lingual fluency is a plus.

Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.

Experience with QuickBooks, data analytic tools (Alteryx) and audit software (AuditBoard) is a plus. 

Ability to:

Work independently to complete tasks and assignments on time and within budget. 

Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and sound judgement when dealing with restricted or privileged information. 

Travel locally approximately 50%+ of time visiting parishes, schools and other locations within the Archdiocese.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: 

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​

Information/Application Contact:

Financial Services
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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