Ranked among the Top 100 Companies to Work For in Orlando since 2004, The Institute of Internal Auditors is seeking a qualified professional to join our Standards and Professional Knowledge team as the Manager of North American Government Relations.
The Manager of North American Government Relations represents The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (The IIA) interests in advancing the internal audit profession through its advocacy priorities with federal, state, and local government as well as other key stakeholder groups.
The Manager will strive to reinforce The IIA’s position as a trusted resource for enhancing organizational governance, risk management, and control activities and increasing the awareness of the value that internal audit provides to its stakeholders.
Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, this role is instrumental in implementing and coordinating The IIA’s advocacy efforts to promote and elevate the profession of internal auditing.
Externally, the incumbent must establish, build, maintain, coordinate and monitor relationships with policymakers and stakeholders. Internally, the incumbent must liaise, support and coordinate advocacy initiatives with IIA advocates, chapters/institutes, executive management, volunteer leadership, and IIA staff. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. area.
This position will be based in Washington, D.C. Travel domestically as needed, up to 10% of the time.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Support efforts in formulating plans to increase the visibility of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and other IIA guidance and, through advocacy efforts, obtain stakeholder buy-in to the value of The IIA’s professional leadership and worldwide credibility.
Assist IIA staff and volunteer leadership with the development and execution of The IIA’s overall advocacy strategies. Represent The IIA in Washington, D.C. and help to support speakers and key stakeholder involvement in IIA events and activities
Build, maintain, and monitor relationships with professional, regulatory, legislative, standard-setting bodies and other defined stakeholders that the IIA wishes to influence. Research, monitor, analyze, and report on legislative and regulatory issues related to the internal audit profession including but not limited to enhanced corporate governance, strong internal controls, and effective risk management.
Obtain and analyze regular business intelligence on stakeholder organizations via review of websites, articles, news releases, etc., and other relevant sources of communication defined through personal research.
Research target organizations’ strategic initiatives and governance structures and communicate results of analyses.
Assure IIA advocates are equipped with timely, relevant, and strategic information concerning the target organization.
Able to discuss with stakeholders concepts included in the International Professional Practices Framework® (IPPF®) and answer questions effectively in advocacy interactions designed to persuade stakeholders of the IPPF’s value as it pertains to their organizations.
Provide support for the North American Advocacy Committee.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and three or more years of experience interacting with U.S. Congress and/or federal regulatory agencies. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and business acumen are required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to think strategically are essential.
Must have the ability to handle multiple priorities, possess excellent project management skills, participate in work teams, conduct business in a global environment and represent The IIA to other organizations. Understanding of regulatory structures, non-profit association management, and volunteer-led governance structures are all plusses.
Experience with an international organization is an asset.
Critical Success Factors include:
Strong communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve common goals
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to manage multiple, high-profile projects
Self-motivation and ability to work independently
Demonstrated attention to detail
High degree of reliability and integrity
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from Institute members, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Experience with writing speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format highly desirable.
Excellent writing and skills required.
Experience and/or familiarity with meeting and planning logistics.
Experienced and skilled in the use of software programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), social media (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) and web-based research and information tools.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
About The Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. We provide education, guidance, certification and other services to our members who work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit and other related areas. Want to learn more? Go to www.theiia.org.