AvalonBay Communities

  • Internal Auditor

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 3:58 PM)
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    Experience (Years)
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    Full Time
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  • Overview


    AvalonBay is proud to be named one of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2018.


    AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. We currently own and operate approximately 80,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates. We are currently searching for an Internal/Staff Auditor to be based at our Arlington, VA Corporate Headquarters.

    The Role

    Under the direction and supervision of Internal Audit Management, the Staff Auditor will:

    • Executing the annual Sarbanes-Oxley compliance plan, and assisting with related documentation, reviews and procedures
    • Effectively evaluating and improving financial and operational internal controls
    • Executing risk based audit programs
    • Documenting and evaluating financial, operational and compliance based policies & procedures
    • Compiling pre-audit preparation research, procedures, and analysis.
    • Performing of special reviews, cost recovery activities, ad hoc projects and similar tasks
    • Identifying, resolving & documenting financial, operational, compliance, and risk based issues and problems
    • Performing other related duties and tasks as circumstances and situations require

    You Have...


    Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Real Estate, Business, Information Systems, etc. and 0 - 2 years of related work experience. Position does require up to 30% travel. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent college graduate with prior internship/work experience within a business related field (e.g., accounting, auditing, finance, etc.).


    Candidates must also possess the skills & abilities to:

    • Effectively take direction & support the Internal Audit team within the culture, environment, protocols, and needs of the organization & department
    • Conduct all duties, tasks and functions with proficiency, due professional care and high ethical standards
    • Critically think, problem solve, and contribute to the continuous improvement and evolvement of the IA team.
    • Demonstrate effective time management, administration, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrate effective listening, writing, and oral communication skills 
    • Assist the department to successfully meet the duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the annual audit plan and ad hoc projects as they arise throughout the year.

    Additional Info

    AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.


    AvalonBay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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