Vice President of Internal Audit — Colorado Springs, CO


Represent Financial Services’ commitment to serve others with integrity and compassion, execute with excellence, and create solutions through collaborative efforts within the department and across departmental lines. This position will lead in the development of plans for and performing financial and operational internal audits of the various Young Life ministry elements to include Field, Camping, and Mission Leadership and Support Services Operations, as well as leading the annual independent audit, and any assigned special projects.


  • Lead the Internal Audit department and supervise work of staff.
  • Develop and execute a risk-based annual audit plan.
  • Evaluate and document procedural and system-based internal controls. Assess business risks that affect the mission’s objectives and recommend changes to senior management as needed.
  • Devise comprehensive internal audit plans in accordance with applicable standards and reviewed with the CFO.
  • Lead, coordinate and perform financial, operational and compliance audits of the various Young Life ministry segments, including U.S. and International Field, Camping and Camp Administration, and Mission Leadership and Support Services.
  • Lead, coordinate and perform internal audit assignments as directed by the chair of the Board of Trustees’ finance committee, president, and CFO; report findings and recommendations accordingly.
  • Report material irregularities and the assessment of business risk semi-annually to the chair of the Board of Trustees’ finance committee, president, and CFO.
  • Report significant policy violations to applicable senior vice presidents and supervisors.
  • Assist with independent audit as requested by CFO.
  • Maintain working relationship with audit consulting firms as necessary.
  • Administer the Fraud Hotline and perform related internal audits. Partner with Risk Management and Human Resources in the coordination of fraud investigations with law enforcement and the insurance carrier.
  • Remain current on changes in regulations and best practices for audit, accounting and the non-profit industry.
  • Perform related duties, travel and special assignments as required.


Working Conditions

  • Office environment.
  • Travel.


  • CPA or CIA credential
  • Accounting degree

Experience Required for the Job

  • Seven to ten years auditing experience; internal audit preferred.
  • Proven ability reporting at the senior management and board levels.
  • Able to focus on details and enjoy detailed analytical work.
  • Five years of supervisory experience with proven ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Strong verbal, written, organizational and relational skills with proven ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Experience developing risk-based audit plans.
  • Experience with accounting software: Lawson, Concur, QuickBooks and ACL preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Word and Excel.
  • General knowledge of the Young Life ministry, policies and procedures.
​This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.



  • Full-time salary based on education and experience.
  • Young Life benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan and pension contributions.

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