Director, Audit & Compliance

Position: Director, Audit & Compliance                   

Reports to: VP, Legal & Administration

Organization Summary: 

United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers.   Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world's most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives.  We strive to model our values in all our relationships, both internal and external: Collaboration, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Superior Performance.

Position Description: 

We are looking for a Director, Audit & Compliance to add value and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to risk management, control, audit, and governance processes. The individual will be responsible for developing, managing, implementing, auditing, and monitoring a compliance system that detects and tracks mistakes in data, streamlines risk assessment, creates criteria for initiating audits and analyzes data for reasonable conclusions. The individual will also have responsibility for certain nonprofit administrative tasks, such as government filings and contract management. We need an innovative, forward-thinking professional who doesn’t mind digging into data and searching for potential vulnerabilities. The ideal candidate will have a background in compliance and auditing, as well as a professional certification, such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  

Expected Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000

Primary Job Responsibilities:


  • Objectively review UWNYC’s business processes, evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place, and create a compliance system that effectively addresses organizational needs 
  • Manages daily operation of the compliance and audit function and reports to the VP, Legal & Administration on the status of the program 
  • Assist the VP, Legal and Administration in managing, monitoring, and educating the organization to ensure compliance with internal policies
  • Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes, and contractual obligations 
  • On an ongoing basis, make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and compliance processes
  • Track, prepare, and submit federal, state and local required forms and information to comply with tax, legal and insurance requirements, and ensure that all filings are accurate and timely
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding nonprofit governance and associated rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques, and performance standards
  • Perform other duties appropriate for this position as assigned


  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability, and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
  • Document process and prepare audit findings through memoranda
  • Conduct follow-up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Perform other duties appropriate for this position as assigned

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven compliance and audit experience, preferably at a nonprofit or government entity
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules, and regulations
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Sound independent judgement
  • BS degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent is desirable

Key Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Integrity
  • Professional Skills and Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
  • Creates Strategy-Driven Metrics and Accountabilities

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to with the title "Internal Auditor" in the subject line. No phone calls or faxes accepted.

United Way of New York City is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer