Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Finance
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 7% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Sr. Financial Compliance Auditor works closely with programs, legal compliance and finance staff including field offices (domestic and international) and most importantly with recipient of federal grant subawards(affiliates) on all matters related to financial compliance and internal controls. The Auditor will be responsible for all compliance with all applicable federal, state and local government and private grant and funding rules and regulations to ensure compliance with federal and donor requirements. The successful applicant will collaborate with LIRS's Headquarters, Affiliates and Field Offices to ensure that rules and regulations are adhered to, and adequate internal control are in place to mitigate risk.


  • Develop, implement, and refine a financial risk management program, including developing an audit program for grant sub awardees (affiliates), action plans, and alignment with a formal risk mitigation strategy for addressing compliance risk impacting LIRS resulting from federal grants and contracts, state requirements, and donor/funder obligations.
  • Develop and maintain an infrastructure that meets oversight requirements for LIRS as a prime contractor, which operates through affiliates and multiple field offices (domestic and international) in compliance with FAR and 2 CFR 200 and other applicable rules and regulations.
  • Interpret complex and broad regulations and guidelines of multiple donor funding. Provide extensive guidance and training for award management, compliance, systems, and reporting.
  • Collaborate with Grants and Contract Compliance Officer by reviewing, advising and providing input regarding RFPs, RFAs, and other types of bid requests or donor solicitations and proposal preparation with regards to regulatory, risk mitigation, or potential compliance issues.
  • Inform due diligence and preparation of certain regulatory-specific component parts to proposals, such as representations and financial reports and certifications.
  • Coordinate with the grants finance team to contribute as needed and provide compliance and financial risk input on budget proposals and budget notes, cost and pricing information, level of effort, indirect cost calculations and presentation.
  • Conduct and perform regular structured field and desk audit of recipients of sub awardees (affiliates) following a well-defined audit program on a regular basis.
  • Monitor award throughout its life cycle for potential financial risks and actively engage with cross-functional team on mitigation of risks as they arise.
  • Perform risk assessment on proposed sub-awardees and annual risk assessment on existing sub-awardees, in accordance with 2 CFR 200, including federal award disbarment.
  • Review subawards and supporting financial documentation and provides guidance to program and field office staff on subaward management.
  • Upon close-down of a project, assist with close-outs, including technical assistance and assists with final disposition of property.
  • Ensure internal control systems are maintained and up to date with all current awards and obligations
  • Maintain LIRS's policy manuals related to internal requirements and system and provide input to other policies relating to contracts, grants, or subawards.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to program and finance staff on various contractual areas such as cost share, prior approvals, allowable/unallowable costs or activities, audit requirements, restricted items, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting-Finance or related field and at least 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPA preferred along with work experience as an internal and external auditor.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and plan audit programs, internal control assessments, flowcharts and other relevant tools for assessing and mitigating financial risks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written to provide audit reports and findings.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and to accomplish work through others.
  • Attention to detail and follow-through required.
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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