Cox Enterprises is hiring an Advisory & Assurance Specialist who will assist in the execution of the department's plan, budget, objectives, and goals by performing advisory and assurance projects in accordance with the annual audit plan and risk strategy; driving the overall execution of projects from planning through final report delivery; and collaborating with team members and stakeholders to set responsibilities and manage workloads among multiple engagements.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability in leading diverse teams within simultaneous work streams on multiple projects while utilizing project management standards and performance management techniques. This role will report to the Advisory and Assurance Manager.
Act as an independent and objective assurance and consulting professional by assessing current processes and internal controls and providing recommendations that add value and improve the organization's operations
Apply and leverage understanding of business processes and risk and control concepts to develop risk assessments, audit programs, and testing procedures that appropriately address identified risks and project objectives
Review audit evidence and demonstrate the ability to draw appropriate conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the organization's control environment
Prepare workpapers that are accurate, complete, and well-documented ensuring adherence to applicable professional standards at all times
Perform review of workpapers to ensure that workpapers are accurate, complete, and well-documented ensuring adherence to applicable professional standards at all times
Support business units and processes by identifying continuous improvement opportunities with clear quality, cost, and/or efficiency gains; utilizing data-driven, fact-based analytics to formulate tactical solutions to business issues; and understanding the relationships between mitigating risk, improving performance, and balancing cost/benefit of suggested solutions and changes
Proficiently apply continuous improvement methods by demonstrating end-to-end process perspective and analysis; mastering the advisory and assurance skill sets through active participation in the department curricula; staying abreast of current business and industry developments as well as new pronouncements/standards relevant to Cox business units; and championing continuous improvement and change
Organize and present project information/summaries in a concise, coherent manner through appropriate communication tools and conduits and apply the templates, methodologies, tools, and technologies supporting the department's portfolio of services to deliver high-value deliverables and results
Assist in the evolution of the department's supporting infrastructure by evaluating alternative courses of action; recommending adjustments and improvements; and participating in the department's ongoing transformation into a continuous improvement culture
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, and/or a related business field (e.g. MBA)
Certification(s) Preferred: CIA, CPA, CISA, or Six Sigma
2+ years of performing/leading advisory/assurance projects; demonstrating creative, out-of-box thinking and solid project management principles to drive projects to completion; or an MBA
2+ years of consulting/advisory experience with roles of increasing responsibility; industry experience preferred
Working knowledge of business risks, process improvement methodologies/tools, audit/assurance techniques/programs, creative problem solving skills, and structuring findings/recommendations; defining project objectives, structuring work plans, and conducting fact-based analysis to develop and test hypotheses
Working knowledge and experience with data collection and analysis techniques; detecting and solving complex problems; conducting root cause and failure mode analysis; and applying systemic thinking to thoroughly synthesize information from different sources
Proven ability to work productively with people of diverse functional expertise and backgrounds; building and maintaining excellent working relationships; leading by example in embracing change, resolving conflicts, fostering positive team dynamics, and displaying team-orientation and personal integrity
Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills demonstrating a consistent attention to detail; solid organization and workflow skills
Proficiency with data analysis and process mapping applications; Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
Skilled interpersonally, exhibiting solid experience with collaboration, candor, openness, diplomacy, discretion, and integrity; easily establishing rapport and trust
Results-oriented and self-motivated; demonstrated experience with quickly assimilating new knowledge and remaining current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge
Thriving on new challenges; Demonstrated experience with the following: working with little supervision; managing ambiguity and autonomy; flexibility to work in an unstructured environment; dealing effectively with uncertainty and change
Up to 25% travel
Eligibility to work in the United States
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit www.CoxCSRReport.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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