Director, Internal Audit

Havertys Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Haverty Furniture Inc, has begun a search for a Director of Internal Audit. This Senior Leadership role reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and dotted line to the CFO. The Director

  • Internal Audit provides leadership and managed direction to a team of internal auditors tasked with ensuring that the corporate books are in order, complying with corporate internal controls and approved information systems procedures as well as conforming with federal and state accounting standards and accepted accounting principles.


Develop internal audit framework consistent with other well-run, publicly traded companies, leveraging leading practices from other industries and firms as relevant.

  • Lead, direct, and develop teams of internal audit and internal control personnel to assess the internal control environment, while advising on efficient and effective business processes

  • Manage external firms or outsourced providers as needed

  • Identify systems, business and process improvement opportunities and work with leaders to implement changes as needed

  • Work with process owners to identify process-level risks and to design, document, and implement mitigating internal controls

  • Define internal control testing programs for Internal Audit function

  • Work with the Audit Committee to develop the annual audit plan based on risk assessment

  • Report audit findings to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and executive leadership on a periodic basis

  • Perform any special projects as assigned by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors

  • Responsible in all aspects of planning and coordinating Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") and internal audit of controls, including entity level controls

  • Assists in the development of Sarbanes-Oxley self-assessment programs for key controls and performs SOX self-assessment testing for all business processes including IT functions and entity level controls

  • Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and any other relevant policies and standards as directed.


  • Assist external auditors to reduce external audit fees, which includes interim and year-end assistance, conducting walkthroughs and compliance testing

  • Manage and monitor the SOX Hotline

  • Execute SOX 404 Compliance project which includes testing and reporting, along with annual and quarterly certifications

  • Responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all store physical inventories including cycle counting markets.

  • Monitor and evaluate DC cycle counts - compliance and results

  • Participate in the Vendor Risk Management assessments

  • Continuous monthly / quarterly monitoring of key areas and controls

  • Cash Liability

  • Warranty payments and reclasses

  • Freight reserves

  • Inventory balances

  • AR roll-forward

  • Physical inventory signoffs and results

  • Provide ongoing assistance and monitoring of system development activities.

  • Assist Operations with store openings, closing, conversions to / from other markets, etc.

  • Assist Operations and Risk Management with casualty losses

  • Provide Loss Prevention direction and support

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related field

  • CPA, CIA or other professional certification required

  • Minimum 15 years combined external and internal audit experience

  • Prior experience in a major Public Accounting firm (Big 4 preferred)

  • Prior experience leading an internal audit function for a publicly traded company preferred

  • Extensive knowledge GAAP, IFRS, and the IIA Standards

  • Strong internal control background

  • Strong leadership and presentation skills-Executive presence as demonstrated through excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience interacting with senior leadership

  • Experience working in the retail/multi-unit sector preferred

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties upon the request of his superior.

Havertys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Havertys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Manager, Business Process, Management

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