Group Internal Auditor

Sodexo USA Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 2 months ago

Unit Description

Sodexo has an exciting new opening for 2 Group Internal Auditors at our North American Headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong background in operations and strong financial acumen.

This role does require 50% travel including international travel.

The Group Internal Auditor will be responsible for:

  • Performing operational and financial audits in our entities (contract management, finance, supply chain, HR, delegation of authorities, H&S, etc.)

  • Writing audit reports in English and presenting main results to local and Group management

  • Executing special audits as requested by Group Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officers or Chief Financial Officer, including Mergers & Acquisitions, special assistance to subsidiaries, etc

The Group Internal Auditor, may fulfill various roles during the audit execution process: audit lead or auditor roles.

All Group Internal Audit team members may be assigned as Audit Leads.

In general, the Audit Lead assumes overall responsibility for:

  • quality and timely completion of audit planning and preliminary risk assessment, as documented in the Risk and Planning Memo (RPM)
  • progress and quality of the fieldwork, including thorough implementation of the Audit Program
  • quality and timely completion of the Audit Report
  • quality and timely completion of Action Plan Follow-up

In general, the Auditor completes all work according to the requirements of Group Internal Audit, as delegated by the Audit Lead or Audit Manager, and seeks their advice and counsel to avoid lost time.

In detail, the responsibilities of an Auditor are to:

  • complete work for the Risk and Planning Memo (RPM) and Audit Program, as delegated
  • manage individual travel plans (visas, flights, hotels, etc.), in close coordination with the Audit Lead
  • complete all steps of the Audit Program, as delegated, communicating any changes that are made to the Audit Lead
  • ensure thorough Testing and Documentation in the audit software, including
  • recognizing and identifying the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal controls; compliance to laws and regulations and existing policies and procedures; and the reliability of existing management information system applications
  • using adequate audit techniques to measure transactions and get the facts
  • providing adequate support for conclusions
  • preparing audit files in accordance with GIA policies and procedures
  • assigning color ratings for Controls and Audited Areas,
  • providing explanation for controls in the Audit Program that were not tested (and discussing prior with the Audit Lead)
  • submission for review by Audit Lead

Generally, while the auditor fulfills the above roles on a rotational basis, he/she is capable, with appropriate guidance and supervision, of performing a professional audit of the assigned auditable areas.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from a Business or Engineering school (preferred but not required)

  • Financial background with good understanding of risks & internal control

  • Good knowledge of the Sodexo business (notably in operations) OR solid grounding and practical experience in auditing (either financial and/or operational) i.e. internal audit or external audit proven experience

  • Ability to write persuasive and effective reports, clearly defining findings, causes and proposing recommendations.

  • Fluency in English as well as one or several European languages (e.g. French/German/Spanish)

Position Summary

Group Internal Audit (GIA) is a global function reporting administratively to the Chairwoman of the Board and functionally to the Audit Committee. The GIA organization is established throughout 3 locations/offices. Each office has a Head of Audit (HOA), reporting to the SVP Group Internal audit, and managing of team of several auditors. The auditor reports to a Head of Regional/Functional Audit Group.

Main assisgnments include:

  • Performing operational and financial audits in our entities (contract management, finance, supply chain, HR, delegation of authorities, H&S, etc.)
  • Writing audit reports in English and presenting main results to local and Group management Executing special audits as requested by Group Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officers or Chief Financial Officer, including Mergers & Acquisitions, special assistance to subsidiaries, etc.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree

Basic Management Experience

  • 5 years

Basic Functional Experience

  • 3 years financial background with good understanding of risks & internal control

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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Group Internal Auditor

Sodexo USA