Proactively plans, leads and participates in audits and special projects globally.
Defines the specific objectives, theory and scope of audit work to be performed, including risk analysis and audit programming.
Carries out assigned Sarbanes Oxley related activities such as scoping analysis, planning and management testing.
Ensures timely and effective accomplishment of administrative tasks related to planning and performing audits.
Assists in the coordination of work performed with the independent public accountants.
Interviews individuals and surveys activities in audit areas assigned.
Ensures audit approach and work program addresses the highest risk areas given the time available.
Analyzes processes and data and assesses level of compliance with applicable procedures, adequacy of controls, efficiency and effectiveness of operations and accuracy of reported information.
Drafts, reviews and discusses audit findings with Internal Audit management and the management of the audited unit (and higher level management, as appropriate) on a timely basis.
Reviews and ensures the timely completion all staff audit work performed.
Completes work papers appropriate to the type of assignment.
Responsible for compiling draft audit reports in the field for management review prior to audit closing meetings.
Assists management with the development of department planning and scheduling.
Involvement with special projects such as investigations, acquisitions, and other value-added process improvement activities.
Demonstrates understanding and application of the International Standards for the Professional
Practice of Internal Auditing and the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
Professional certifications CPA preferred, but CFA or CIA would be considered
5+ years experience, with at least 3 years in big 4 public accounting preferred; strong regional firms also considered
Project management experience: demonstrated ability to lead teams and deliver results
Sarbanes-Oxley Act section 404 and compliance management experience
Proficient in Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Generally accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Experience with developing, testing, and documenting internal controls in a SOX framework, analyzing processes (accounting and operations), identifying deficiencies and implementing process improvements.
Willingness to progress career outside of audit and potentially relocate opportunities dependent on performance.