Senior Internal Auditor

Brady Corporation Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 1 week ago

Company Overview:

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady's products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the Company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2018, employed approximately 6,200 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady's fiscal 2018 sales were approximately $1.17 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

Position Reports To: Director, Internal Audit

Position Summary

This position is accountable for driving continuous improvement through a combination of financial/compliance audits, operational assessments and other special projects, while maintaining objectivity and confidentiality. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and networking skills, an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other functional leaders, strong business acumen and a desire to understand and impact the business beyond finance and compliance and operate as a true business partner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in completing the annual risk assessment process

  • Assist in defining specific objectives and testing procedures for audits, assessments and special projects

  • Conduct financial, advisory and operational audits, including control testing

  • Conduct IT general controls audits, application controls audits, information security assessments and participate in other special projects such as governance assessments

  • Verify accuracy of financial records and related transactions

  • Evaluate process and controls to confirm process narratives, document an independent understanding of the process flow and to identify control failures and improvement opportunities

  • Evaluate processes and controls to identify control failures and improvement opportunities

  • Prepare and present comprehensive written and oral audit reports to local management, the Director of Internal Audit, executive management and the audit committee

  • Track and assess adequacy of management actions to remediate findings and control deficiencies

  • Conduct external audit testing procedures and serve as a liaison between the external audit team and internal resources

  • Establish good communication with all levels of management before, during and after an audit, assessment or special project

  • Perform special auditing assignments as directed by management or the audit committee

  • Provide supervision and training to internal audit staff

  • Assist in preparation of materials to be presented to the audit committee

  • Maintain objectivity and confidentiality

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree (accounting major)

  • Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP, GAAS, SEC reporting, SOX and technical accounting

  • Knowledge of manufacturing industry practices, as well as general business processes and procedures (e.g., order-to-cash, purchase-to-pay and general ledger)

  • Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational, documentation and investigative skills

  • 2+ years related work experience (public accounting experience preferred)

  • Position requires approximately 20% travel, including international

Desired Characteristics

  • Certification (e.g., CPA, CIA)

  • Experience with SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, ACL

  • Knowledge of IT industry best practices, emerging technologies and risks (e.g. Cloud Computing, Mobile Device management), regulatory provisions (e.g. SOX, PCI) and general business processes, procedures and methodologies (e.g. ITIL, GTAG, GAIT).

  • Familiarity with segregation of duties

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