Senior Internal Auditor

Patterson Companies Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 4 weeks ago


As a Senior Internal Auditor for Patterson Companies, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and experiences, as well as learn about our entire Company, through a variety of audit activities and projects. The Senior Internal Auditor plays an active role throughout all stages of an audit engagement, applying an analytical mindset to make meaningful impacts to the business and add value. A Senior Internal Auditor will demonstrate professional curiosity, a continuous improvement mindset, and the desire and aptitude to rapidly learn new skills. Individuals in this role are comfortable with changes in workload and the focus of that work. The candidate will also exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity by continually upholding the principles of professional standards.


  • Participate in audit risk assessment and audit plan development activities

  • Plan and execute assigned Internal Audit projects, including operational audits, integrated operational/IT audits, SOX assessments / testing, investigations, and special projects

  • Summarize and present audit/project results to Internal Audit management and business partners; assist with other senior leadership presentations, as assigned

  • Advise business partners regarding risks, internal controls, and process improvement opportunities during projects

  • Provide assistance to external auditors during audit, as assigned

  • Lead assigned projects, including Internal Audit quality assessment activities

  • Supervise less experienced auditors during projects

  • Perform other duties, as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • 3+ years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience auditing/assessing business processes and related risks and controls for large companies

  • 1+ years of experience leading audit projects

  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify gaps in controls and provide value-adding recommendations to effectively mitigate risks during projects

  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply understanding of internal audit processes, SOX, and internal controls when executing projects

  • Proven ability to produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner with appropriate oversight

  • Able to independently anticipate and resolve obstacles in a timely manner

  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication skills and ability to effectively present information to business partners

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with business partners, while maintaining appropriate independence

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise less experienced auditors on projects

  • Able to quickly adapt to changing and dynamic environment

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, depending on project assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA) or working towards a professional certification

  • SAP knowledge

  • Experience in supply chain, the distribution industry, and/or data analytics

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Senior Internal Auditor

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