The Lead Internal Auditor works independently or as part of a team reporting to the Internal Audit Manager or Internal Audit Senior Manager. This position is responsible for leading the planning, execution, and reporting of financial and operational audits, fraud investigations and special projects, and leads projects associated with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
The Internal Audit function is responsible for assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and safeguarding of Company assets. The function provides independent and objective assurance to management and the Audit Committee by evaluating the effectiveness of governance and risk management activities, ensuring that controls are in place and working effectively, performing fraud investigations and completing special projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee. Internal Audit is responsible for identifying opportunities for operational and control improvements to mitigate risk and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes across the Company’s global businesses.
The Internal Audit organization is viewed as a training ground for high performing talent seeking a developmental assignment and exposure to the global operations of the Company.
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a business-related field including Management Information Systems is required.
Seven or more years of audit or accounting experience. Big 4 audit firm or equivalent audit experience preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is required. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) a plus.
Some experience in the management and professional development of audit staff.
Knowledge of SAP and data analytical audit tools (e.g. ACL, Excel, IDEA) a plus.
Experience within a manufacturing or distribution environment is preferred
International experience is highly desirable.
Experience in executing and maintaining a SOX program
Some experience in leading and executing operational, financial and IT audits
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 50%
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of internal auditing standards, COSO, risk assessment practices, US GAAP and US GAAS, information technology, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities.
Strong audit and accounting skills.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, good judgment and an ability to influence others, and function as a business partner.
A team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people work together to produce outstanding results, and an ability to constructively reconcile differences in an open and positive manner.