Senior Internal Audit

Published March 18th, 2024

The Senior Internal Auditor performs a variety of audit and assurance activities related to evaluating and supporting governance and business risk management processes, financial accounting, IT and operational internal control processes and procedures, and regulatory compliance requirements. Particular areas of focus include SOX 404 compliance (walkthroughs and controls testing) and other financial, operational, IT audit and compliance projects.
This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and transforming environment, learn about many areas of the Company, and interact with all levels and departments across the Company.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Plan, perform, evaluate, summarize and communicate assigned risk assessments and audit activities in a professional, competent, independent and objective manner, including:

  • Assist and support the Company’s SOX readiness effort in 2023 and ongoing SOX compliance afterwards, including assessment and testing of internal controls over financial reporting (application and IT general controls, key reports & spreadsheets).
  • Review the Company’s IT policies and procedures; perform evaluation of control design; and carry out assessment of the effectiveness of company internal controls concerning key IT processes and systems to help ensure the Company’s IT compliance programs are achieved always.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with management across all levels by providing advisory/consulting services on new system implementations or enhancements, changes in processes/controls, and other significant changes impacting the Company.
  • Respond to and support management requests regarding internal control assessments, process and procedure evaluations, special investigations and internal control education.
  • Document business processes within process narratives or flowcharts, identifying risks and mitigating controls.
  • Develop risk and control matrices and test plans for key controls.
  • Perform tests to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of existing controls, and draw conclusions based on factual information.
  • Prepare audit reports and provide management with recommendations and suggestions to improve efficiencies and effectiveness and to remediate control issues/gaps associated with operations and the Company’s control environment.
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly management meetings; prepare presentation and present to the executive leadership team and the Board about audit and assurance activities.
  • Perform data analytics and develop computer-assisted programs to drive audit and advisory engagements.

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, IS/IT, or related field required

  • Minimum of 4 years audit experience
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint required; Cloud Computing, ACL, Data Analytics a plus
  • Prefer consumer products, distribution, manufacturing, or other similar industry experience
  • Experienced with risk assessments, control design evaluation, testing procedures and documentation
  • Experience with SOX 404 implementation and controls requirements
  • Flexibility and capability for financial accounting, IT and operational audit and compliance coverage, including audits of sales, distribution and manufacturing facilities
  • Ability to analyze and identify root causes of internal control issues and make appropriate recommendations
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability and experience in interviewing and collaborating with company managers
  • Ability to manage assignments independently and collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 30% within the Northeast states
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