Our client, a leading private equity firm, is looking for an experienced Auditor to join their growing team.
07th October, 2021
Our client is a publicly-traded statutory trust that operates similar to a private equity group. The Company was formed to acquire and manage a group of small and middle-market businesses headquartered in North America and currently have controlling interests and manage nine subsidiaries classified as either “consumer brand” or “niche industrial” portfolio companies. They are currently recruiting for the position of Internal Auditor to work out of their Westport, CT office.
Job Description & Synthesis
Internal Audit is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial, and regulatory, and compliance-related audits. Depending upon qualifications and years of experience, candidates will be considered for either a Staff or Senior Internal Audit role. Under the direction of the Internal Audit Senior Director-East Coast, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects.
Perform walkthroughs and help document processes and internal controls
Examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the subsidiaries’ system of internal control and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities
Review and appraise the soundness of internal controls and determine the adequacy of these controls for SOX 404 compliance
Conduct audit testing of specified areas and identify reportable issues and dimensions of risk
Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement
Research new or technical subjects when required to support certain audits
Attend internal/external meetings to expand professional expertise and maintain professional contacts that support assigned functions
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
Junior/Senior role: 2 to 8 years accounting experience, preferably through public accounting/auditing and/or industry experience (specifically manufacturing)
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook
Strong analytical skills and written/verbal communication
Ability to adapt to change quickly and multi-task
Must be US Citizen
Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary.