Our client, a leading global retail brand, is looking for an Internal Audit Lead to join their growing team.
02nd December, 2019
Job Description & Synthesis
Our client, a leading retail brand, seeks to optimize the financial and operational performance of their brands. Associates in their Finance function are highly valued business partners, providing actionable insights, maintaining focus on internal controls, and appropriately managing risk.
The Internal Audit Lead is responsible for conducting financial, operational and compliance audits designed to address the most important risks and strategic priorities of the company. In addition, they will have primary responsibility for managing the department’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley efforts, including training audit staff, supervising work, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, and maturing the department’s audit processes. Internal Audit associates are a coveted resource within the organization and, with proven success, can transition to other Accounting or Finance roles after 2+ years.
Manage the department’s annual SOX efforts, including independent risk and design assessment, walkthroughs, testing, and coordination with the company’s controller’s organization and external auditors
Assist with the creation of and execution against audit programs for financial, operational, and compliance audits
Help identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of audit processes, including maturing the department with more automated testing approaches and improved use of technology
Work with a variety of cross-functional partners to identify risk, related mitigation strategies, process improvements and other key objectives outlined in the annual audit plan
Special projects on an ad hoc basis
BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance
4-6 years of public accounting and/or relevant internal audit experience, CPA preferred
Progressive experience supporting and leading audit engagements
Strong time management and organizational skills
A collaborative approach to working with cross-functional partners, with a focus on driving results and finding solutions
Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to influence others
Must be efficient with MS Office; Workiva, Blackline and Peoplesoft Finance is a plus