Internal Audit Staff

Location: Northern Chicago Suburbs, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $70,000.00 - $110,000.00
Date: 7/11/2018
Job ID: 02610501
Job Description
$5.4B National Wholesale Distributor—Northern Chicago Suburbs—Salary Commensurate with Experience
The Sizzle
  • Company offers a shuttle to the office from the Metra Station.
  • “A” plus offices with on-site food services/cafeteria and tons of room for growth.
  • Minimal travel (5-10%) with possibility to work remotely once a week after a few months of employment.
Minimum Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required (CPA or CIA preferred) and 1-2 years’ public accounting experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related business field required (CPA/CIA/CISA and MBA preferred) and 3-7 years’ accounting and/or internal controls experience (BIG 4/Top 10 CPA experience preferred).
  • Experience in identifying risks associated with processes (risk assessment), identifying internal controls within a process, and performing gap analysis.
  • Same as Senior, but with 7+ years’ accounting and/or internal controls experience (at least 3 years BIG 4/Top 10 CPA experience preferred).
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in performing data analytics and IT audit a plus.
  • Strong understanding of GAAS and GAAP, SOX, Section 404, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting, COSO 2013, and NASDAQ Listing Standards.
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting.
  • Proven project management experience and/or experience managing audits and/or audit plan highly preferred.
  • Superior technical skills and analytical capabilities.
  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (verbal, written, presentation).
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels throughout the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); experience with Visio and SharePoint.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Serve as a team member on value added business process and assurance audits identifying opportunities to improve operational process and control efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Evaluate accounting, compliance, and governance practices where relevant.
  • Support facilitation of various aspects of the SOX certification program.
  • Maintain organized audit evidence to support conclusions and adhere to department standards.
  • Contribute to annual Internal Audit risk assessment and audit plan development.
  • Develop good relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Work effectively with the Company’s external auditors regarding SOX results and work performed on behalf of external auditors.
Senior – Same as above and:
  • Execute special corporate or department projects as needed/directed.
  • Understand and stay abreast of accounting, audit, business, economic, and industry developments and their impact on the company.
  • Use technology to continually improve team work flow and testing approaches.
  • Invest in self-development and understand and demonstrate Company's Core Values.
Manager – Same as above and:
  • Manage the Company’s Section 404 certification program for assigned processes including scope review, process documentation, and control identification.
  • Review management’s testing, evaluate effectiveness of key internal controls, and support management’s assessment of deficiencies.
  • Supervise work products of team members ensuring appropriate documentation, audit and testing evidence, conclusions, and adherence to department standards.
  • Contribute to annual Internal Audit risk assessment and audit plan development.
  • Support corporate governance committees in evaluating risks and effectiveness of management’s processes and risk mitigation plans.
  • Prepare Audit Committee and other Board materials regarding status of audit plan and SOX certification program, audit results and findings, and other accomplishments/topics.
  • Develop strong, long term relationships with key internal stakeholders, including the senior management team.
  • Support and assess the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program.