Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Internal Audit Senior Job Description

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Internal audit senior provides reports to the audit committee on the company’s system of internal controls, significant audit issues, investigations and special projects.

Internal Audit Senior Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Identify and evaluate complex business risks, internal controls that mitigate such risks, and related opportunities for ICFR improvement
Participate in drafting audit planning documentation required, ensuring adequate coverage of all risks to permit the issuance of an overall opinion on internal controls and risk Management practices to senior management
Assume additional duties as they arise, cross train within the department and be responsive to the needs of the entire department
Perform audit procedures in the execution of the Company's SOX Compliance program and certain Internal Audit related projects
Assist in preparing the annual SOX risk assessment and Internal Audit Plan
Manage the Company's self-assessment and quarterly certification process
Perform and document SOX walkthroughs in accordance with the Company's frameworks
Summarize audit test results and communicate deficiencies and recommendations to the process owners
Stay apprised of new SOX compliance guidelines and interpretations
Perform financial, IT, and operational internal audits under the direction of the Director of Internal Audit to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

Internal Audit Senior Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Internal Audit Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, CA, CFE, CMA, CISSP, CISM, CCIM, PMP

Education for Internal Audit Senior

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the internal audit senior job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Business/Administration, Information Systems, Economics, MBA, Communication, Accountancy, Auditing

Skills for Internal Audit Senior

Desired skills for internal audit senior include:

Internal controls
Technologies used to build complex IT environments
US GAAP
COBIT
Competitor activities
Market trends
NIST
Deloitte products and service lines
Application security
Audit profession

Desired experience for internal audit senior includes:

Operate as a full time ambassador, thoughtful leader and champion of the Internal Audit vision and strategy by demonstrating support and actively communicating with the team and the business
Develop strategy, design and lead the development of new internal audit processes and ongoing process improvements that includes robust frameworks, methodologies, processes, deliverables and quality assurance mechanisms for all team workstreams
Set the team up for success and hold people accountable
Continually look for ideas and opportunities that will drive greater efficiency and value to the audit process and implement them
Assist in planning and execution of high quality financial and compliance audits and reviews, under minimal supervision from Internal Audit Sr
Leverage in-depth knowledge of key business focus areas such as sales & marketing programs, professional services, human resources, information technology, to ensure the successful development of risk assessments, analysis of critical drivers of business risk, assessment of supporting process activities and proposal of value add business process improvements to executive management

Internal Audit Senior Examples

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Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of internal audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for internal audit senior
  • Perform internal audit reviews/projects of business (i.e., financial, operational, compliance, ) and/or Information Technology (IT) processes and infrastructure, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) readiness reviews and testing
  • Provide insights and practical solutions in response to gaps in risk management
  • Plan and lead smaller or less complex AML audit projects
  • Participate in AML audits through the completion of higher risk audit sections on larger and more complex audit projects in accordance with the IAS standards
  • Execute AML audit testing in audits of other business platforms as required
  • Review and approve AML audit programs and working papers completed by auditors not in the AML team, providing guidance and knowledge transfer where required
  • Acts as the secondary AML point of reference for IAS audit groups in the assigned business platforms, ensuring there is appropriate understanding of AML risks in their audit universe
  • Interact with multiple levels of management
  • Fast-paced audit assignments
  • Direct report to Vice-President Internal Audit
Qualifications for internal audit senior
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel domestically with overnight stays up to 25%
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field preferred
  • Certification as CPA, CIA, and/or CISA preferred
  • Lead audits to understand, assess, benchmark and test risks, controls and processes
  • Develop practical improvement action plans with process owners
  • Prepare project reporting for operational and executive management and the Audit Committee
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Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of internal audit senior. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for internal audit senior
  • Monitor and actively follow-up on the implementation of recommendations made by internal audit to ensure improvements are made to controls, processes, and systems
  • Assist in the development of a rotational audit plan for all auditable units
  • Identify the risks, controls, and critical processes related to the auditable unit
  • Review, update, and enforce Internal Audit standards, responsibilities, and programs on a regular basis
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team
  • Evaluate the validity of automated financial systems and controls, and develop techniques for auditing processes
  • Coordinate with the independent auditors on various audit issues, external audit activities
  • Collaborate with senior accounting leadership and your IT Audit peers to lead, plan, organize and execute the annual SOX compliance program
  • Ensure team delivers SOX walkthroughs and testing documentation on time and with high quality
  • Execute walkthrough and testing of high risk financial processes requiring your expertise
Qualifications for internal audit senior
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to accuracy
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and Sharepoint
  • Demonstrate good judgment in solving complex problems identifying problems in advance
  • Willing and able to perform hands-on audit work while guiding and directing the work of others
  • Able to drive to results with limited supervision in an often unstructured working environment
  • Able to work effectively with all levels of staff including up to executive management
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Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of internal audit senior. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for internal audit senior
  • Identifying audit objectives for the process, system or department being evaluated
  • Identifies innovative practices and procedures that result in entity‐wide high performance through analysis and learning from past experiences
  • Prepare internal audit reports and recommend corrective actions process improvements
  • In collaboration with Company executives and management, organizes and oversees the development, execution and reporting of the Company’s annual SOX Plan in compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and related SEC rules and regulations
  • Perform audit procedures of corporate and/or majority owned stores located at company store locations, and division offices
  • Review findings with the store director or person in charge, complete audit reporting, provide audit report to the Manager or Supervisor for review
  • Perform review of others results and audit, provide feedback where needed
  • Assist with annual planning and risk assessment process, suggest changes as needed to the audit program, and update audit tool as needed
  • Assist the Manager with escalated items, questions, issues, and special projects as the need arises
  • Assist the Manager with implementation/maintenance of Store Audit software and related programing
Qualifications for internal audit senior
  • Prior audit experience with retail store operations, inventory management, and 3rd party monitoring
  • Previous experience in FCPA and other compliance related audits
  • CPA and/or CIA and/or CISA (or local equivalent) preferred
  • CPA/CA or CIA
  • Experience working in the nonprofit or INGO sectors or grant supported organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control – Integrated Framework
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Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an internal audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for internal audit senior
  • Operate independently and be the primary person responsible for immersing themselves in a process or group of processes and must be able to explain, after a relatively short time, how a process operates, what risks are inherent in the process, what controls exist to mitigate those risks, and how effectively the controls are designed and operating
  • Quickly and proactively build a deep understanding of GP’s Internal Financial Control Standards, policies and guidelines, financial risks associated with each business and business capability
  • Lead audit teams in the corporate office onsite at our manufacturing facilities (typically 1-week assignments), delivering actionable insights to our internal customers
  • Execute the audit process efficiently, accurately and consistently
  • Plan, coordinate, and perform financial, operational or compliance audits
  • Use data acquisition and analysis tools to identify risk, test assertions, and provide recommendations
  • Prepare high quality reports on findings
  • Interview process owners and operators to gain an understanding of their processes
  • Develop audit tests to address risks and assess adherence to prescribed processes
  • Help maintain a partnership with leaders throughout the audit process and ensure the Internal Audit team is seen as a group of trusted professionals that execute value-added processes
Qualifications for internal audit senior
  • Ability to work well under demanding and dynamic environment (tight deadlines)
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, AIS, MIS, Economy, or/and Master’s in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economy, MIS
  • CIA/CPA/CCSA Candidate will be given additional consideration
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects under time constraints, often with only a portion of the information needed
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule and the work schedules of others for short and long-term deliverables
  • Ability to work independently, use good judgment, and produce creative and practical solutions
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Internal Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of internal audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for internal audit senior
  • To carry out special projects when required
  • To monitor implementation of action plans
  • Complete special advisory projects as assigned
  • Implementing and maintaining audit procedures designed to provide assurance that operations, financial statements, and reports comply with company policy, generally accepted accounting principles
  • Possess excellent project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Reporting audit findings and making recommendations for corrective actions, and also adds value by bringing a systematic, disciplined and balanced approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of controls, risk management activities and governance processes
  • Coordinating Internal Audit activities with those of the external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, elimination of duplicate efforts, and improved efficiency and effectiveness of all audit activities
  • Developing strong, professional and independent relationships with functional management and their staffs
  • Review and provide feedback on auditor work papers and provide guidance and mentoring to audit staff
  • Preparing comprehensive written reports
Qualifications for internal audit senior
  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO *LI-HD#ACCT
  • Under Graduate degree and professional accounting designation
  • Knowledge of data centric concepts such as TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, VoIP, Ethernet, VPN, Wireless and working knowledge of Windows 2Kx, Oracle (or other relational database) and UNIX
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, able to work independently yet be a team player
  • Big 4 and/or national public accounting firm experience
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, counsel, train and develop skills of others

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