Manager, Internal Audit Job Description

Manager, Internal Audit Job Description

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Manager, internal audit provides education and training to management and staff on SOX compliance concepts and financial reporting risk management principles.

Manager, Internal Audit Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage audits and perform project management duties in the planning, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of auditors over financial, operational, SOX, and IT audits
Manage relationship with external audit firm on SOX testing and issues
Manage audit staff in the execution of audits ensuring adherence to audit methodologies and standards
Ensure audits are conducted with integrity, accountability, and ethically according to general accepted auditing standards
Educate the business in control best practice by applying current industry and regulatory knowledge, technical expertise and complying with relevant policies
Applying knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws
Assist in performing and analyzing the annual risk assessment results
Assist in preparing audit committee updates and management dashboards
Act as a liaison between various levels of management and the audit team to discuss audit findings and solutions to remediate audit issues
Develop and maintain relationships with “auditees” and staff

Manager, Internal Audit Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Manager, Internal Audit

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CIA, CPA, CISA, CFE, CISSP, MBA, CA, IIA, CAMS, CIIA

Education for Manager, Internal Audit

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the manager, internal audit 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, Education, Business/Administration, MBA, Auditing, Military, Information Technology, Economics

Skills for Manager, Internal Audit

Desired skills for manager, internal audit include:

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Excel
Policies
Multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
SAP
US GAAP
Audit methodologies
SOX
ACL
Auditing standards

Desired experience for manager, internal audit includes:

Bachelor’s degree required, with solid financial management and auditing training
Perform advanced financial and operational audits in multiple disciplines
Conducting the entrance conference at the beginning of each audit
Keeping the VP informed regarding the status of audits in progress, the targeted audit completion, and the scheduling of the formal audit review meetings
Participate in the recruitment and hiring of internal audit staff
Teach, coach, train and motivate internal audit staff

Manager, Internal Audit Examples

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Manager, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a manager, internal audit. 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 manager, internal audit
  • Planning, execution & completion of internal audits including issue of final audit reports, in accordance with departmental policies, methodologies and IIA standards
  • Assist with the co-ordination of client expectations
  • Co-develop and maintain the client file, risk analysis and audit plan
  • Monitor the execution of the audit plan, and risk developments that impact on the plan
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as the preparation of key departmental reports
  • Make quality decisions regarding the content and presentation of reports
  • Assist audit staff in improving their own skill sets through training and direct coaching
  • Assist in the preparation of/prepares individual audit plans to ensure that the scope, approach, resourcing and logistics of an audit are appropriately planned
  • Obtain, analyze and syntheses information for reporting on the adequacy of the internal control environment
  • Based on audit fieldwork, draft audit findings which articulate key issues and risks and propose root causes
Qualifications for manager, internal audit
  • Superior organizational skills to track time spent on projects
  • Broad understanding of IT controls and mapping under new COSO guidelines
  • Prior audit experience with retail store operations
  • Prior audit experience with public companies
  • Experience with Audit - Products
  • At least 5 years in banking or auditing of financial services
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, internal audit. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for manager, internal audit
  • Plan, organize and deliver work on audit engagements to assess the adequacy of the control framework and document risk issues for business management in a clear and objective way
  • Provide input to Head of Audit to develop and agree a risk-based plan that meets regulatory requirements
  • Provide a supportive, learning focused environment by managing, developing and appraising staff on the engagement teams
  • Support the Head of Audit with Relationship Management/Continuous Auditing work on an on-going basis
  • Understanding the technology supporting business processes
  • End-to-end lifecycle of IAG training programs
  • Designing, developing, and delivering audit-related training program components to diverse groups of auditors with varying levels of experience
  • Project management associated with IAG trainings and annual conferences, including coordination with SMEs/instructors, communications, logistics, attendance, and administration of the Learning Management System
  • Monitoring regulatory trends and provide auditors with relevant training and communications on regulatory developments, as applicable
  • Tracking employee participation in training programs to ensure compliance with IAG training requirements and to provide periodic reporting to IAG management.IAG’s training program and/or audit methodology
Qualifications for manager, internal audit
  • CPA, MBA, or CISA
  • Manufacturing industry experience exposure
  • Providing support to for special projects led by the greater Professional Practices team, as needed
  • Knowledge of both traditional instructor-led delivery methods alternative, e-Learning capabilities
  • Willingness to travel 25-35%, international travel is also available if desired
  • Manage and monitor time charged to each audit engagement to complete the assignments within the established budgets and timelines
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of manager, internal audit. 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 manager, internal audit
  • To plan, carry out and on occasions lead risk driven audit assignments on a functional or area basis under the guidance of a Head of Audit
  • Assist the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit in the development of the annual audit plan, strategy and budget to insure coverage of physical and financial assets and risks and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements
  • Assist Vice President in the assessment, tracking, and reporting of Sarbanes-Oxley testing results including control deficiencies
  • Provide thought leadership and contribute in developing framework, methodology, programs and tools around new audit areas
  • Research and develop new, better approaches in order to improve Internal Audit’s effectiveness
  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of multiple audits
  • Responsible for the coordination and execution of the supervisory controls testing program in compliance with NYSE Rule 342 and NASD Rule 3012
  • Coordinate the execution of outsourced audits and communications with 3rd parties as needed
  • Coordinate communications with the external auditors and the execution of audit procedures performed in assistance with the Firm’s annual financial statement audit
  • Prepare detailed reports of findings and recommendations for improvement and report audit results to management
Qualifications for manager, internal audit
  • Ability to act with professionalism and diplomacy when communicating with a customer and
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal management
  • Proven experience of Internal Audit plan roll outs
  • Development of audit departments
  • Strong experience across process/procedure improvement
  • Arabic (preferred)
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a manager, internal audit. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for manager, internal audit
  • Represent IA’s views/assessments while working with other departments, and manage the external resources to do the same
  • Identify cost recovery opportunities and lead the effort in recouping lost funds, where applicable
  • Operational & Financial Audits - 75%
  • Execution of audit plan – developing and determining scope, reviewing documents and writing audit reports for review
  • Developing comprehensive global risk assessment
  • Manage assurance and advisory audit engagements from planning through execution and reporting
  • Make controls improvements recommendations to enhance business processes
  • Analyze control environments to ensure existing controls are adequate and recommend control design changes where necessary
  • Provide assistance to external auditors during interim or annual reviews
  • Review, through specific audit assignments, that adequate internal controls are implemented in the Group companies which effectively and efficiently manage the inherent business risks
Qualifications for manager, internal audit
  • Professional certification CIA preferred
  • 5-8 years’ progressive experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • 7-10+ years progressive audit experience in a public accounting firm and/or internal audit department, demonstrating progression in knowledge, experience, and leadership in auditing banking and financial services
  • Experience in external & internal audit
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business management or a related field required
  • 6+ years of auditing or complimentary business experience required including supervision
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manager, internal audit. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manager, internal audit
  • Operates within the context of generally defined processes and internal controls and external governmental compliance and regulatory requirements, , SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCAOB Auditing Standards
  • Adhere to departmental professional auditing standards (e.g., IIA professional standards)
  • Ensure that all employees' actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures and applicable laws and regulations
  • Design both preventive and mitigating internal controls
  • This position has no direct reports, but will oversee third party audit resources manage audits and special projects
  • Assist the SVP of Internal Audit in the development of the annual audit plan, strategy and budget
  • Assist SVP in the assessment, tracking, and reporting of Sarbanes-Oxley testing results
  • Contribute towards building Internal Audit’s knowledge, technical tools and capabilities at the individual and team level
  • Discuss audit issues with management
  • Provide support and input related to the management and development of Internal Audit resources
Qualifications for manager, internal audit
  • CPA, CFA, or CIA are preferred
  • General knowledge of IT concepts and control frameworks
  • Experience performing operational audits
  • Exposure to regulators (i.e., FRB, OCC, SEC, FINRA)
  • Preferably 5 years of internal audit experience, highly prefer candidates with Manufacturing financial and operational audit experience
  • Willing to travel 50% to PRC

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