Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

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Senior, internal audit provides leadership throughout the system in regard to facility and professional auditing, managing internal and external auditing and account resolution inquiries.

Senior, Internal Audit Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead global audit projects ensuring appropriate visibility of geographic business risks
Manages the life cycle of technology audits, as assigned,which assess the design adequacy and operating effectiveness of technology controls
Assist in the planning, design and execution of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) testing requirements for public companies subject to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
Lead interviews and walkthroughs with process owners
Evaluate and document deficiencies
Prepare root cause analysis
Provide status updates and preliminary lists of audit findings to internal audit leadership
Proficiency with SOX-driven requirements associated with ICFR documentation
Identify internal control gaps and deficiencies, efficiency and effectiveness opportunities
Demonstrate excellent professional oral and written communications in order to establish working relationships with client personnel and communicate engagement results

Senior, Internal Audit Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior, Internal Audit

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

Education for Senior, Internal Audit

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior, 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, Business/Administration, Information Systems, Economics, MBA, Communication, Accountancy, Auditing

Skills for Senior, Internal Audit

Desired skills for senior, internal audit include:

Auditing standards
Internal controls
International accounting
Applications
Databases
Operating systems
Various technologies
Accounting principles and auditing standards internal control principles
COSO framework and Internal auditing standards
Common data analysis tools and CAAT

Desired experience for senior, internal audit includes:

Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other MS Office products
Strong project management abilities excellent interpersonal and professional communication skills, both verbal and written
Must be an independent, self-motivated individual who has the ability to work on various projects, at varying degrees of complexity and accompanying stress, with a dedication to delivering a quality and timely work product
Ability to efficiently communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
Must stay current in emerging technologies, industry trends and innovative practices
Must pursue additional industry and business knowledge through training, continuing education, and certifications

Senior, Internal Audit Examples

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Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior, internal audit. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior, internal audit
  • Perform on-site audit work including conduct meetings with stakeholders, review supporting documentation, identify/document/ communicate findings, and draft working papers and other audit related deliverables
  • Review, test and report on CCAR/FBO/IHC results and documentation related to the Finance processes for conformance with policies other various requirements
  • Develop appropriate working paper evidence, audit reporting documentation other audit related documentation
  • Work with businesses to develop and implement continuous assurance processes
  • Plan, lead and conduct country, US program and functional audits, special reviews and investigations
  • Draft audit reports that include conclusions and recommendations to correct identified deficiencies and review with appropriate location/function management
  • Ensure adherence to the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards
  • Assist the Senior Director, Internal Audit in developing annual audit plans that addresses significant risks of the organization
  • Assist the Senior Director, Internal Audit in continuously improving the audit process through new tools and techniques
  • Responsible for providing status updates to all levels of leadership for the audit area and within Internal Audit, communicating observations timely and effectively assessing the risk/impact of observations
Qualifications for senior, internal audit
  • Will hold a recognised accountancy qualification, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or be a ‘Certified Internal Auditor’
  • 3+ year's experience in either internal or external audit within practice although non practice background will be considered
  • Follow up on the implementation of action plans
  • Develop and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Develop and enhance the skills of Internal Audit personnel
  • Works collaboratively with audit team, business stakeholders and contract staff
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Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior, 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 senior, internal audit
  • Interface with the company’s management and to ensure that processes and internal controls are effective in managing operational, financial, regulatory, and business risks
  • Analyze and aggregate SOX issues and advance when necessary
  • Draft and ensure completion of audit programs, questionnaires
  • Followup on prior audit findings and work with issue owners to ensure timely completion
  • Review operational structure for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external subject matter experts
  • Assist on departmental initiatives/projects as needed
  • Key skills and abilities include project management, influencing, facilitation, process development, analysis, and problem solving
  • Lead M&A due diligence reviews
  • Lead reviews to ensure compliance with SOX (302 and 404)
Qualifications for senior, internal audit
  • Develop an understanding of the business relationships across the business
  • Understanding of business and IT process
  • Specific technology industry experience
  • Good understanding of corporate organizations and their governance, risk management and controls practices
  • Consistently demonstrates a proactive approach
  • Demonstrate effective management and leadership of teams
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Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior, internal audit. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior, internal audit
  • Check and control compliance with procedures and processes of the company the reasonableness of the accompanying documents
  • Manage projects within time budgets and target dates, reporting any timing problems or budget over-runs to Director and AVP
  • Present findings and recommendations to business unit management
  • Sarbanes Oxley – Coordinate internal audit testing and remediation follow-up with Internal Audit Manager, VP of Internal Audit and external auditors to ensure compliance by the Company’s fiscal year-end
  • Corporate Governance – Execute internal audit segments of enterprise-wide risk assessment
  • Personal Development - Participate in industry activities and external training opportunities to expand industry and technical expertise
  • Takes on more challenging assignments in line with standard audit career progression
  • Assist in identifying and communicating potential risk areas to design and execute audit testing plan
  • Track and report on progress of Internal Audit & Sarbanes Oxley activities
  • Review data or information for completeness and inquire as to changes or unexpected trends
Qualifications for senior, internal audit
  • 6+ years’ experience in a public company as an external or internal auditor
  • Previous experience in existing internal control and risk management programs for a major company
  • Superior organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks, projects and priorities
  • 20% travel within US to visit stores and distribution centers
  • Demonstrated ability to present and explain complex issues
  • 6+ years of professional experience, primary audit related in a MNC environment
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Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior, 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 senior, internal audit
  • Conduct financial and operational audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations
  • Audit financial and operational records of departments and operating entities with specific concentration on accounting controls and the accuracy of financial accounts
  • Document businesses processes, risks and control procedures in conformity with Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Prepare and submit audit findings and present to senior management and/or making recommendations to management
  • Detect weaknesses in the control environment
  • Participate in policy development activities
  • Follow up on audit recommendations to assess and report implementation status
  • Support the Company’s Section 404 compliance efforts, including control definition, self-assessment and testing
  • Lead integration for the various acquisitions from an audit perspective, including ensuring compliance with quarter and year-end closing processes (e.g., account reconciliations, footnote disclosure requirements, ), annual audit requirements, and policy compliance
  • Working alongside IT auditors to deliver ‘integrated’ audits including examining application control functionality
Qualifications for senior, internal audit
  • Minimum 5 years experience in internal audit, public accounting or related experience
  • Sharp, quick-thinking and flexible
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in group and one-on-one settings
  • Proficiency with MS Office 2013 and Visio is required
  • Proficiency with MS SQL/ VBA is preferred
  • Experience performing data analysis using CAATs are a plus
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Senior, Internal Audit Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior, internal audit. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior, internal audit
  • Following-up to determine adequacy of corrective actions
  • Providing assistance to external auditors as requested and aligning the Internal Audit and SOX plan with the external auditor’s independent plan
  • Undertaking special studies and projects as may be assigned
  • Work with VP and Manager of Internal Audit to monitor progress, manage risk and verify key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes
  • Conduct key entity and project-level risk assessments
  • Identify areas to audit with financial, business and compliance processes
  • Develop and execute a risk-based audit plan where you and your team analyze operational data, map process flows and interview business partners to identify and propose opportunities to improve performance, eliminate waste or reduce risk
  • Research and respond to inquiries about risks and controls
  • Evaluate product or process pilots, tackle projects or perform other testing for the business which would benefit from independent assessment by Internal Audit
  • SOX Program Management (50% of time)
Qualifications for senior, internal audit
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and a basic understanding of financial statements
  • At least three- four years of public accounting and/or internal auditing required
  • Strong financial background required, including experience with the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Professional accounting qualification and/or a Bachelor degree and Master degree in Accounting
  • CPA qualification and a strong preference for MBA and/or CIA
  • 5+ years of external audit experience, ideally with some exposure to the healthcare sector

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