Salary Mid-Point: $120,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Our downtown client is looking for a candidate with strong leadership and management skills and the ability to quickly adapt in a changing environment while remaining results-oriented. The Manager Internal Audit position is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing audit staff for execute a range of operational, financial, IT, strategic and integrated audits at the business and corporate level. This position is based out of our downtown Chicago Loop office.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead audit staff in the planning of audit engagements, execution of audit fieldwork and preparation of audit reports
  • Lead meetings with internal management, Co-sourcing partners and external auditors to ensure potential business risk and emerging trends are identified and the impact of planning and risk assessment is considered
  • Assist in preparing the annual risk assessment and audit planning
  • Ensure audit and review results are clearly communicated to the appropriate level of management and ensure recommendations are agreed by management and implemented timely
  • Remain abreast of best practices and maintain focus on quality and value-add working practices, and guide the teams to identify opportunities to implement and enhance such practices into the scope of an audit
  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of the internal controls for the corporation globally and identify areas of deficiencies recommended control enhancements
  • Examine, analyze and interpret accounting record to detect deficient controls, identify areas of non-compliance with management policies, laws, regulations and fraud
  • Lead collaboration with the internal audit management team to enhance the effectiveness of internal audit process design and execute improvements
  • Oversight for department accruals, budget and forecast
  • Continue to define and develop integrated Sarbanes Oxley testing model to ensure compliance with SOX 404 requirements
  • Identify opportunities to train, develop and mentor audit staff
  • 3-4 direct reports

 Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • MBA/Master’s degree in Accountancy is preferred
  • Accounting or audit certification is preferred, CPA or CIA
  • 6+ years of public accounting, internal audit or financial experience, preferably manufacturing
  • 3+ years of supervisory or team lead experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and have the ability to quickly learn specialized software or technical tools
  • Willingness to travel domestically 30%, with some international travel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to resolve complex issues
  • Strong understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices
  • Strong understanding of current U.S. GAAP, GAAS, PCAOB reporting standards, SEC and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements

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