Salary Mid-Point: $105,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

IFG's client, a multi-billion dollar international publicly-traded industrial manufacturing company, is looking to hire for a Senior (or Lead) Internal Auditor to join their team.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Plans and executes audit assignments (financial and operational audits, fraud investigations) across domestic and international locations. 
  • Develops risk based audit plans and presents the audit plans to management. 
  • Coordinates audit activities with management prior to and during the audit. 
  • Presents findings to management in writing (audit reports) and verbally.  
  • Follows up with management on open issues.
  • Conducts and sometimes leads audit work. 
  • Works independently or as part of a team. 
  • Reviews and tests the control environment to ensure that it adequately and effectively ensures: the reliability of financial reporting; safeguarding of company assets; compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and the efficiency and effectiveness of company operations. 
  • Prepares high quality audit work papers to document procedures and the results of audit work. 
  • Performs work paper review. 
  • Makes recommendations to enhance business processes and identifies opportunities to improve operational efficiencies
  • Conducts projects associated with SOX including: documenting key processes and controls over financial reporting; evaluates control design and effectiveness, tests key controls; documents in work papers; reports findings to management verbally and in writing.
  • Assists in the completion of projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Assists in the design, documentation and implementation of the Internal Audit department policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or business-related field or Technology-related field.
  • 2+ years of audit or accounting experience, preferably within Big 4 or equivalent, working in a Senior or Lead capacity
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent is preferred or in process/eligible.  
  • Manufacturing and distribution experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAP and data analytical audit tools (e.g. ACL, Excel, Tableau, IDEA) a plus.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50%.
  • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan and perform audits, and execute SOX projects. 
  • Hands-on experience assessing internal controls in accordance with auditing standards, COSO, risk assessment practices, technical aspects of US GAAP accounting and financial reporting.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, critical thinking, and written/verbal communication skills.  Ability to work independently, with limited guidance, and to work effectively on multiple projects.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to get things done and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to understand complex accounting and process issues, and effectively utilize educational tools.
  • Strong cost accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Prior experience managing or supervising projects (e.g. audits with 1-2 assistants) is preferred.