Internal Audit Manager

Dole Food Company, Inc. - Charlotte, NC


About Internal Audit

Dole Food Company, Inc., (Dole) Internal Audit’s vision is to be a high quality third line of defense in a dynamic, innovative, and impactful way by aligning with Dole’s strategy and focusing on what matters. Our work includes risk-based strategic, operational, compliance and financial assurance and advisory services for the company. Internal Audit partners with the business to focus on the most important risks and issues facing the organization and delivers results that will make the biggest positive impact. We strive to be valuable business advisors that provide meaningful insights and solutions, not just information and recommendations. We continuously look for ways to improve our audit and advisory processes and leverage technology to maximize our impact. Our success is measured by the quality of insights we provide to executive management and audit committee.

Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the General Counsel.

Why this could be your next growth opportunity

We are seeking an Internal Audit Manager to join our expanding team to lead and perform multiple complex projects. This role will give you the opportunity to apply your internal audit and project management skills and developing them further, learn all aspects of the fresh produce industry, learn about international business first-hand by traveling the world to Dole affiliates, collaborate with operational and financial professionals to assess risks, processes, and controls, and improve the overall control environment. High performing individuals will have the opportunity to grow their careers within the department or explore other future opportunities within Dole that fit their career goals.


Leads multiple assurance and advisory projects from planning through fieldwork and reporting in conformance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Ensure quality on assigned audit projects, perform quality review of the work of other team members
Ensure that all audit findings, impacts and root causes are accurate and objective and appropriately supported in the workpapers.
Critically evaluate the evidence to assess risks and identify root cause.
Guide other through risk and root cause analysis process.
Ensure all work is fully documented, backed up, and archived to comply with department requirements.
Perform walkthroughs and gain an understanding of various processes.
Review and conduct engagement level risks assessment linked to strategy of business area and enterprise risk assessment.
Facilitate fraud scheme brainstorming sessions with process leaders.
Evaluate the company’s governance, risks and controls frameworks in audit work.
Identify audit objectives and create audit programs based upon understanding the business and risks.
Facilitate the audit process for assigned projects.
Complete draft reports, summarize observations, issues and recommendations, coordinate the evaluation of draft reports.
Coordinate with the Director of Internal Audit to seek approval on key audit process milestones such as Notification memo, Risk and Control Matrix, Fraud Schemes, Audit Program, Planning memo, potential observations, critical discussions with client, draft audit report and final audit report.
Participate in the development or new internal audit processes and ongoing process improvement.
Collaborate with the business to drive actions that are impactful, pragmatic and achievable.
Establish and maintain excellent relationships within the team and across the business.
Communicate internal audit findings timely and collaborate with process owners to develop creative, yet practical, recommendations to remediate control deficiencies focused on root cause
Inspire risk awareness throughout the organization
Coordinate with other assurance providers (second line of defense).
Be a resource and valuable asset to the company regarding governance, risk management and controls
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit.

Required Skills
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skill And Experience Requirements)

Embrace uncertainty, ambiguity and ability to be agile and adaptable
Exhibit a positive attitude in working with business leaders and internal audit team
Demonstrate ability to manage complex and multi-cultural projects efficiently and effectively
Strong oral, written communication and consultative skills
Critical thinking and strong analytical problem-solving skills
Ability to perform work independently and in a team environment
Demonstrate attention to detail, strong organizational skills,
Exhibit the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Listen and seek input from key stakeholders
Demonstrate capabilities in performing strategic risk-based internal audits
Coach others to perform work in conformance with Dole Internal Audit procedures and The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Ideally fluent in English and Spanish
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products, to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Skype.
Model ethical behavior and execute job responsibilities in an independent and objective manner

This position will primarily interact internally with the Director of Internal Audit, the internal audit team and functional leads and various processes owners across Dole Food Company.

Occasionally, this position may need to work with external consultants that have been engaged to extend the internal audit team for a limited time.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or in the fields of agriculture, process improvement


At least one active relevant certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)


7 or more years of progressively responsible professional internal audit experience, to include two or more years in leading projects or teams with responsibility for project planning and delivering timely results

A Plus

Experience in the fields of agriculture, process improvement, fresh produce, or consumer products


This position will have at least one direct report with the responsibility for such employee management responsibilities as hiring, evaluating performance, recommending pay decisions and disciplinary action in addition to assigning, reviewing and evaluating work assignments.

In addition, this position may have the opportunity to lead more than one person on a project. In this capacity, the manager will provide input to performance evaluation and disciplinary action as well as assigning, reviewing and evaluating work assignments.

From time to time, this person may be the only team member on the project.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk and/or hear. Ability to be stationary and utilize a variety of office equipment for long periods of time. Ability to travel independently. The employee must occasionally lift (including overhead) up to 25 lbs.


Ability to travel international and domestic


Ability to work, i.e. overtime and weekends, as needed

EEO STATEMENT: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.