Sr. Internal Auditor

Action Management Services - Westlake, OH

Company Information:

Our client began as a machine shop in 1914 and has grown to be a diversified manufacturer and marketer of high quality products for the home, family and industry and is comprised of more than 20 businesses.

About the Position
  • Minimal overnight travel. Typically 2 weeks twice per year. Many of the business units are located in the region so much of the travel is local.
  • Fast promotion track. The company has a historic track record of promotion out of internal audit and into a business unit. There are numerous audit alumnae in positions of financial leadership and P&L responsibility throughout the corporation.
  • Excellent work / life balance. Business days are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch every day.
  • Leads fieldwork on assigned audit projects. Performs all work in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other relevant professional standards.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of internal control processes and best practices. Effectively accomplishes work through others on audit assignments.
  • Assists in the research of audit techniques and remains current on professional standards and management requirements.
  • Plans projects, including coordination of planning meetings, milestone dates, and document requests lists. Presents respective documentation to the Director and/or Supervisor for discussion and approval.
  • Acts as the face of the project and the key point person for auditees. Communicates status updates, open items, and issues to the Director and/or Supervisor and the auditee regularly.
  • Communicates audit results and recommendations to operating management. Maintains effective working relationships with subsidiary companies.
  • Conducts a formal exit meeting with subsidiary company management and writes an audit report for senior management based on audit findings.
  • Takes ownership of the project from planning to issue resolution.
  • Ensures workpaper documentation supports procedures performed and conclusions reached.
  • Monitors staff performance and encourages teamwork.
  • Prepare reports on the results of audits, reviews, and special projects.
  • Monitor outstanding issues to be addressed by operating units.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, CPA, CIA, or MBA preferred.
  • Candidate must possess a strong foundation of GAAP, internal control over financial reporting, and other relevant standards.
  • Ideal candidate has 1-4 years of combined experience between public accounting and/or internal audit.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently, plan and execute audits in accordance with applicable standards, supervise auditors in the field, manage multiple projects at a time (i.e. multi-task), draft constructive audit comments and reports, and communicate/present plans/issues to the Supervisor and Director on a regular basis.