Internal Audit Manager - Spanish or Portuguese Speaker

Merito Group - Miami, FL (30+ days ago)

Internal Audit Manager

The Internal Audit Manager position is responsible for the planning, execution, reporting and follow-up activities mainly within his/her region and ensuring Internal Audit is closely aligned with industry best practices in executing the duties across the company’s business and financial operations within his/her region. Works to ensure the Internal Audit activities are efficiently coordinated and collectively optimizing the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance of the companies. In addition, the Internal Audit Manager will support other Internal Audit activities in different regions. The role will report directly to the VP Head Internal Audit.

Main Responsibilities:
Execution of individual audits and special reviews defined in the audit plan ensuring the highest level of service quality and client satisfaction

Independent performance of financial audits, compliance audits and operational audits

Prepare and provide the VP Head Internal Audit with Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management

Meet regularly with the local Regional Management Team to report the status of Internal Audit’s ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a “Consultant” with respect to risk management and internal control best practices

Proactively inform VP Head of Internal Audit and/or local Regional Management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention

In close collaboration with Finance, design scoping efforts for management’s assessment and create report on final assessment of internal controls over financial reporting for the fiscal year-end for management’s review

Up on request from VP Head Internal Audit, perform internal controls assessments of acquired companies or joint venture companies and lead efforts to mitigate identified control deficiencies

Manage the process to track, follow-up, and ultimately close all open audit issues within the Region

Ensure that Internal Audit is performing its work in accordance with established professional standards and remain abreast of emerging trends and best practices that can be incorporated into the function

Participation in Enterprise Risk Assessments activities

Support Internal Audit’s participation in critical business and technology initiatives and projects ensuring that audit’s perspective is effectively voiced and appropriate controls are designed and implemented on a proactive basis

Maintain audit technology platform leveraging support from the group information systems as needed

Coordinate the activities of local external auditors including how best to leverage the work performed and results produced from Internal Audit’s work

Serve as the key local point person on all local regulatory exams and other third-party audits

Your Profile:
Master or Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting & Finance or other closely related field

8 - 10 years’ experience in auditing or accounting; 2 years in an Internal Audit Manager role

Certified Internal Audit (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards / IFRS

Knowledge of Accounting and Finance Principles and Practices

Knowledge of a variety of reporting procedures, regulations and law

Experience in an industry that requires detail (Retail, Manufacturing, Services, Automotive) and has significant exposure with labour related challenges

Advanced IT skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and SAP

Excellent planning and time management skills

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence a range of audiences and presentation skills

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

High level of integrity and diplomacy

Ability to persuade, gain support, obtain commitment, and mobilize others to action

Willingness to travel worldwide (about 50%)

Fluent command of English and Spanish or Portuguese