- Cleveland, OH
The Staff Auditor, reporting to an Internal Audit Supervisor, conducts financial, compliance, and operational audits and consulting engagements in accordance with the Internal Audit Plan and the Internal Audit Charter as approved by the Audit Committee. Audits include: assistance with the year-end financial statement audit; Section 404 testing; project/construction audits; operational audits, compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations; fraud testing; ethics compliance testing; and special projects. The overall goal is to add value, which is communicated through audit and consulting reports to Management and the Audit Committee.
Staff Auditors assist with various projects and activities of the department and work closely with Management personnel to achieve testing and project objectives. Coordination with IT Audit personnel is also essential during planning and fieldwork to ensure IT information is appropriately considered and leveraged in the audit work to drive effective and efficient audits. The Staff Auditor assists their Manager in the preparation of audit reports and also utilizes the external auditor's programs to perform financial statement testing for the year-end audit. The Staff Auditor helps create customized audit programs, takes accountability for the projects assigned, takes initiative on coordinating the audit work with contacts, proactively and appropriately challenges current policies and procedures, and ensures satisfactory completion of the work assigned.
a. Work with management to determine the direction and scope of audits, emerging issues, and specific risks.
b. Assist in the preparation of planning memorandums and audit programs.
c. Develop audit work plans which coincide with the annual audit plan and execute the work plans. Conduct work in accordance with standards identified in the Internal Audit Department Charter.
d. Identify and clearly define audit issues and root causes. Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by Management. The goal of the recommendations is to promote better business practices and add value.
e. Draft audit reports and ensure that they are issued timely.
f. Follow up with Management to ensure that recommendations are adequately and timely addressed.
2. Performs Section 404 testing (50%).
3. Performs financial statement testing in accordance with the audit programs established by the external auditors. Identifies improper accounting or documentation as well as process improvements. (20%)
4. Coordinate/complete special requests, projects and reports as directed by Audit and/or Executive Management. (5%)
5. Development and Training - online, seminars, group training, etc. (5%)
Interact with Executives, IA Manager and Supervisor, and various Company management personnel (all levels and across all Strategic Business Units).
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (relevant experience may be in lieu of degree requirement)
CPA or CPA candidate preferred; CIA, CFE a plus.
In addition to the education outlined above, candidates should have at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting, or some experience in an internal audit department of a large corporation; real estate experience preferred; Section 404 testing experience preferred.
Exemplify and exhibit the highest quality of character and ethics
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Strong knowledge of corporate auditing practices, procedures, principles and GAAP
Strong interpersonal skills – a relationship builder that relies on collaboration with auditees to develop practical solutions and to solicit important information to help develop our audit plan
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to analyze business activities/identify issues and opportunities and create solutions
Desire to participate in projects and drive them to conclusion
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
SAP experience (R/3, BW and BCS) a plus
Construction/Project audit experience a plusRelocation :No