Senior Global Internal Auditor

  • Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
  • Full-time

Company Description

Clark Davis Associates

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Global Controls & Compliance, the Senior Auditor will assist in providing independent assurance that Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) are operating effectively within the company's operating units worldwide, and that the company is in compliance with best practice and regulatory compliance requirements.


The candidate will be expected to work with the various constituents within the business units to develop a network of relationships within the group.  The individual will also be expected to react to business unit requests for specific audits or reviews as required. Support for achieving compliance in areas such as SOX and Financial Statements Audit, in terms of training guidance and quality reviews and sample testing, will also be required.


The role will require the ability to work in a complex and dynamic business and financial environment with the flexibility to work in different countries and in a multicultural environment. The position will be U.S. based but requires approximately 30% domestic and international travel.


Responsibilities


Auditing:

  • Develop and execute the      audit plan based on the risk assessment.
  • Schedule and perform the      audit engagements and organize and manage any extra resources required.
  • Formulate      recommendations to improve internal control processes and other value      adding opportunities, as appropriate.
  • Follow up outstanding      action points within an agreed timetable and ensure that all issues are      closed in a timely fashion.
  • Scope of audits will      include integrated financial and internal controls, operational efficiencies,      and compliance.
  • The risk based approach      will be expanded to include general business and financial risk.
  • Execute internal audits      based on company's agreed work programs.
  • Assist in the      development of new work programs as required, and provide feedback on the      improvement of current work programs.


Compliance Assistance:

  • Assist in the completion      of design effectiveness and operating effectiveness tests in conjunction      with the business unit partners and SOX PMO.
  • Assist business units in      achieving ICFR compliance by providing guidance and review of design and      testing.
  • Communicate and      coordinate with external auditors around the division of test work in      relation to the external assertion/opinion.


Business Unit Assistance:

  • Provide consultative      assistance to business units relative to the design of internal controls      and implementation of control-based best practices / benchmarks.
  • Assist in the      performance of pre-implementation reviews of financial and operational      processes with a view to building in internal controls that are      commensurate with the size and complexity of the operations.
  • Review financial and      operational projects from time to time to provide an objective view to      provide an assessment of the progress to date as well as the forecasts to      completion.


Communication:

  • Participation in      internal planning meetings and regular communications within the Internal Audit Department.
  • Regular contact with the      Senior Director, Global Controls & Compliance and communication of      plans and activities.
  • Regular contact with      business unit management and maintenance of knowledge of business unit      plans and strategies.


 

Qualifications

QualificationsQualifications

Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills to successfully communicate with the various constituents such as the external auditors, the enterprise and business unit leadership.  Position requires a minimum of three years of relevant experience in a similar capacity at an enterprise or business unit level; Big 4 public accounting experience strongly preferred. A bachelor's degree in Accounting is required.  CPA / CIA license or pursing of either is a must; Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related discipline is preferred.  A strong background in process and controls and understanding of the operating business environment from a controls and compliance perspective is important. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.  The candidate must be a proactive individual, who is able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.  Consistent common sense, pragmatism and excellent judgment skills will be critical to success in the function.