Auditor
Medtronic - Fridley, MN

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Position Description

As a member of the Corporate Audit Team, you will be responsible for contributing to the overall Corporate Audit program and developing a working knowledge of Medtronic’s various businesses, products, and operations. As the eyes and ears of the organization, you will utilize your field experience, business and industry knowledge, technical knowledge and interaction with others to provide input into the Enterprise Risk Assessment process and assess the specific risks of each audit/consulting engagement from a financial as well as operational viewpoint.

Position Responsibilities

Contribute to the execution of various financial, operational, and compliance audits, projects, and activities in the Corporate Audit Group. The majority of assignments will involve planning, fieldwork/documentation, and presentation/reporting phases:
o Planning - Scope and plan audits and projects based on a thorough risk assessment for the location. The team will perform the following in planning each audit:
 Participate in meetings with local management to obtain information regarding the location they are visiting that will assist in the risk assessment and audit scoping for the location.
 Working with project leads to develop the overall audit program and detailed steps for the audit to correspond with the results of the risk assessment and functional area partnering.
 Assist the project lead in coordinating/scheduling timing of reviews.
o Fieldwork & Documentation – Complete a thorough review of each in-scope audit area. The team will perform the following during the fieldwork stage of each audit:
 Participate in and document process walk-through meetings and data gathering activities to ensure a sound understanding of business processes and potential measurements to aid in the identification of testing approaches and key risk areas
 Use data analysis tools, primarily ACL, to analyze large data sets, identify trends in data, and select samples on which to perform detailed testing.
 Prepare clear and concise documentation to adequately support all audit area conclusions and findings.
 Address issue timely and complete audit fieldwork effectively and efficiently to meet budget and scope requirements.
o Presentation & Reporting – Provide appropriate and timely reporting on audit results. The team will perform the following during the reporting stage of each audit:
 Communicate audit results to management in a clear and concise manner, including any issues and recommendations for corrective action or improvement where applicable.
 Prepare an audit report for presentation to management, including scope, approach, findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
o Other Responsibilities – In addition to executing audits, Corporate Audit team members are responsible for the following items:
 Continually build partnerships between Corporate Audit and the various functional areas and business units throughout the Company.
 Complete special projects and assignments within the department as they arise.
Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Testing
o Staff auditors are responsible for testing assigned controls including:
 Managing the test plan for the assigned controls
 Scheduling the testing with the process owner
 Performing the testing according to pre-defined testing instructions
 Documenting the testing evidence and storing in a centralized repository
 Reporting the test results to the process owner and to the other staff in the Global SOX Compliance Team timely
 For items that fail testing, understanding the impact of the control performance on the organization

Basic Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
2+ years of experience in Accounting or Finance

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Experience with internal control frameworks and testing methods
Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
Experience with data analysis using ACL

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Working towards completion of a Certification, such as CPA, MBA, CIA, or, CMA
Ability to apply good judgment and problem solving skills identify critical risks
Progressive mind-set, innovative thinking and ability to look for improvement opportunities
Sound understanding of basic accounting and auditing theories and principles
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships within a matrixed environment
Strong report writing skills
Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written)
Able to work independently as well as part of a progressive, high-performing team exercising influence management skills to contribute to value added deliverables.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
Extended periods of time doing computer-based work
Able and willing to travel (domestic and international), ranging from 20 - 50%

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Medtronic, Inc. is engaged in medical technology. The Company functions in seven operating segments that manufacture and sell device-based...