Director, Corporate Audit
Plum Creek - Seattle, WA

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Plum Creek is one of the largest private land owners in the United States. We are included in the S&P 500, located in 19 states and our various business groups include professionals in forestry, land management, manufacturing, finance, human resources, and legal. Plum Creek owns approximately 6 million acres of timberlands and we manage all the assets on these lands from trees to rocks, minerals, water, oil and gas. We operate as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). We employ approximately 1,200 employees and we generate over $1B in revenue. As a leader in the Forest Products industry, we are proud of our strong commitment to the environment and all of our lands are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Our team members are driven and passionate about their desire to deploy initiatives which help our businesses achieve Plum Creek's goals. This position is located at our corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle, Washington in the Wells Fargo building (Third and Madison).
As the Director, Corporate Audit , you will lead Plum Creek’s Corporate Audit Department and ensure the development of Plum Creek’s annual audit plan consistent with the Corporate Audit Strategy and Risk Assessment. In addition, you will coordinate year-end audit and Sarbanes-Oxley procedures, prepare and present the quarterly Corporate Audit report to the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors, as well as other audit-related leadership duties critical to the success of Plum Creek.
You will report to Plum Creek’s Vice President, Communications, Sustainability and Audit, and will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, developing, and reviewing Corporate Audit staff members. In this position, you will interact with a broad and diverse group of individuals and departments that include our Board of Directors, Executive Team, Treasury/Planning, Investor Relations, Legal, Tax, as well as Operations, which consists of Resources (Timber), Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Energy & Natural Resources. You will have the opportunity to build your knowledge of Corporate Audit’s role within our unique REIT structure and then use that knowledge to maximize the department’s contribution to the company and its shareholders.
As the Director, Corporate Audit you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop annual audit plan consistent with the Corporate Audit Strategy and Risk Assessment as set by the Audit Committee, including testing of internal controls and compliance with company policy and procedures (operational audits).
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of Plum Creek’s business strategy and its impact on audit procedures.
  • Coordinate year-end audit and Sarbanes-Oxley procedures with external audit firm.
  • Coordinate Sarbanes-Oxley procedures with controller’s group.
  • Facilitate assessment of business and compliance risks with management and controls addressing those risks.
  • Perform audit procedures in more complex and judgmental areas.
  • Supervise, mentor, develop, and review Corporate Audit staff members.
  • Ensure audit procedures and work papers are documented clearly, are completed and reviewed in a timely manner and follow best professional practices. Allow for efficient review by external audit team.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers while maintaining a high level of professional skepticism.
  • Identify issues and assess areas of significant accounting and audit risk.
  • Monitor and report to management results of audit procedures as appropriate. .
  • Prepare and present Corporate Audit report to Audit Committee of Board of Directors each quarter.
  • Travel domestically for a variety of business purposes, as required.
Additional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Current or previous Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) licensure required.
Experience Required:
  • Eight or more years of accounting and auditing experience.
  • Significant understanding of business processes and related risks and controls.
  • Clear understanding of financial reporting process and SEC reporting requirements and risks.
  • Knowledge in designing/assessing internal controls system using COSO framework.
  • Experience in evaluating fraud risk, and designing procedures and using technology to identify fraudulent activities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the current enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks and strategies. Implementation and management of ERM experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in technology and related general IT controls.
  • Ability to research and conclude on complex accounting issues and business transactions (includes analyzing and applying FASB, SEC and PCAOB written standards.)
  • Ability to plan, manage and conduct operational audits (i.e. audits outside the scope of Sarbanes-Oxley over secondary controls or identification of operational efficiencies).
  • Ability to exhibit executive presence and present complex topics to Plum Creek’s executive team.
  • Ability to use technology to improve audit procedures and recommend operational efficiencies, identify metrics, and analyze data, etc.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with broad spectrum of people and positions (including Board of Directors and mill employees.)
Total Rewards:
Plum Creek wants to attract and keep the best people - the team who drives our business success. That is why we offer superior performers competitive compensation and bonuses. Your benefits from Plum Creek are comprehensive and include Health Care coverage, Health and Dependent Daycare Accounts, Life and Disability protection, Saving and Retirement benefits, Vacation and Holiday Pay, and more.
Salary: $114,600 to $157,500+ 52% Bonus potential.

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Plum Creek is an equal opportunity employer.