Director of Internal Audit
Belk 604 reviews - Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( www.belk.com ) is the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store with more than $4 billion in sales and 300 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence on belk.com . Founded on May 29, 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Our mission is to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life. Belk has been committed to community involvement since its inception and today gives 2.5 percent of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. During the past fiscal year the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $20.9 million to those communities.

Internal audit supports the company’s enterprise risk management and internal control activities by conducting audits, performing special projects, advising policy and internal control design and processes, and other consultative and investigative activities. The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for actively leading a team in achieving financial and operational audit plan objectives through planning, execution, reporting, and follow up activities. The director regularly interacts with executive leadership and the external auditors. Candidates should have excellent communication and relational skills and enjoys working in a fast paced, highly engaged, transformational team environment.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Participate in annual risk assessment and audit planning activities

  • Serve on company’s SOX committee, lead SOX 404 testing effort

  • Facilitate external auditor assistance efforts regarding the financial statement audit

  • Ensure quality assurance objectives and achievement of IIA standards across the function

  • Communicate audit results and related matters in written and oral presentations, within department standards.

  • Represent the department on specifically assigned cross-functional committees, advising on company policy and internal controls processes

  • Develop staff performance objectives, conduct staff evaluations, create developments plans, etc.

  • Recruit, hire, and train staff as needed

  • Ability to direct multiple projects ensuring timely communications and resource planning

  • Perform testing, conduct interviews, review procedures, and follow up on prior audit findings, as needed

  • Manage expenses associated with financial, operational, and compliance audits activities, prepare budget inputs

  • Presentations to senior management

  • Lead special projects, as needed

  • Travel up to 20%, including locations in the U.S. and possibly abroad

Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Four-year college degree, preferably business related

  • CPA or CIA certification required

  • 10+ years accounting and auditing experience, with a minimum of 5 years internal auditing – retail experience desired

  • Prior supervisory experience required, project management experience desired

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Follows and subscribes to the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. Code of Ethics

  • Proficient in (Microsoft Windows, Office , Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

About this company
604 reviews
Belk is busy bulking up. Already the nation's largest privately owned department store chain, Belk now operates 300-plus stores...