Internal Auditor
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. - Chattanooga, TN

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The Internal Auditor is responsible for assisting in the development of the scope and objectives, audit programs and audit reports utilized to support the company’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Internal Audit is responsible for maintaining, documenting and testing compliance with the Company’s internal controls.

The Internal Auditor is responsible for maintaining a master inventory of the Company’s key business processes, performing Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing and for providing guidance and other consultation to process and control owners.

Internal Audit identifies areas of non-compliance and monitors the status of all deficiencies noted during testing. In coordination with the Company’s external auditors each deficiency is evaluated and reported to senior management and the audit committee of the board of directors.

The Internal Auditor works closely under the Director of Internal Audit to ensure the Company’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and compliance with all company policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Administers a comprehensive, ongoing risk-assessment process that evaluates probable adverse conditions and/or events, and establishes priorities and schedules for audit engagements. This involves selecting priority audits and assigning appropriate staff.

Develops scopes, objectives, work plans and costs for all audit and consulting assignments, including the selection of appropriate audit tests, identification of key controls, utilization of statistical methods, and use of survey, interview and computer-assisted audit techniques. Ensures that work is planned in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Consults with the Director of Internal Audit management regarding audit recommendations as appropriate.

Develops communications regarding findings, conclusions and recommendations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Communications include formal, written reports as well as presentations.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SKILLS: Bachelor's degree in related field of study; 5 years of previous experience in an auditing role, ideally in a real estate setting and/or public accounting firm; CPA or CIA designation; excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and analytical skills; strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Lotus Notes).

CBL & Associates Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employment and affirmative action employer which recruits, hires, trains and promotes personnel for all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.