Internal Auditor
Gatti's - Austin, TX

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When you've got goals as audacious as making the best pizza in the industry, providing a fantastic dining experience and leaving your customers craving more, you're going to need some amazing people.

Gatti's strength is derived from our employees. We strive to create an environment of empowerment, recognition and fun. We believe in sharing our success broadly across the Company, encouraging and rewarding team and individual accomplishments, and providing opportunities for personal growth. Gatti's Pizza conducts its business with integrity and fairness, focusing on "doing the right thing."

Sound like an organization you would like to be a part of?

Gatti's Support Center, located in Austin, Texas, has one purpose: support. We are looking for an experienced, Internal Auditor who can take initiative and responsibility for chain-wide internal controls and performance standards. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain standards of accuracy and quality in a highly focused team environment and a successful track record of building cooperative relationships by assisting others who share responsibility for maintaining established standards and systems. This highly technical position will support a variety of activities throughout the organization and be responsible for quick decision-making within its defined span of control. The successful candidate will be experienced in sharing knowledge and expertise in a friendly and supportive manner that serves to inform and educate others toward reaching mutual goals.

Creates, executes and maintains audit schedule based on risk assessment to assure compliance standards are upheld throughout the system.
Evaluates company stores for cash handling procedures, compliance with POS operating procedures, inventory maintenance and control, store opening and closing procedures - sharing best practices, developing and improving key control documentation, and testing controls.
Evaluates franchise stores for cash handling procedures, compliance with POS operating procedures, analyzing royalty reporting, advertising and marketing spending and insurance coverage for compliance with franchise agreements - providing compliance reports that management can use for enforcement purposes.
Plans, executes, and completes field and correspondence audits, including the preparation of reports and audit findings.
Evaluates the validity of financial systems and controls and prepares working papers supporting the conclusions reached for each area reviewed.
Provides consulting services to general managers, operators, and owners within specialized area of expertise as needed and requested.
Performs analysis of company owned and franchise stores in comparison to prior periods and units of comparable size; identifies trends and anomalies and reports to management on both.
Maintains franchise reporting compliance and uses reported information to perform correspondence audits and assess risk.
Performs miscellaneous special projects as assigned (vendor allowance and rebate audits, supply chain audits, expense audits, etc.).

Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.
CPA, CIA or CISA (or actively seeking certification).
2 - 5 years of recent internal audit experience. Previous restaurant industry and public accounting experience preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Business Solutions Financials or similar ERP software product.
Experience with multiple POS systems - Revention and Ideal POS software experience a plus.
Ability to travel 50-75%.
Demonstrated functional knowledge and strong technical capability (retail reporting and POS, GAAP financial accounting, financial analysis, familiarity with tax laws that vary by state, ability to interpret complex legal documents, and a good understanding of P&Ls with the ability to explain the importance of revenue and expenses to franchisees).
Ability to be an effective and clear communicator - both orally and in writing, including the ability to write compelling recommendations.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required.

If you are the efficient and dedicated specialized expert we are looking for, we look forward to getting to know you!