Lead operational and financial audits throughout the Company with minimal supervision to assess overall risk to the business unit and Company. Review the adequacy of the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls on complex projects and offer suggestions to improve internal controls, work processes, and problem solve. Provide information and assistance to management in the design of control and process improvements outside of the audit process.
•Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Business Management or Management Information Systems or equivalent.
•Minimum 5 years work experience in auditing, accounting, and finance. Working knowledge of IFRS, SOX and IIA best practices (prior audit and SOX experience required).
•Working knowledge of risks, internal controls, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Prior experience with audit report writing with distribution to senior management.
•Effective project management skills, including working on multiple projects with varying priority.
•Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, work in a team environment, and manage/mentor/train audit staff.
•Able to work independently from the Audit Manager and comfortable with some decision making.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Proficient in word and excel to compile information, perform analysis, and document work.
•Ability to think critically, make assessments, and develop conclusions.
•Ability to learn complex processes quickly, establish credibility with people, and gather required information.
•Passion for facts and figures, strong operational/analytical skills and creative problem solving abilities. Able to perform work with a sense of urgency.
•Working knowledge on the nuances of retail operations.
Act as point person on special projects (SOX, Risk Assessment, advisory projects, internal department projects, etc) while also managing operational/IT audits. Participates on cross-functional teams.
Perform extensive background research on the audit area, define the audit scope and objectives, and develop a detailed understanding of the activity under audit, including risks and controls, within a limited time period. Document this understanding through a flowchart/narrative illustrating risks and internal controls strengths and weaknesses.
Assess risks and internal control strengths and weaknesses. Create new audit work programs outlining the testing and audit evidence required to meet the audit objectives. Perform audits with an integrated audit approach.
Manage team to execute work as outlined in the audit work program. Perform tests and analyses, gather audit evidence, evaluate results, and develop conclusions about the adequacy of internal controls. Document the work performed and conclusions using established workpaper formats.
Discuss the results of audit tests and conclusions with management and obtain agreement on facts. Write observations and recommendations to include in the audit report to management and discuss solution options with management. Influence auditees to adopt solutions recommended by the auditor. Establish credibility with management by presenting relevant findings and corrective actions.
Coach, train, and monitor audit staff assigned through each step of the audit. Review the work of staff for sufficiency of scope, accuracy and completeness. Ensure compliance with the Standards for the Professional Practices of Internal Auditing, Company Internal Audit Standards, and Company Policies and Procedures. Perform an evaluation of all staff at the end of each audit/project. Identify needs for formal training with staff and present to the Audit Manager/Director.
Build relationships with management and perform advisory functions. Assist management with the development of controls.
Maintain an understanding of the audit budget. Monitor activities for compliance with the budget and notify the Audit Manager of budget overruns and the reasoning. Monitor staff and self to ensure work is performed efficiently and effectively to maximize use of time.
Research and share best practices, professional trends, and personal expertise with the audit team to improve audit core competencies.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position.
Hannaford - 18 months ago
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