Location: Purchase, NY and Headquarters
The Senior Internal Auditor will serve as a value added resource in working with the Internal Audit Director in designing and executing proactive process assessments and internal control validations critical to achieving PRUSA’s key
and respective business process objectives. Instrumental in contributing to the implementation and on-going maintenance of risk assessment process that supports the annual audit plan, the individual will perform internal audit procedures of a moderate to complex nature at the direction of the Internal Audit Director. The Senior Internal Auditor will also play a key role in ensuring procedures in the business units are relevant and consistently applied in accordance with PRUSA, PR-Americas, and PR-Groupe standards.
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
Audit Plan & Project Management
In coordination with the Internal Audit Manager and/or Internal Audit Director, be able to clearly align audit objectives and scope of work to strategic business objectives with a flexible and adaptive audit approach.
The ability to work independently as well as in coordination with other team members in the execution of audit and other related projects inclusive of documenting, assessing, testing & reporting on process environments.
Apply and assess financial reporting impact based on knowledge of Accounting Principles (e.g., IFRS, GAAP)
Demonstrate strong knowledge and use of data analysis tools (e.g., ACL) and techniques to facilitate operational audits and continuous control monitoring (CCM).
Promote compliance with all IT best practices, especially with respect to project management, systems development, and information security.
Executing quality audit work within budget.
Assisting the Internal Audit Manager and/or Internal Audit Director in special projects and investigations.
On-going maintenance of the issue tracking and resolution process.
Working closely with the Internal Audit Manager and Internal Audit Director in planning the scope of work and monitoring the progress on audit projects.
Reviewing and writing risk assessments and audit programs/scope memorandum.
Acting in a supervisory or lead capacity on complex and high risk audits/special projects with internal or external resources.
Ability to provide audit deliverables inclusive of, but not limited to, writing process flow documents, performing detailed test work, reviewing technical systems controls and summarizing results in work papers.
Documenting opportunities for improvement and drafting audit reports.
Identifying and developing best practices within Internal Audit and in coordination with business process owners.
Facilitate and coordinate all aspects of Corporate Governance requirements with PR-Americas and PR-SA
Perform special project requests.
Nature & Scope:
The Senior Internal Auditor will work with all departments within PRUSA as well as working in collaboration with the PR-Americas, PR-Groupe and/or other applicable third party resources. The Senior Internal Auditor is expected to be hands on in all aspects of project planning and execution phases. The candidate must demonstrate proactive skills that ensure the accomplishment of audit objectives necessary to meet the PRUSA’s strategic and business process objectives. The Senior Internal Auditor shall be bound by the Code of Ethics as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors as well as the Pernod Ricard USA Code of Ethics with respect to maintaining confidentiality, objectivity, integrity and competence in its accumulation and use of all company data and records.
The candidate must display integrity, leadership and foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment. The Senior Internal Auditor will need to monitor business activity and industry trends, emerging issues, audit enabling tools/resources, and apply best practices where applicable with respect to department development and improvement.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or business-related field.
Must have at least 5 years of combined experience in financial, operational/process and IT auditing preferably in a Distribution, Consumer Goods and/or Manufacturing environment. Wine and Spirits industry exposure is a plus.
Comprehensive understanding of the auditing business process and strategic objectives through assessing the existence and effectiveness of risks and related internal controls.
Experience can include public or private accounting or auditing experience. Prior Internal Audit, consulting, risk management experience a plus.
Financial Statement Auditing experience a plus.
Strong experience in using of data and financial analysis to facilitate the audit process (e.g., ACL).
Business Continuity Planning assessment/design a plus.
System Implementation Execution and/or Assessment Experience a plus.
Experience with auditing financial reporting (e.g., financial closing or consolidation) related processes.
Experience in ethics and fraud inquiries.
Demonstrate a practical knowledge or application of the COSO framework or equivalent.
Demonstrate an understanding of the current corporate governance issues facing global companies.
Effectively utilize of MS Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access).
Strong written (including issue and report writing) and verbal communication skills.
Can quickly develop relationships within the organization and can quickly grasp issues.
Professional certification or the strong desire to pursue professional development and certifications (CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA etc) a plus.
Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to conduct themselves in a discreet manner as will be handling at times confidential information.
General Office: Work is performed in a typical office environment. Limited demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage.
Estimate: 20% of time. Position requires travel within the US and periodically internationally.
Who are we?
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.
Pernod Ricard USA is an equal opportunity employer.
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