In 1924 MFS® established the first mutual fund to help make the US stock market more accessible to the average investor. Today, that commitment to investors remains evident in everything about the firm. At MFS® we hire talented individuals and allow them to work together. Office doors are always open, and everyone is on a first-name basis. We believe the best ideas emerge from a culture of collaboration.
The Senior Internal Auditor will work closely with client management and will use audit knowledge and experience to contribute to a variety of concurrent operational audits, including risk-based assessments and compliance, regulatory and Sarbanes-Oxley reviews.
Principle Responsibilities :
Under the general guidance of the Supervisor, Manager, or Senior Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for:
Performing internal audit projects, as part of the total internal audit plan. This responsibility includes:
developing internal audit scope,
coordinating audit work in conjunction with external and/or co-sourced auditors and internal area management,
performing internal audit procedures,
directing and reviewing the work performed by other internal audit personnel, including resources from the co-sourcing firm, as required, and
preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed.
Performing COSO based integrated internal audits and Sarbanes-Oxley Sections 302 and 404 controls testing in accordance with internal audit standards and assisting business management in the identification of key control points surrounding business objectives.
Effective time management of audit work program.
Performing follow-up on the status of outstanding internal audit issues.
Assisting Internal Audit management with periodic reporting to the Audit Committee, development of the annual internal audit plan, and championing internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the business.
Assisting in the development and implementation of internal audit methodology, standard practices and automated tools.
Development and transfer of audit and business knowledge with the internal audit team via creation of information repositories and verbal presentations.
Developing partnerships with client management to help solve problems, obtain audit documentation, resolve complex audit issues and provide value via corrective as well as consultative recommendations.
Making oral and written presentations to business management during and at the conclusion of the examination, discussing deficiencies, corrective actions and enhancements to improve operations and reduce risks.
Appraising the adequacy of corrective actions taken to improve deficient conditions.
Completing management requests or special reviews, as assigned.
Keeping apprised of mutual fund industry regulatory environment.
Required Qualifications :
4 years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance, and internal control areas.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO, and risk assessment practices.
Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
Proficient in Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.
Experience in performing multiple projects and working with varying team members.
CPA, CIA or other applicable professional designation or advanced degree.
Prior industry experience is a plus.
ACL or data analytics experience highly preferable.
Massachusetts Financial Services (aka MFS Investment Management) offers more than 50 mutual funds, as well as annuities, separately managed...