Senior Internal Auditor
Morningstar - United States

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The Team : Morningstar is a leading provider of financial information. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Morningstar's Internal Audit Services is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the company's operations. Internal Audit Services helps the company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Role : Morningstar's Internal Audit Services seeks a highly motivated Senior Internal Auditor who thrives on new experiences and challenges. As a Senior Internal Auditor, you will play an integral role in evaluating the company's business processes and effectiveness of internal controls through the performance of operational, financial, information system, and compliance reviews. Additionally, the Senior Internal Auditor will provide assistance to management through various consultative engagements. In this role you'll report to the Audit Manager. This position is based in Chicago.


+ Plan and serve as the auditor-in-charge on financial, operational, information systems, and compliance related reviews.

+ Lead audits with minimal supervision and supervise and review the work of internal and co-source audit staff.

+ Perform walkthroughs of complex business processes and test the design and effectiveness of internal controls throughout the global organization.

+ Document work and prepare observations and recommendations for corrective action and utilize and reference world-class audit tools and methodologies.

+ Proactively communicate audit status and observations to audit management to ensure achievement of objectives.

+ Effectively apply the COSO and COBIT internal control frameworks as well as US GAAP accounting principles.

+ Serve as a consultant and business partner to all levels of management to understand various business processes to recommend changes for strengthened controls, increased efficiencies and reduced risks.

+ May direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel, including resources from co-source providers.

+ Assist Internal Audit Services 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.

+ Serve as a liaison and partner with our external auditor.


+ 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.

+ Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous and complex projects.

+ Ability to diagnose problems, determine root causes, and recommend solutions to complex challenges.

+ Comfortable working in team with the ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively present to peers and management.

+ Leadership skills needed to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change.

+ Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO, COBIT, and risk assessment practices.

+ Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting, financial reporting, and information system controls.

+ Undergraduate degree in accounting, business, or a related field.

+ Three to four years of internal or external audit experience.

+ Willingness to travel to international locations (30%).

+ Experience in using data extraction and analysis software preferred.

+ Experience using TeamMate or a similar audit management/workpaper application preferred.

+ Professional accreditation (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA) preferred.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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