The Staff Auditor I assists in conducting audits that evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls established to manage the Company's most significant risks. The Staff Auditor I will assist in the planning of individual audits, developing steps to evaluate controls, gather and analyze information as necessary to evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of the controls. The Staff Auditor I will also assist in the interpretation of the test results and assist in the oral and written communication of the audit results to the client.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The Staff Auditor I is an entry level position that will be expected to learn and apply the Lowe's audit methodology under the direction of more experienced auditors. The following functions and responsibilities will be the focus for the Staff Auditor I position.
Assist in the performance of preliminary survey work and as necessary document processes to identify significant risks and their related controls.
Assist in the development of process maps and flowcharts.
Assist in the development and execution of audit test steps designed to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of relevant internal controls for process, compliance, store, and IT projects.
Prepare workpapers to adequately document audit work performed and to support conclusions reached.
Assist in the identification and documentation of weakness in control design and effectiveness based on analysis performed.
Review management's Sarbanes-Oxley 404 test results on a quarterly basis and perform independent testing as necessary.
Manage time and workload to meet project milestones.
Develop working understanding of audit methodology and standards.
Develop basic understanding of the following:
o IT applications, processes, and controls,
o financial / accounting knowledge,
o Store knowledge
Develop basic ability to retrieve, organize, and analyze data.
Staff Auditor may be required to travel 10-20%.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in departmental committees and teams as necessary.
Develop knowledge of business areas being reviewed through independent research and inquiry.
Develop proficiencies with Internal Audit tools such as TeamMate, Excel, and Word.
Develop technical skill sets (i.e., ACL, PeopleSoft, DART, etc.) that will enhance analytical capabilities and that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent business experience
1-2 years of internal audit experience or relevant business experience
Retail business experience
For job descriptions, or to apply on-line, go to www.lowes.com/careers. Job ID 108532BR
Lowe's is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity and Inclusion.
Lowe's maintains a drug-free work place.