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Senior Internal Auditor

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The Senior Auditor is primarily responsible for leading and participating in financial, operational, and IT and, SOX engagements, supporting external auditors in a direct assist capacity, and participating in special projects.

Domestic travel requirements will be approximately 30% annually, although through the pandemic we are working remotely as a company.


Audit Support

  • Work with the Manager and VP in the development of and updates to an Internal Audit risk assessment and a risk-based audit plan to complement the Company's strategic plan
  • Oversee and participate in financial, operational, and compliance reviews
  • Organize, plan, and direct individual audits and special projects
  • Coach and supervise less experienced staff
  • Understand and adhere to audit and client expectations
  • Review work papers to confirm consistency between audit objectives, work program, audit testing, supporting evidence, and audit findings
  • Evaluate on the effectiveness of controls in mitigating risks and meeting business objectives
  • Review audit findings with Manager on a real time basis and prepare talking points for status updates with VP and clients
  • Assist in the development of creative solutions and recommendations to mitigate identified risks
  • Draft and finalize audit reports and ensure accuracy for VP signoff
  • Ensure reviews are completed in a timely manner and achieve stated objectives
  • Conduct follow-up on items requiring remediation and execute follow-up testing, as necessary
  • Perform a "Did Well/Do Better" review with staff at the conclusion of each engagement and identify areas of improvement for Audit department, staff, and yourself
  • Comply with departmental and professional standards in all phases of audit engagements; foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate an ability to implement new ideas and share best practices
  • Participate in ad hoc special projects to help the Company achieve its strategic and financial objectives
  • Perform SOX and External Audit direct assist work


Client Relationship Management

  • Manage client expectations
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal clients
  • Lead meetings with client management
  • Keep current on industry and Company trends and processes to determine effectiveness of the audit approach and relevance of findings
  • Use interview skills to effectively and efficiently conduct audit planning and testing
  • Lead preliminary findings meeting with clients build consensus among interested parties
  • Consult with clients on the implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for controls


Self Development

  • Perform continuous self-assessment and seek feedback from audit team and audit management to improve performance
  • Seek opportunities to expand skill set and experience
  • Follow prescribed training program to obtain and keep certifications current (CPA, CIA, CISA)
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of current audit and accounting trends and pronouncements
  • Set and monitor achievement of annual goals


Staff/Department Development

  • Provide developmental feedback to staff throughout audits and performance of other test work
  • Research and recommend training
  • Assist Manager and VP in the development of annual performance appraisals
  • Assist in recruiting and hiring staff

Personal and Organizational Skills

  • Exceptionally strong analytical ability and superior work ethic
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, team player, self-starter, positive attitude, and motivated
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas both verbally and in writing in a concise easily understood manner


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • BA/BS in accounting preferred; four-year college degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of public accounting as well as internal auditing experience
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of IIA Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to interact with management on all levels; be an ambassador for the department
  • Demonstrated ability to lead client meetings, negotiate, and resolve issues
  • Proven leader with the desire to motivate and develop staff and add value to the organization
  • Superior knowledge of auditing standards, accounting principles, and information technology controls
  • Familiarity with audit software techniques desired
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and detail-oriented with a strong sense of urgency
  • Proficiency in MS applications including Excel, Visio and Word
  • Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • Insurance brokerage auditing strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP and IDEA are a plus
  • CPA or CIA designation is preferred (other certifications such as CISA or CFE are a plus)
  • A desire to travel domestically (approximately 30 % annually) required
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