Our client, a publicly traded company that manufactures chemicals, coatings, solvents and plastics, is looking for an Internal Audit Manager in Parsippany NJ. An internal auditor is an explorer, analyst, problem-solver, reporter, and trusted advisor. They bring objectivity as well as a variety of skills and expertise to organizations, can come from any department, and add value by providing assurance and insight. Our client is seeking a highly enthusiastic, inquisitive, self-motivated, and professional individual to join our small, but fast paced, analytical, and high performing team.
This is an exciting opportunity for an Audit Manager who will work within the company's finance group and will be located at their headquarters location in Parsippany, NJ. The Internal Audit department partners with all levels of management to perform SOX testing, internal audits and consulting projects that add value to the organization, and they proactively work to develop innovative and efficient solutions to address areas of improvement. They work as a cohesive Internal Audit team supporting each other to accomplish our common goals, while challenging each other to continually improve.
As an Audit Manager, you will build upon your financial, operational, technology, data analytics and risk management experience. This role offers opportunities to develop within the team or to consider possible rotation to a wide variety of roles within the company
As the Audit Manager, you will be a working manager. While you manage a small team of internal auditors, you will also manage and perform Finance SOX testing to help ensure effective and efficient controls are designed and function to mitigate the company's global risks. You will manage a variety of audits/assessments, such as financial, operational, compliance, IT, supply chain and other special audit reviews. This includes performing audit risk assessments, pre-audit planning, fieldwork testing and wrap-up activities. This role will be responsible for the quality control of audits and the delivery of high-quality audit reports to the Sr. Audit Director for publication. You will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with leadership across the company to effectively deliver audit solutions.
This position includes approximately 15-20% travel, predominantly within North America.
Internal Audit Program Highlights:
You will have opportunities to interact with Sr. Management at all levels of the organization.
While in this high-performing and greatly valued team, auditors will have exposure to industry leading innovation strategies and management programs.
You will manage and participate in the execution of the annual audit plan providing financial, operational, & strategic assurance while developing a deep understanding of company's policies and procedures.
As a manager, you are encouraged to think both autonomously and collaboratively while working to develop high quality deliverables.
Participate in a variety of special projects assigned by management.
Manage/Perform various risk-based audits/assessments (financial, operational, integrated and compliance) by being accountable for all phases of the engagement (planning/scoping, fieldwork, wrap-up). This includes executing and providing timely and accurate deliverables throughout the audit, while ensuring the risk-based approach suits each client's specific environment and business (e.g. developing/adapting/reviewing audit programs, test steps and control evaluations to suit a client's specific environment).
Manage/Perform Sarbanes Oxley compliance testing which includes supporting management & collaborating with external auditors.
Perform quality reviews of team's SOX and audit work papers.
Preparation of quality audit reports with minimal supervision from the Sr. Audit Director.
Establish and proactively maintain relationships with key business and functional leaders.
Foster a collaborative environment for everyone to bring forth ideas and opinions.
Facilitate and drive a quality-oriented environment stressing continuous improvement ideas/opportunities (e.g. designing and leveraging RPA and data analytics) within the department and throughout the business.
Proactively coach and provide guidance to other team members to enable successful and timely execution of audits, achievement of goals and continued professional development.
Conduct independent and objective reviews across the company, providing added value to the businesses and operations. Identify and independently assess root causes of issues. Develop pragmatic and innovative recommendations / process improvements.
Demonstrate a confident and well-developed communication style, both written and spoken, that establishes credibility and facilitates clear business acumen to business leaders.
Remain current with audit approaches, tools, techniques, relevant industry dynamics and other related topics.
Highly motivated, proactive, critical thinker who can take a leadership role in a wide variety of assignments with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Proven dedication to teamwork, leadership, and integrity within a professional environment.
Desire to learn new approaches/techniques, develop leadership skills and evaluate new ways of doing business.
Experience with analysis of business risk assessment and processes. Strong financial, operational, IT risk, and control evaluation skills.
Demonstrate initiative, strategic/critical thinking, sound reasoning, and business acumen.
Consistent application of analytical skills with a high attention to detail and accuracy. Research, analyze and evaluate data associated with assigned audits to identify existing and potential trends and issues.
Execute a disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, controls, and governance processes.
Highly developed project management skills with a focus on timely completion of tasks and the ability to identify and assess a changing array of risks through multi-tasking and prioritization.
Development and maintenance of strong relationships with leadership and internal customers.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Systems Engineering, IT, or other business-related discipline.
At least six years of relevant work experience in the areas of internal controls, internal audits, IT, finance and/or SOX compliance.
Experience with a public accounting firm or large multi-national organization is preferred.
Prior experience in Accounting/ Auditing preferred with the ability to demonstrate they have been a top performer in prior roles.
Consulting experience, CPA, ACCA, CISSP, CIA, CFE or CISA preferred.
Proficiency with IT foundational concepts (e.g. Change Management, Logical Access, IT Operations, Security) and the associated risks and controls within these processes.
Experience with SAP and/or data analytics (SQL, ACL)
Knowledge of US GAAP and internal auditing standards and requirements, as set out by IIA, ISACA, and BIS.