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Senior Internal Auditor in Raleigh, NC at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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    Raleigh, NC
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Senior Auditor

Position Description:

Under the general direction and supervision of the Internal Audit Manager ("Audit Manager"), the Senior Internal Auditor ("Senior Auditor") plans and executes assigned assurance and consulting engagements, or assigned areas of such engagements that add value and help the Company accomplish its objectives through improvement in its risk management, control, governance, and operational processes.

As a trusted and collaborative business partner, the Senior Auditor builds and sustains productive and mutually respected working relationships with management and professional staff of the Company as well as with the external audit team, providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The Senior Auditor also serves as an advocate for exceptional risk management, control, and corporate governance and drives continuously increasing awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the importance and adoption of these concepts throughout the Company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and perform the planning, execution, reporting and follow-up activities of internal audits, assigned projects, and duties that support the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (collectively referred to hereafter as "audits") and in regular collaboration with the IT auditors.
  • Lead and perform the planning for audits, including proposing audit objectives, scope, specific risk assessment, and detailed audit work plan(s) to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in addressing key risks associated with the respective auditable entity or entities.
  • Develop project-level time budgets for each audit, ensuring efficient and effective allocation of department resources.
  • Complete engagements in an efficient manner and within established deadlines. Anticipate problems and obstacles to the timely and efficient completion of audits and audit work, and keep the Audit Manager or Vice President, Internal Audit generally informed of the status of assigned audit audits and audit work. Formulate solutions to anticipated and incurred problems and obstacles impeding the timely and efficient completion of assigned audits and audit work.
  • Perform specific audit risk assessments and detailed audit work plans to ensure proper identification of key risks
  • Develop audit procedures to obtain sufficient competent evidence to identify value-added cost-beneficial recommendations.
  • Fully identify and properly define issues and exceptions, and adequately formulate recommendations to address root causes in a value-added and cost/beneficial manner.
  • Effectively communicate issues and recommendations to management on a proactive basis during the course of each audit
  • Lead or participate in opening and closing meetings for audits.
  • Draft clear and concise audit reports including executive summaries, conclusions, issues, and recommendations.
  • Provide and ensure direct and specific leadership, coaching, guidance, and supervision of the department staff and externally engaged audit professionals as appropriate for each professional and the work being performed.
  • Participate and perform duties pertaining to department initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: 4 Year College Degree (Accounting, Finance, Operations, IT, Engineering),
  • Certifications: CPA, CIA, CISA, or CMA is highly desirable
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience that includes an appropriate combination of public accounting, internal audit, and/or accounting roles.