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  • Director, Internal Audit

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  • Responsibilities

    • Execute the Internal Audit Charter, as approved by the Audit Committee
    • Develop and execute the annual risk-based audit plan
    • Execute and update internal audit strategic plan on an annual basis, including department scorecard
    • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing Standards of the International Institute of Internal Auditors, including periodic internal self-assessments of adherence
    • Manage the agenda, materials and facilitate quarterly Internal Audit Review Committee Meetings
    • Manage the Audit Committee Agenda and preparation, including internal audit reports and presentations
    • Manage and develop the Internal Audit Department staff
    • Execute various established programs and duties, including:
      • Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance (financial controls, IT general controls and entity level controls)
        • Manage direct assistance work for the External Auditors
      • Regional Operational Audit Program
      • Annual Travel and Entertainment Audits
      • Facilitate and manage the Enterprise Risk Management Program
      • Data analytics using the ACL software tool
      • Acquisition due diligence
    • Oversee the audit work and coordinate with the external auditor to issue the Company’s SOC-1 report with the external audit firm
    • Administer the Related Party Policy, including initial evaluation of related party transactions and annual related party survey
    • Oversee internal investigations, while collaborating with Loss Prevention and Human Resource departments
    • Provide internal consulting and advisory services as required (e.g., pre-implementation reviews and business continuity planning)




    • Functionally report to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively report to the Executive Vice President General Counsel. 
    • Oversee a team of 7 with 2 direct reports:  1 Financial Audit Manager and 1 Operational Audit Manager.  Additional oversight of 1 IT audit contractor.




    • CPA required
    • BS Accounting
    • Minimum 8 years’ experience in financial auditing with a public-accounting firm (i.e. Big 4 firm or mid to large-sized public accounting firm with publicly traded clients), with at least one client that was an SEC registrant and with at least 5 of those years in a senior staff position managing five or more staff
    • Experience managing the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance process and coordination with external auditors
    • Experience in facilitating, delivering, and creating presentations at the executive and/or board level
    • Superior knowledge of internal control frameworks (COSO), SEC reporting, GAAP Accounting, Auditing Standards, and other accounting and financial reporting rules for public companies.
    • Experience and knowledge of Internal audit standards, specifically risk assessment processes
    • Strong audit skills including experience developing the methodology for audit programs and work papers
    • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Superior project management skills
    • Experience in process analysis and documentation techniques including narratives and flow charts
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Access, SQL and ACL would be a plus.
    • Creating and managing the Department budget


    Key Attributes

    • Creative thinking when solving problems and facing challenges
    • Ability to work with big picture/high level concepts, ideas and directions
    • Innate curiosity and critical thinking ability
    • Ability to work independently, self motivate and multi-task to meet deadlines
    • Ability to prioritize and be highly productive/efficient
    • Detail oriented and organized
    • Ability and desire to solve problems and innovate/improve upon current conditions
    • Quick learner with good follow-through
    • Excellent people management skills and the ability to mentor and motivate staff
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially when directed at executive management and the Audit Committee
    • Strong inter-personal skills to deal with people across all areas of the organization


    Preferred Skills/Qualifications (but not required)

    • Industry experience in a finance, accounting or audit position
    • IT audit experience, especially in the area of IT General Controls as it relates to Sarbanes-Oxley 404 requirements using the COBIT framework
    • Data analytics using ACL
    • CIA


    Special Considerations

    Travel may be required up to 20% of the time depending on the project assignment.  Some travel will be on short notice as special assignments arise.



    SP+ is an equal opportunity employer committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other classes protected by federal or state law. SP+ does not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against any employee or applicant on the basis of these characteristics, or because the individual exercised his or her EEO rights.




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