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Lead Internal Auditor

Accounting & Finance

Chicago, IL
ID: 45528

Oversees audit staff during financial, system and compliance audits and operational reviews of our businesses. This involves overseeing and taking part in audit planning work by evaluating the complexity and risk of the audit client and adjusting the scope of the audit procedures accordingly. 




  • Oversee audit planning, fieldwork, and audit reporting; prepares reports, and communicates findings and recommendations to both plant and corporate management
  • Review work-papers prepared by audit staff ensuring audit procedures are thoroughly documented in accordance with the department’s methodology and standards
  • Responsible for daily supervision of audit staff while ensuring to mentor, guide, and support fellow colleagues
  • Take part in the annual risk assessment with the Internal Audit management team
  • Determine scope of review in conjunction with the Audit Manager
  • Review the suitability of internal control design
  • Conduct audit testing of specified areas and identify reportable issues and dimension of risk
  • Determine compliance with policies and procedures
  • Keep the client and Internal Audit Manager informed of audit progress and issues
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 5-7 years of accounting and audit-related experience in either public accounting or internal audit
  • Professional accounting or audit certifications are a plus but not required (CPA or CIA)
  • Previous experience leading a project-based team is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrates an ability to solve complex problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job
  • Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately
  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations (i.e. last-minute changes to staffing or scheduling)
  • Must be able to view control issues and concerns from the perspective of the head of Internal Audit and accounting management
  • Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at the appropriate level of detail required to articulate business needs to resolve issues of moderate complexity
  • Possesses strong functional knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as learn other in-house software tools to complete audits and present findings
  • Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools or applications used in completing daily work assignments and be a resource to the senior auditors on the team
  • Possesses sharp communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand
  • Must be able to proactively listen to others to understand issues and situations
  • Ability to travel approximately 35% of the time



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