auditing

Audit Vice President - Internal Audit

This company is seeking an exceptionally organized and detail-oriented candidate to join the Internal Audit group. This position reports to the Head of Audit for Shared Services and will assist in the planning and execution of audits across the firm. This will entail researching business units and services they engage in and identifying relative risks; executing fieldwork, including business unit interviews; documentation and testing of processes and controls; and, assisting in the drafting and vetting of findings, issues and related actions plans.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead audits and projects across the full spectrum of the audit cycle of planning, fieldwork and reporting. This includes:

  • Planning – identification and evaluation of key processes, risks and controls, preparation of audit programs and other procedures to test controls;

  • Executing fieldwork – leads stakeholder interviews, documentation (e.g., process narratives, walkthroughs, testing, etc.) and testing of processes and controls;

  • Reporting – draft audit findings, issues and related actions plans, with minimal oversight and edits from IA Management team.

  • Preparation and communication of action plans to re-mediate any control deficiencies, including influencing relevant stakeholders.

  • Takes ownership and accountability of key deliverables, including Audit Announcement Memo, Audit Planning Memo, and audit reports

  • Monitors budget slippage and other key metrics (e.g., 100-day rule) and takes correction actions, including timely escalation to IA Management

  • Establishes and owns relationships with leadership teams in the shared services / holding functions (e.g. accounting, financial reporting & analysis, central compliance, tax, human resources, legal & compliance, etc.)

  • Monitors and reports on the disposition and status of action plans and conducts substantive tests of compliance as necessary

  • Takes ownership and accountability for some components of the audit universe, providing updates to the risk assessment and keeping it evergreen by identifying new activities, divestitures and significant changes to businesses

  • Participating in IA’s annual risk assessment and planning process, including proposing audits, budgets, etc.

  • Supervises junior staff members or co-souring professionals in the execution of audits and other projects

  • Keeps abreast of industry and product specific developments and raise any risk and control related topics of interest to Internal Audit management

  • Promotes, and is an ambassador of, the department’s value proposition

  • Continuously fosters relationships with coworkers and clients

Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience working as an auditor covering shared services/holding company functions (e.g. accounting, financial reporting & analysis, tax, human resources, central compliance, etc.) for financial service firms.

  • Public accounting or consulting firm experience a plus (focused on internal audit services, external audit services, or risk-based consulting)

  • Good understanding of processes and risks of shared services functions

  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

  • Possesses outstanding intellect, analytical abilities, and self-confidence

  • Proven ability to independently anticipate and provide solutions to complex problems

  • Strong work ethic and demonstrates personal commitment to work and team’s success, and leads by example

  • Strong communication and influencing skills (oral and written), confident and capable of presenting in a clear and compelling manner to stakeholders

  • Strong understanding internal auditing theory and techniques, including types of risks, controls and testing procedures as well as related work paper standards

  • Excellent writing and documentation skills (ability to write succinct and cohesive process narratives, issue statements, findings and action plans)

  • Strong multi-tasking abilities between audits/projects while working independently and within a group environment

  • Ability to take direction and execute successfully with minimal supervision

  • Display a healthy skepticism and strong aptitude for precision

  • Ability to learn quickly and research topics and risks germane to areas under audit

  • Solid understanding of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access and common internal audit work paper tools (i.e., automated work papers)

  • Aptitude to develop both technical and soft skills in a growing organization, takes advantage of learning opportunities

  • Can independently analyze issues and develop and execute plans that contribute to significant improvements in financial and operational performance and risk reduction

  • Can independently evaluate the adequacy of the controls in the context of relative risks to area under audit

  • Receives and provides coaching well and applies comments going forward

  • Proven track record of supervising junior level auditors, including coaching and providing feedback in the performance evaluation process

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Sr Analyst - Internal Audit - Non - Financial Services

Performs internal audits providing management with objective assessments, recommendations, and pertinent information concerning the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control system. Independently performs financial, operational, and information system assessments and advises management on the need for corrective action.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and assists with compliance activities related to Sarbanes-Oxley; specifically in the documentation and evaluation of internal controls in accordance with Section 404.

  • Conducts operational, financial, and information systems audits to review effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations, and compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Works closely with auditees to identify potential improvements to internal controls and operational processes.

  • Assists with implementation efforts related to internal control and operational process improvements accepted by auditees.

  • Documents audit procedures and observations through the preparation of detailed workpapers. Drafts the internal audit reports/memos.

  • Assists internal audit management with risk assessment activities, audit planning and developing audit objectives.

  • Participates in new systems development initiatives, serves as a business process consultant, and performs special project work.

  • Assists external auditors in the completion of the audit requirements.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Performs all of the above activities in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and conduct, consistent with the "Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing" as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors and Triton’s policies & procedures.

Qualifications:

2 - 5 years experience within:

  • Public Accounting - Auditing, Assurance or Accounting Information Technology; or

  • Financial Services Institution - Internal Audit or Accounting; SEC compliance experience; or

  • Fortune 500 - Internal Audit and/or Finance areas.

  • Strong knowledge and skills with auditing and evaluation of internal controls.

  • Proficiency with MS-Office, in particular with Excel, Word and Access.

  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent work experience. Masters or MBA is a plus.

  • Experience using internal controls frameworks, such as COSO, CoCo and/or COBiT.

  • CIA, CPA and/or CISA certification is highly desired.

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