Sr Internal Audit Associate

Pailin Group Executive Search

Sr Internal Audit Associate

Dallas, TX USA


Experience - At least 10 year(s)

Degree - 4 Year Degree


The Senior Internal Audit Associate provides mentoring, training and supervision to the audit team (internal and 3 party providers) and supports the planning, coordination and execution of the Internal Audit Plan (including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (SOX)). This person will work closely with the Internal Audit Director and Internal Audit team in the managing and execution of the annual internal audit plan.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager and Director in the execution of the annual risk assessment (Internal Audit and SOX) and development of an approved annual audit plan

  • Provide support and execute coordination activities with management and external auditors

  • Support internal audit management’s budget development and maintenance process through detailed tracking and reporting activities

  • Support audit committee reporting and communication efforts as requested by internal audit management

  • Develop strong working relationships with key operational and financial team members

  • Support planning, scoping, execution and reporting of value-added internal audits of operations, compliance, finance, and information technology in accordance with professional standards

  • Participate in the development of clear and concise reports on the results of audit examinations, including identifying risks and making recommendations to help mitigate risks

  • Support execution of the assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting for SOX purposes and help Company meet all annual SOX compliance requirements

  • Develop and document clear work papers to support internal audit execution activities that meet Internal Audit Standards and comply with CSH program guidance

  • Draft control deficiencies, risks, recommendations and coordinate efforts to confirm deficiencies with internal audit management and coordinate collection of management action plans and due dates

  • Participate in the quality assurance (QA) process for internal audit team as well as addressing and clearing internal audit management review comments

  • Participate in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives

  • Provide mentoring, training and supervision as needed to internal audit department team or third parties

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business management or equivalent experience. Associate’s Degree in Accounting

  • Must have at least 2 years’ Big 4 internal/external audit experience or at least 4 years Internal Audit experience at a publicly traded company

  • Maintains professional training and certification requirements

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative, analytical capabilities and a solution-oriented thinker

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment, with sound negotiation and problem solving skills

  • The ability to work cross-functionally

  • Ability to combine initiative, integrity and professional discipline to accomplish difficult tasks through other people

  • Ability to work with internal audit management to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Basic project management skills including time management, prioritization and ability to work multiple projects simultaneously

  • Basic leadership skills including being persuasive, encouraging, and motivating to team members

  • Intermediate training, presentation and communication skills – both written and oral

  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers
    Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Manufacturing experience a plus

  • PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle, Dynamics, Great Plains and Concur software experience

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Certification (CPA, CIA, CFE or other relevant certification(s))

With an outstanding work environment, vast developmental opportunities, and a top- notch benefit package, it is no wonder a majority of our clients employees have been on board for longer than 10 years. Come join a winning their team!

Provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

How You Can Apply for this Position

Forward resumes, compensation requirement in complete confidence to Susanne Eisenberg

Accounting & Finance Group Manager