Senior Internal Auditor - Dallas, TX USA

Pailin Group Executive Search

Sr. Internal Auditor - Dallas, TX USA

Our client is one the leading consolidators and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America. Their combined fleet of more than 6,000 trucks and 13,000 flatbed and specialized trailers serves 49 U.S. states as well as Canada and Mexico and offers comprehensive services to some of the world’s most respected major industrial shippers.


The Senior Internal Auditor will work directly with the Director, SOX and Compliance and be an integral team member, interacting with many Operating Companies and functions across the Company.  This position will also help lead and assist with the department’s operational and financial audits as well. This position will report to the Director, SOX and Compliance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the development and execution of test plans based on an assessment of business/financial risk, and perform tests as needed.

  • Provide input in scoping and planning the timing of the company’s SOX activities. Assist in performing risk analysis and determining audit and control testing procedures to be performed.

  • Perform testing of internal controls in accordance with annual internal audit / SOX audit plan.

  • Prepare detailed work papers to support conclusions reached. Document the company’s process flows, narratives, walk throughs and controls.

  • Coordinate SOX testing with other departments, locations, and external auditors, including senior management.

  • Assist in identifying processes and control changes that result from testing results or external audit team recommendations.

  • Identify opportunities for profit improvement, process efficiencies/system improvements, and work simplification for all aspects of operations (accounting, finance, marketing, compliance, administration, etc.)

  • Prepares audit findings and recommendations, including the results of SOX audits, that clearly communicate risks, in terms of impact to the business and root cause, and key audit issues. Recommend improvements in policies, procedures, and operations.

  • Assist in appraising the corrective actions proposed/taken by management to address audit recommendations.

  • Work with stakeholders to remediate and close out identified deficiencies, within defined timeframes.

  • Communicates status of audit results to management.

  • Analyze data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures.

  • Have a strong interest in and be willing to take on special projects including data analytics analysis, process improvement projects, operational risk assessments and controls optimization projects.

  • Meets audit project budgets and deadlines.

  • Ability to travel (domestic and to Canada) 30-40%.

  • Extended working hours may periodically be required to meet business needs and hard deadlines.

Preferred Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Professional certification such as a CIA, CPA, or CISA, or currently pursuing such certification strongly preferred.

  • 2-4 years of work experience in an internal audit or public accounting role (Big 4 or large public accounting firm experience preferred).

  • Relevant internal control or risk management experience, including but not limited to COSO framework, SOX compliance requirements, and enterprise risk management.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with coworkers at all levels within the Company.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Manages individual time effectively.

  • Strong active listening skills.

  • Ability to handle various aspects of a project efficiently and effectively.

  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills are required.

  • Works well in both a team environment and individual tasks.

  • Pursues tasks with energy, drive, and urgency especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

  • Willingness to be a team player and assist with hard deadlines.


This is a growing and maturing department, some lifting may periodically be required.

*Qualified professionals please forward resume, compensation requirements and interview availability in complete confidence to: Susanne Eisenberg - Accounting & Finance Division Group Manager 469-656-9606