JOB TITLE: Director of Internal Audit
The Director of Internal Audit works proactively with the various business units and other internal departments and organizations to implement practices that meet AMI’s defined policies and standards for compliance and control. The position is responsible for ensuring Internal Audit is closely aligned with industry best practices in executing the duties across the Companies business and financial operations. The Director of Internal Audit has overall responsibility to review, inspect, audit, and monitor actions within AMI to mitigate the Company’s potential exposures to operational, regulatory and/or reputation risks associated with its business activities.
- Evaluate and provide reasonable assurance that risk management, control, financial, operational and governance systems are functioning as intended.
- Prepare, maintain and execute the annual Company audit plan to assign resources to the greatest risk exposure areas.
- Continuously review and improve the systems of internal control in place throughout the Company which includes corporate, manufacturing and retail environments.
- Participate in Policy Committee and or other forums to maintain proper/effective policy and documentation
- Lead and direct the analysis of data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures. Prepare and submit audit findings and makes recommendations to management.
- Lead Internal Audit’s annual risk assessment and enterprise risk assessment and planning process to develop the audit plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the organization.
- Issue all Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management.
- Meet regularly with the Audit Committee to report the status of Internal Audit’s ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform the committee of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a “thought leader” with respect to risk management and internal control best practices.
- Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.
- Lead scoping efforts for management’s SOX “light” assessment and create report on final assessment of internal controls over financial reporting for the fiscal year-end for management’s review
- Perform Internal controls assessments of acquired companies or joint venture companies and lead efforts to mitigate identified control deficiencies, as needed.
- Actively participate in executive management meetings and/or committees to ensure that Internal Audit is well-informed of key business developments that could have an impact on audit priorities and/or plans.
- Attract, hire, and retain a team of high-performing audit professionals who possess outstanding knowledge, experience, ethics, and integrity.
- Ensure that Internal Audit is performing its work in accordance with established professional standards and remain abreast of emerging trends and best practices that can be incorporated into the function.
- Coordinate the activities of external auditors including how best to leverage the work performed and results produced from Internal Audit’s work.
- Position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and maintains direct access to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.
- Executive and management team members across the business, facilitating effective audit function in any area
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Public and industry experience in a manufacturing or distribution/retail environment
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in Finance or Accounting required.
- Certified Internal Audit (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a strong knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and accounting principles
- Excellent communication skills leading to effective communication of audit findings and management recommendations.
- Eight or more years of corporate audit experience, at least 3 years in a management role.
Endevis, LLC. and all companies represented are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.