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Senior Auditor - Global

Employer
Larson Maddox
Location
Chicago, USA
Salary
USD75000 - USD100000 per annum
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
We have a current opportunity for a Senior Auditor - Global on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Chicago, IL. For further information about this position please apply.

Position Overview: The Senior Global Finance Auditor is responsible for conducting financial and operational audits across international and domestic organizations, formulating recommendations for improvements in operating performance and control. This role involves effectively scoping, planning, and executing assigned audit engagements, including preparing audit risk assessments and planning to ensure appropriate audit coverage. The Senior Global Finance Auditor will identify control gaps and areas of risk within Finance processes and deliver actionable recommendations for management to mitigate these risks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Audit Engagements:
  • Conduct financial audits of domestic and international businesses over an 18-24 month rotation.
  • Scope and plan assigned audit engagements, including preparation of audit risk assessments to drive appropriate audit coverage.
  • Execute audit fieldwork using a risk-based approach to ensure effective testing coverage.
  • Identify control gaps and areas of risk exposure related to Finance processes.
  • Deliver achievable and meaningful recommendations for management to mitigate identified risks.
  • Communication and Reporting:
  • Document all audit work performed in a clear, purposeful, and timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively and present professionally to the highest level of Corporate and Division management as well as peers.
  • Establish positive working relationships with management, providing input on risks and controls while maintaining independence and objectivity.
  • Team Collaboration:
  • Promote an effective team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Assist in the orientation and development of new auditors.
  • Achieve individual and department goals as assigned.
  • Career Development:
  • Leverage experience and relationships developed during the rotation to identify future career interests and opportunities in finance.

What You'll Do:
  • Perform financial audits of domestic and international businesses.
  • Utilize skills and knowledge acquired from 3-6 years of public accounting experience to assess the accuracy of financial statements, adequacy of internal controls, and identify business process improvements.
  • Successfully complete audits from planning to fieldwork to report issuance and wrap up.
  • Document all audit work performed clearly, purposefully, and in a timely manner.
  • Establish positive working relationships with management and provide input on risks and controls while maintaining independence and objectivity.
  • Promote an effective team-oriented atmosphere and take the initiative to assist in the orientation and development of new auditors.
  • Achieve individual and department goals as assigned.
  • Leverage experience obtained and relationships developed during the rotation to identify future career interests and opportunities in finance.

Education and Experience Required:
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3-6 busy seasons in internal/external audit practice of a public accounting firm (Big 4 preferred).
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Experience in performing financial statement audits for SEC clients and/or SOX processes and controls.
  • Project management experience, including the ability to organize, plan, prioritize, and complete assignments with little or no supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to express a point of view and advise on risk and control considerations.
  • Manufacturing and/or international business experience is desirable.
  • Ability to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information.
  • CPA or other certification (CFE, CIA, CMA) highly preferred.
  • 40-60% travel to international and domestic locations required.

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