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Staff Auditor

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Job #: 12623
Status: Active
Title: Staff Auditor
Job Location: OH-Cleveland
Lower Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MO, NE & OH)
Job Categories: Audit
Industries: All Industries
Base Compensation:
Low: $45,000       High: $60,000
Total Compensation:
Low: $45,000       High: $60,000
Overnight Travel: No Required Travel
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: No
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Why is This a Great Opportunity?
No travel audit job.
Job Description:
Position Summary The Staff Auditor, reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, conducts financial, compliance, and operational audits in accordance with the Internal Audit Plan and the Internal Audit Charter as approved by the Audit Committee. Audits include: assistance with the year-end financial statement audit; project/construction audits; operational audits, compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations; fraud; ethics; and special projects. The overall goal is to add value, which is communicated through audit and consulting reports to Management and the Audit Committee. Staff Auditors assist with various projects and activities of the department and work closely with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) personnel to achieve testing and project objectives. Coordination with IT Audit personnel is also essential during planning and fieldwork to ensure IT information is appropriately considered and leveraged in the audit work to drive effective and efficient audits. The Staff Auditor assists the IA Manager in the preparation of audit reports and also utilizes the external auditor's programs to perform financial statement testing for the year-end audit. The Staff Auditor helps create customized audit programs, takes accountability for the projects assigned, takes initiative on coordinating the audit work with contacts, proactively and appropriately challenges current policies and procedures, and ensures satisfactory completion of the work assigned. Essential Job Functions 1. Conducts audits for the organization to assess the accuracy of financial records, compliance with laws and regulations, and efficiency/effectiveness of operations (including management policies and procedures). Other audit areas include: fraud, ethics, and special projects. (65%)a. Work with management to determine the direction and scope of audits, emerging issues, and specific risks. b. Assist in the preparation of planning memorandums and audit programs.c. Develop audit work plans which coincide with the annual audit plan and execute the work plans. Conduct work in accordance with standards identified in the Internal Audit Charter. d. Identify and clearly define audit issues and root causes. Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed to by Management. The goal of the recommendations is to promote better business practices and add value.e. Draft audit reports and ensure that they are issued timely. f. Follow up with Management to ensure that recommendations are adequately and timely addressed. 2. Performs financial statement testing in accordance with the audit programs established by the external auditors. Identifies improper accounting or documentation as well as process improvements. (25%)3. Coordinate/complete special requests, projects and reports as directed by Audit and/or Executive Management. (5%)4. Development and Training - online, seminars, group training, etc. (5%)Contacts Interact with Executives, IA Manager, and various Company personnel (all levels and across all SBUs). Financial Responsibility NoneEducation Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (relevant experience may be in lieu of degree requirement)CPA or CPA candidate preferred; CIA, CFE a plus. Experience In addition to the education outlined above, candidates should have at least 1-2 years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting, or some experience in an internal audit department of a large corporation; real estate experience preferredOther Skills Exemplify and exhibit the highest quality of character and ethicsValue-driven approachExcellent verbal, written and presentation skills Strong knowledge of corporate auditing practices, procedures, principles and GAAPStrong interpersonal skills – a relationship builder that relies on collaboration with auditees to develop practical solutions and to solicit important information to help develop our audit planStrong analytical and problem solving skills Ability to analyze business activities/identify issues and opportunities and create solutions Desire to participate in projects and drive them to conclusion Ability to work independently as well as in a team environmentExcellent project management, organizing and planning skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office applications SAP experience (R/3, BW and BCS) a plusConstruction/Project audit experience a plus Work Environment Physical Activity Frequency: Standing Occasional (11% - 30% of the workday) Walking Occasional (11% - 30% of the workday) Sitting Frequent (31% to 65% of the workday) Talking and/or listening Frequent (31% to 65% of the workday) Travel Travel for this position is up to 10%. Relocation : No
Mandatory Minimum Qualifications - Must Have: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
Preferred Qualifications: CPA, CIA. CFE
Education: Bachelor's
Certifications: None
Licenses: None
Total Years of Experience: 1-2+
Years of Experience in Present Position: 1-2+
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