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Head of Audit

ExecuNet

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted February 23, 2021.

An objective, independent leader who will oversee all aspects of the Internal Audit (IA) and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) functions at Company. This role will support the CFO, CEO and the Audit Committee by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to our risk management, control, and governance processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop, present, and prepare the internal audit scope and audit plan
  • Ensure a world class control environment to better protect Company ‘ assets in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Be a partner and guide for the VP, Controller, of CFO and Audit Committee in their assessment of internal controls
  • Manage the relationship with third party auditors to ensure the completion of testing of design and testing of operating effectiveness, of the Company ‘s ICFR program
  • Lead Internal Audit ‘s annual risk assessment and enterprise risk assessment and planning process to develop the internal audit plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the organization
  • Meet regularly with senior management to report the status of Internal Audit ‘s ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform senior management and the Audit 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
  • Issue all internal audit reports to the Audit Committee and Senior Management ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with solutions, and provide value to the business
  • Develop and maintain standardized best practices, policies, and systems for Internal Audit.
  • Lead workshops to ensure proper design of processes and controls
  • Obtain, analyze, and evaluate accounting documentation, financial reports, data, flowcharts etc
  • Examine processes to identify performance improvements, loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost saving initiatives
  • Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action plans are in place and to remedy any gaps identified with internal controls
  • Build positive relationships across management at all levels to effectively deliver audit solutions and contribute directly to business success
  • Support the company as required on all regulatory exams and other third-party audits
  • Evaluate Internal Audit resource needs; lead workforce planning efforts to expand the Internal Audit team

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor ‘s degree in Accounting & Finance or other closely related field
  • Certified Internal Audit (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required
  • 8+ years ‘ audit experience in auditing or accounting (Big 4 and/or corporate environment preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the proven ability to present and explain complex information and suggest process improvements to diverse audiences
  • Proven ability to perform, manage and control the full audit cycle
  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills; organized and great attention to details