Location: St. Louis, MO, United States Minor Outlying I
Date Posted: 17-11-2016
Responsible for performing high quality audits and control services over key systems, applications and processes. Execute audit programs and procedures under the direction of the Manager Internal Audit, including identifying and reviewing controls used to manage risk and executing test plans to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls. Key focus areas include ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”), corporate policies, regulations and other laws. Develop strong relationships with all levels of personnel in the organization. Provide Internal Audit the capacity and skills required to complete the required SOX audit program and other deliverables. Assist Internal Audit in responding to ad hoc requests from the business to support key operational initiatives.
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Execute audit programs in support of management’s assessment of internal controls for financial reporting as required under SOX (Section 404 Reporting), including the preparation of process narratives, performance of walkthroughs and test plans, and documentation of audit results. Provide the Manager Internal with periodic updates regarding progress, findings, etc.
  • Assist external auditor as it relates to their reliance on internal controls testing results to ensure maximum reliance is achieved. Also provide external auditor direct assistance with substantive testing in accordance with the Internal Audit Plan.
  • Assist with IT general controls and application controls testing, as requested.
  • Participate in the performance of high-quality, professional discretionary audits/projects, including related detail testing. Identify and summarize deficiencies and/or process improvement recommendations and assist with report preparation.
  • Assist with the execution of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (“CAAT”s).
  • Assist with the identification of key controls and improvements to key controls, business processes and related documentation.
  • Participate in recurring status meetings with Internal Audit management, as well as meetings with the business and/or external auditors, as applicable.
  • Support other functions (e.g. Law, Finance, HR, etc.) with efforts to maintain corporate and SOX compliance and strengthen internal controls.
  • Address ad hoc requests and assist with special projects, as requested.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems. Master’s or MBA preferred.
  • CPA or CIA designation preferred.
  • CISA designation a plus.
  • Minimum of one to three years of experience in audit/internal audit and/or accounting with SOX exposure.
  • Public Accounting experience (especially “Big 4”) a plus.
  • Experience with SAP or other general ledger software for a mid-to-large size public company preferred.
  • Prior experience with and/or willingness to learn audit methodologies for IT operating systems, databases, and applications (specifically related to SAP) a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with audit methodologies and control frameworks, processes, systems and controls.
  • Prior experience in executing audits, including the assessment of key systems, processes, and internal controls.
  • Understanding of risks and internal controls, COSO framework, and professional auditing standards.
  • Working understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of applications including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint. Proficiency with Access preferred. Experience with QlikView preferred.
  • Written communications skills should include the ability to prepare concise and coherent financial narratives and descriptions of complex issues.
  • Effective verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey ideas on complex financial issues, communicate with outside parties and use active listening skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize various projects that may be in process simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively with other technical departments, including IT, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, Treasury and Corporate Accounting.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 10-20% of the year.
  • Ability to work overtime, as required
The Timberline Group
Phone: 636-209-5537
PO Box 565, Sullivan, Mo 63080
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