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Senior Internal Auditor at Essendant Management Services LLC

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Deerfield, Illinois

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in value added business process and assurance audits; identify opportunities to improve operational process and control efficiency and effectiveness, as well as evaluate accounting, compliance, and governance practices where relevant

  • Support Manager in facilitating various aspects of the Sarbanes Oxley certification program, including process documentation, testing, and other evaluations as necessary

  • Maintain organized audit evidence to support conclusions; adhere to department standards

  • Contribute to annual Internal Audit risk assessment and audit plan development

  • Develop good relationships with key stakeholders

  • Work effectively with the Company’s external auditors regarding Sarbanes Oxley results and work performed on behalf of external auditors, such as process walkthroughs and substantive testing procedures

  • Execute special corporate or department projects as needed/directed

  • Understand and stay abreast of accounting, audit, business, economic, and industry developments and their impact on the Company

  • Use technology to continually improve team work flow and testing approaches

  • Invest in self-development

  • Understand and demonstrate Essendant's Core Values

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Experience with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and Rules (SEC and PCAOB), COSO 2013, and NASDAQ Listing Standards

  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines while performing work in a quality manner

  • Detail oriented and strong analytical capabilities

  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)

  • Strong understanding of financial reporting

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment and communicate effectively with appropriate levels and functions throughout the organization

  • Project management experience and/or experience supervising audits and/or audit plan highly preferred

  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); experience with Visio and SharePoint a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business discipline required (MBA or advanced degree preferred)

  • CPA preferred, CIA or CISA a plus

  • 3-7 years of progressive accounting and/or internal controls experience required (at least 3 years of Big 4 or large regional public accounting experience preferred)

  • Experience in identifying risks associated with processes (risk assessment), identifying internal controls within a process, and performing gap analysis

  • Minimal domestic and international travel may be required: approximately 5% - 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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