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Senior Auditor at Bunge North America

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Type: Full Time
Location: White Plains, New York

Job Description:

Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf. Bunge has 35,000 plus employees at more than 400 facilities in 40 countries.
Bunge s North American operations supply raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Position Summary:
The Senior Auditor will have a unique opportunity to elevate his/her career with a well-rounded audit and project management experience. This person will be responsible for a hybrid role consisting of 1) Operations & Administration strategic support and 2) Global Internal Audit projects, including SOX support. Additionally, the Senior Auditor will be exposed to other functional business areas such as Controlling, FP&A, Tax, IT/IS, and Global Ethics & Compliance (GEC).

From an Operations & Administration and Global Internal Audit project perspective, the Senior Auditor will:
- Assist the White Plains, NY based team with the overall operations and administration of the Global Internal Audit department. The range of responsibilities for the Senior Auditor will be primarily focused on ensuring top quality of GIA reporting, consistent application of methodologies (planning, execution, reporting), and overall departmental quality assurance.
- Perform and supervise project fieldwork for Global Internal Audit. Work involves supporting projects that are consistent with the function's methodology and protocols (established and maintained via the above Operations & Administration job component); providing SOX and advisory services to management; and properly scoping and assessing risks for each project. The Senior Auditor upholds all organizational and professional ethical standards and works independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Core Functions:
The overall range of responsibilities is broad. These include, but are not limited to:

Operations and Administration:
- Assist the GIALT with continuous enhancement of audit methodologies and quality assurance, primarily focused on the use of online systems / tools, templates and the development of learning / leading practice materials.
- Assist the GIALT with the thorough content review of all GIA reported materials including but not limited to report issuances and Audit Committee presentations.
- Assist Global Internal Audit personnel in managing the online Management Action Plan (MAP) tracking database.
- Support the development and production of key performance metrics with oversight of the global team.
- Support the semi-annual risk assessment including the selection of audit projects.
- Support Global Internal Audit's budget management & related performance metrics tracking.
- Support resource deployment / staffing for Audit Projects.
- Support the GIA Rotation and Guest Auditor programs.
- Support the Global Internal Audit competency assessment and external independent quality reviews
- Support the maintenance of the Global Internal Audit Portal and IBM Connections repositories.
- Continued development and maintenance of GIA's on-boarding program and methodology procedures.
- Organize, support and participate in global training and development opportunities.

Global Internal Audit, including SOX:
- Collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
- Planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure, while meeting multiple deadlines.
- Work with key stakeholders at both Corporate (White Plains, NY) and Bunge North America (St. Louis, MO) to support SOX efforts.
- Negotiating issues and resolving problems.
- Effective verbal and written communication, including active listening, finding, and recommendation presentation skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
- Ability to innovate and share ideas with a global team.
- Proven track record of team leadership and development of sustainable relationships with executives.
- Considerable skill and experience leading teams comprising diversely skilled resources.
- Ability to work in an ever growing global environment, which includes travel requirements both domestically and internationally.
- Skills in conducting international business, including any advanced or multiple language abilities

Skills and Experience:

Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or Economics required, Masters in business administration a plus
- CPA / CA, CIA, or international equivalent (or in process of completion) strongly preferred
- Three or more years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting experience, including SOX or other internal controls-based audits
- Industry knowledge or expertise in a relevant specialty area (e.g. IT, trading, engineering, etc.) a plus.
- Extensive knowledge of and skills in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices and management principles and preferred business practices.
- Experience in auditing accounting for financial instruments including derivatives.
- Considerable knowledge of industry related country regulations and laws.
- Advanced skill in using Microsoft Office products (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
- Considerable skill in planning and project management (PMP certification a plus), and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
- Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
- Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
- Ability to work in an ever growing global environment with domestic and international travel requirements.
- Skills in conducting international business including any advanced or multiple language abilities preferred.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled