The Senior Internal Auditor will be tasked with, but not limited to, performing SOX evaluations, financial and operational audits, and compliance reviews throughout the Company’s global locations. The Senior Internal Auditor will work closely with business management to raise the level of controls and improve business performance and contribute to providing assurance to the Audit Committee regarding risk and overall corporate governance.
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
Performing SOX testing, including understanding and documenting processes via walkthroughs, testing of key controls, evaluating controls to determine compliance, communicating and documenting deficiencies via recommendations, agree action plans and undertake closing meetings.
Leading financial, operational and compliance audits, including planning, audit execution, identifying and defining issues, developing appropriate recommendations, agree action plans and closing meetings.
Executing audits in accordance with professional standards and assist in the composition of formal audit reports.
Understanding the key components of risk within the business and ensure that these areas are tested as appropriate.
Working with both the internal audit co-source partner and the external auditor to ensure effective coordination and collaboration.
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with management so that Internal Audit is seen as a trusted advisor to the business.
Effective communication with management, co-source partner, external auditor and the various operations.
Participating in special projects and assignments as necessary.
Uses current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and service.
Provides quality and value-added audit services while maintaining independence and objectivity.
Understands and adheres to the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Cooper’s management team is committed to the development of and implementation of the quality management system and maintaining its effectiveness by communicating to the organization the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.
Travel: International (regional and global) business travel (approximately 30% - 35%).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong understanding of risk management, internal control frameworks and corporate governance practices.
Good knowledge of SOX, generally accepted accounting principles (including US GAAP) and auditing standards.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work independently and in teams of diverse culture and backgrounds, demonstrates initiative and delivers good quality audits within established timelines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Extensive use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel.
Strong data analytics skills, Tableau experience a plus.
IT controls experience a plus.
Hybrid working environment; a mix of office and remote working
Minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience performing financial, operational and compliance audits in public accounting firm or as an internal auditor in a multinational corporation.
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business or related field.
CPA or Chartered Accountant, CIA and/or CFE designation preferred.