Manager, Internal Audit
Audit Function Leadership:
- Perform advanced, specialized and/or managerial auditing work in multiple disciplines. The candidate is responsible for managing complex audits; performing critical project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements and information technology skills.
- The position holder is likely to be called upon as a team member or team leader on various special projects assigned by executive management and/or the Audit Committee requiring analytical and risk assessment skills.
- Plan, assign and supervise the daily activity and work of other auditors.
- Train, coach, and mentor staff.
- Develop procedures, schedules, priorities, and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals.
- Prepare complex audit reports using advanced writing skills.
- Identify and communicate changes in professional standards, pronouncements, laws, guidelines and audit requirements to department personnel; ensure compliance via an annual self-assess/QAIP program.
- Attend and/or conduct internal meetings.
- Attend, present and/or participate in continuing professional education classes and training courses.
- Assist the VP, ERM and Internal Audit with preparing the annual audit plan.
- Undertake comprehensive planning and risk assessments related to each assignment to ensure that the engagement identifies potential business risks.
- Ensure that detailed audit work is effectively focused on areas assessed as high risk, thus ensuring maximum payback from the assignment.
- Ensure that recommendations are clearly presented to and agreed upon by management and ensure all agreed-upon recommendations are subsequently implemented.
- Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company.
- Be a role model for the company’s values and demonstrate the highest ethical standards.
- Consistently demonstrate a consultative approach in interactions with management.
- Build strong relationships with management across the organization to be in a strong position of influence.
- Coordinate with management to gain and confirm a detailed understanding of processes and associated internal controls and ensure processes and controls are documented, well designed, effective, and efficient.
- With a high degree of professionalism, conduct internal audit opening and closing conferences with stakeholders and maintain effective communication throughout all aspects of audit projects and remediation follow-up.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Economics, Accounting, or related field.
- CPA, CIA, CFE, CISM or equivalent professional certification required.
- 5 years of relevant Internal Audit working experience required.
- Minimum 1 year supervisory experience required.
- Big 4, large regional firm and/or Fortune 1000 experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong command of and ability to execute the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
- Exceptional verbal and writing skills and experience required to effectively communicate with management (conducting meetings, interviews, report writing, etc.).
- Effective in leading, coaching and developing staff, including setting a positive work environment.
- Strong technical knowledge required to understand and document a wide range of financial/operational processes and controls.
- Prior experience in improving on current systems and practices, including developing future state processes and controls with a roadmap to move from current state to future state.
- Ability to provide direction to the internal audit department, in proper alignment with the overall strategic plans.
- A good facilitator and consensus builder who knows how to interact effectively within all areas of the organization including business groups outside of Finance.
- Credibility as an advisor to the organization’s management on issues related to management of business risk through effective internal controls and related policy and procedure development and implementation.
- Highly self-motivated individual who consistently drives to innovate and leverage the latest internal audit concepts.
- Unquestionable ethics.
- Ability to travel up to 20%.
Job Title: Manager, Internal Audit - Home Office
Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid)
Full Time: Based on a 37.5 hour work week
Reports To: Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management & Internal
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.