Senior Integrated auditor –Global Entertainment Company

Senior Integrated auditor – 80-100k –  Global Entertainment Company

The Corporate Audit Department examines and assesses business activities as a service to the Corporation’s management, Board of Directors and Audit Committee.  It provides an independent assessment of risk and the effectiveness of internal operating and financial controls.

Skills and Experience Required

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to understand complex business processes, have a history of identifying and quantifying business risks and adding value to an organization.  Strong analytical and organizational skills (including the ability to multitask effectively in a dynamic environment) are required, as well as having the confidence to interact and communicate with senior management at all levels.  Effective verbal and written communication skills are a must.

A CIA, CPA or equivalent qualification is expected together with at least 4 to 5 years relevant experience in either public accounting or industry. Audit, accounting and SOX 404 technical experience is required and exposure to data analytics and system programs (e.g. ACL, etc.) is highly valued.  Travel, including international, can be expected approximately 40% of the time.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

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Director of Internal Audit (Westchester)

Director of internal Audit – 155-170k plus 20% bonus – Fortune 500 Consumer Products Company  – Westchester

This high-visibility position leads the planning and execution of risk-based audits and the communication of audit results to senior management. The Director is the primary contact with management throughout the audit engagement. The Director will also work closely with the Sr. Director and other Directors to assess process and strategic risks across all North American-based businesses and Corporate Functions and verify that these risks are addressed in the audit plan.

The Director will have four direct reports, but because of the matrix organization structure will manage up to 16 individuals throughout the year.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

Meet with cross-functional business leadership team (e.g., Sales, Operations, Finance, Treasury, Global Procurement and/or HR) during engagement planning to gain understanding of business processes, risks and challenges of the function to be audited.

Present proposed audit scope and approach to SVP Corporate Audit.

Facilitate workshops with business to understand process flows for in-scope processes, identifying key financial, IT, operational and compliance risks and assess the adequacy of controls in place to mitigate risk.

Identify the key controls to test and monitoring activities to assess during the audit. Review the results of testwork, providing timely coaching to audit team members.

Conduct weekly status update meetings with management. For any opportunities identified, communicate the issue, root cause and financial statements or profitability impact. Partner with management to develop cost-effective remediation plans.

Identify best practices during audit engagements and share them across business units and locations.

Support Sr. Directors with the development of Corporate Audit strategic plan and other key department initiatives.

Coordinate recruiting and onboarding of new hires into the audit group, which serves as a talent pipeline for the PepsiCo finance and controls organizations.

Manage the travel & expense and consulting forecast for audit engagements, providing explanations for variances to plan.

Qualifications:

10+ years of accounting/control or finance experience.

Bachelor’s Degree (Finance or Accounting preferred)

Previous Big 4 Public Accounting experience and/or CPA strongly preferred.

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.

Prior consumer products goods (CPG) experienced preferred.

Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.

Ability to work in matrix organization; handle competing priorities.

Strong interpersonal skills and proven. collaboration/teamwork experience.

Must be willing and able to travel approximately 40% – 65% of the time.

This position is located in Purchase, NY (White Plains, NY).

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Audit Senior

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Senior Manager of Internal Audit

 Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. SOX 404 Testing

 Assist in the completion of Sarbanes‐Oxley independent testing of financial

controls

 Coordinate, participate and document walkthroughs of major Company

processes

 Coordinate, plan and complete testing of internal controls

 Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Process Owners

 Identify all significant control weaknesses.

 Draft and present findings and recommendations to Internal Audit

management and audit clients.

 Make suggestions for improvements to internal controls and control

environment.

  1. Business Process Review / IT Auditing

 Quickly learn new business processes, company operations and activities and

determine areas of greatest risk.

 Acquire an understanding of corporate policies and procedures and the

functional business disciplines being reviewed to ensure that audit

procedures are appropriate, timely, and effective.

 Be knowledgeable of and able to articulate internal audit department

polices.

 Responsible for determining scope and areas to be reviewed based on risk

analysis

 Conduct research and client interviews consistent with the defined Internal

Audit process.

 Develop in‐depth understanding of risks and controls related to assigned

audit areas

 Evaluate the system of financial and operational controls to achieve company

objectives.

 Perform reviews utilizing established guidelines to analyze the adequacy of

internal controls and compliance with corporate procedures.

 Perform audit test procedures and identify and communicate issues on a

timely basis.

 Prepare detailed audit documentation and working papers for assigned areas

in accordance with internal audit policies, standards and guidelines

 Prepare detailed written observation memos and audit reports that include

value‐add audit recommendations

 Develop positive working relationships and alignment with audit clients

during the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit

 Share knowledge and seek assistance appropriately.

 Prepare and communicate status of audit work to the Senior Manager of

Internal Audit relative to milestones, open issues, and interactions with the

internal clients.

Experience / Knowledge

 Bachelors degree

 Professional designation completed or in progress (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP,

PMP)

 Strong knowledge of US GAAP

 Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques

 Prior External and / or Internal Audit experience (financial, operational,

compliance, IT audits)

 Prior Enterprise Risk Management knowledge and experience

 Ability to travel domestically (~15‐20%)

 Strong English language – verbal and written communication skills

 Proficiency in Spanish language – verbal and written communication skills a

plus, but not required

 Ability to work with initiative, minimal supervision and meet prescribed

deadlines

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Exposure to major ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle a plus

 Media experience a plus

Skills & Capabilities

 Be a highly effective communicator with the ability to interact with Internal

Audit stakeholders at all levels.

 Develop their internal and external networks and be highly effective at

creating lasting relationships with their team members, peers and business

stakeholders.

 Demonstrate strong business acumen by being attuned to Univision’s

strategy, business environment and emerging trends and issues.

 Be able to effectively leverage technology to improve operational

effectiveness and efficiency.

 Be a leader who will have the ability to build consensus and articulate a

persuasive point of view.

 Be nimble and agile, with the ability to audit strategic initiatives and change

programs.

 Be risk aware and have an intimate understanding of risk management

practices within the organization, our industry and profession.

 Be client service delivery focused and an innovative, critical thinker with the

ability to provide pragmatic solutions to complex business problems.

 Be technically proficient and committed to continuous learning and

professional development.

 Be fraud aware, with the ability to build effective fraud detection procedures

into audit projects and to collaborate with key stakeholders to develop

comprehensive anti fraud programs for the organization.

 Be innately curious with the drive and work ethic to probe and “to ask the

next question” (professional skepticism)

 

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212.685.4884

Audit Manager – Global Asset Management Americas

Audit Manager – Global Asset Management Americas

Location: New York
Rank: DirectorDescription:
Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent function that supports the bank in achieving its strategic, operational, financial and compliance objectives. We do this by assessing key processes as well as governance, risk management, and the control environment within all business divisions globally. We are independent in our work and report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Risk Committee. GIA’s structure consists of divisional audit teams throughout the world, reflecting business structure. We are looking for an outstanding professional to join our dynamic Global Asset Management – Americas Audit team in New York City as an Audit Manager. In this role, you will leverage your understanding to plan, perform and report the results of Global Asset Management – Americas and global audits.

Your main responsibilities are: • Analyzing and assessing risks (market conduct, suitability, valuation, market, credit, operational, legal and compliance, etc.) assumed by the business; • Identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of controls designed to address those risks; • Providing practical, innovative, and value-added solutions to issues identified; • Preparing reports of audit findings for senior management at local, global, functional and Group levels; • Monitoring the results, risk profile and developments within Global Asset Management and provide input for planning sessions. • Additionally you will be expected to monitor the risk profile of business areas assigned to you and suggest changes/ additions to the audit plan as necessary.

Requirements:

You have gained strong experience (4 to 10+ years) in audit, compliance or internal control areas within the financial industry.
• You have a good understanding of financial markets, particularly in asset management; including supporting operational activities and process flows within and between banks / counter parties, and a thorough knowledge of local and global regulatory requirements. • You are a flexible and committed team player willing to occasionally travel to other world-wide locations but mostly in New York and Chicago for audit assignments.
• You have excellent project management and audit report writing skills.
• You have strong analytical skills and are willing to keep up with financial industry developments and progressive auditing techniques.
• You are fluent in English.
Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212. 685. 4884

Risk and Control Advisor – Jersey City, NJ ( Salary to $125K)

Department Function:

Internal Audit’s mission is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist the enterprise in maintaining an effective system of internal controls.

Internal Audit supports the Boards of Directors in their oversight of the governance, risk and control framework, and will achieve and maintain the highest level of professional standards, while furthering the development of our employees.

Specifically, the Corporate Functions Audit team is responsible for providing assurance and advisory services to the Company’s corporate support functions, including: Finance, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, and Corporate Services.

Position Summary: 

The Risk & Control Advisor (RCA) is predominantly focused on audit projects, participating in planning, driving fieldwork, and assisting with report clearance. The RCA’s primary measure of success is identifying meaningful potential issues about the design and effectiveness of controls, and creating reliable documentation to support his or her work. The RCA must manage a number of auditee relationships, be a good team player, and take accountability for his or her personal growth and professional development.

Principal Responsibilities:

Strategic Control Impact

  • Identify meaningful issues from audit fieldwork
  • Work closely with auditees to achieve timely progress on agreed action plans
  • Build advisory relationships with middle managers outside the context of IAD’s routine audits
  • Support risk management priorities:

o Take ownership for identifying risk, such as credit, market, liquidity, quantitative, operational and technology, within his or her assigned area of responsibility

o Adhere to departmental risk policies, procedures and best practices

o Identify opportunities for improving existing processes or creating new ones that more effectively anticipate, manage and reduce risk

o Maintain awareness of regulatory issues and comply with regulatory requirements

o Comply with corporate initiatives, such as the New Initiatives Process (NIC), Management Self Identification of Audit Issues, Management Control Awareness & Responsiveness (MCAR), Operational Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA), etc.

o Demonstrate the behaviors of and build competency with creating a risk management mindset

Audit Execution

  • Consistently demonstrate an ability to complete risk-focused fieldwork on time and on budget, notifying the audit manager promptly of any possible impediments to success or when budgets might be exceeded
  • Fully resolve review notes and apply learning from those review notes to future projects
  • Lead projects from time to time as experience grows

Quality Process

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of IAD’s policies and procedures—particularly work paper documentation standards
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives

Individual & Team Development

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, helping peers wherever possible
  • Identify and seize opportunities to grow skills, talents, and knowledge about audit planning, reporting, and the products and functions he or she audits

Experience:

Previous internal or external audit experience is helpful, but not required. Previous job experience for RCAs can and should vary greatly to meet the department’s goal of having a team with diverse perspectives and work experiences.

The incumbent for this particular RCA position would benefit from having a background in financial services industry and market, credit, quantitative, liquidity and operational risk disciplines.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Our Leadership Model sets out the core behaviors required of all employees. Each SRCA position is unique and may require the incumbent to have or build specific knowledge of the businesses, products, functions, and processes within his or her coverage responsibilities.

More broadly, successful auditors typically demonstrate the following skills and behaviors:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and in teams
  • A high degree of responsibility in balancing multiple commitments and meeting deadlines and commitments to stakeholders

Education, Training and Certification:

Bachelor’s degree or higher is required.

Certified Public Accountant is a plus

Supervision Exercised: 

The SRCA may supervise other team members on specific projects, and could have managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Internal Auditor ($65-100K + bonus)

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Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Salary Range: $65-100K + bonus
Job Category: Audit
Company: Top 10 Metro Area CPA firm
Location: NYC
Career Level: experienced public accounting Senior
Requirements: CPA
Experience: 3 or more years experience, with CPA-firm experience required.
Description: 3+ years of diverse industry experience (manufacturing/distribution,
financial services, real estate, not for profit, etc.) with CPA Firm

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior IT Auditor / Jersey City, NJ / Financial Services

Are you looking for a position that will leverage and grow your technology skills, expand your knowledge of the financial services business, and give you the opportunity to problem solve with some of the best minds in the financial services and technology industries?

About Corporate Audit
Corporate Audit provides independent and objective audit and advisory services that help manage risk, improve customer service, and enhance business performance.
This mission is accomplished through:

  • Assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, risk management, compliance and governance processes
  • Reporting on issues and solutions that improve our control environment
  • Responding to change with a sense of urgency through continuous risk assessment and resource allocation
  • Providing audit advisory services on new and changing products and systems
  • Developing talented professionals for audit and leadership positions

Our primary motivation is to drive positive change throughout the firm.  The Information Technology Audit group is responsible for providing the specialized IT audit skills required to assess and evaluate controls over our corporate-wide systems infrastructure environment and system development efforts in support of our businesses.

Primary Responsibilities

The Technology Audit Senior Analyst is responsible for evaluating risks (technology, financial, reputational, and regulatory), testing controls designed to mitigate risk, communicating issues and findings to management, devising solutions for business improvements, and following-up on corrective actions.  The Technology Audit Senior Analyst will need to work effectively in a team setting and is expected to:

  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent IT audits, including reviews of cyber security, existing production applications, systems currently being developed, technology infrastructure and specialized or emerging technologies.
  • Identify and assess complex risks (both business and technological) and to provide advice to management regarding mitigation of these risks.
  • Assess the controls over application processes, physical and logical security; systems acquisition and development; system and network infrastructure; system architecture; change management; computer operations; and production support.
  • Identify and address systemic control and efficiency issues. Develop data analysis and apply leading edge and other automated tools to provide management with proper context of potential exposure and loss of business due to control weaknesses.
  • Develop an ongoing “trusted advisor” relationship with audit clients and Internal Audit business unit colleagues to ensure timely and consistent controls advice.

Requirements

 

  • Solid understanding of technology best practices for application systems development and infrastructure support (operating systems, network and computer operations, production support, and information security).
  • Experience with highly complex and integrated processing environments.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with internal controls, risk assessment strategies, audit techniques, data mining, and project management.
  • Some understanding of the laws and regulations associated with SEC, FINRA, DoL, and ERISA regulated entities and the use of technology controls to meet these requirements.
  • Understanding of the risks associated with current and emerging technologies and the standards and controls being developed to mitigate those risks.
  • Strong team player willing to collaborate with highly skilled people on multiple levels.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and manage team priorities and workload.
  • Team player who takes initiative and works constructively with other senior leaders to achieve goals.
  • Hands-on work style and “can do” attitude with a strong desire to make things happen.

Desired Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

 

  • BA/BS in Technology, Finance, Accounting or related field of study.
  • Professional audit or information security certifications preferred (CIA, CPA, CISA, CISSP, SANS GIAC, etc.).
  • Typically two to five years of experience in technology audit, information security, systems engineering, or related fields.

Skills and Knowledge

 

  • Demonstrated technical abilities across a wide range of topics including:
  • operating systems (z/OS, UNIX, Linux, Windows)
  • networking (firewalls, TCP/IP, Active Directory)
  • cyber security operations (penetration testing, incident response, virus/malware analysis, secure code analysis)
  • messaging and directory systems (Exchange, Sendmail, LDAP)
  • database management systems (Oracle, DB2)
  • web application (.Net, XML)
  • software tools (Java, VB, ASP)
  • Some knowledge of financial services and/or relevant technologies supporting regulatory, brokerage, transfer agency, financial statements.

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Staff/Senior Audit – Media/Entertainment (North Jersey)

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Senior Manager of Internal Audit 

Primary Job Responsibilities: 

  1. SOX 404 Testing

 Assist in the completion of Sarbanes‐Oxley independent testing of financial controls

 Coordinate, participate and document walkthroughs of major Company processes

 Coordinate, plan and complete testing of internal controls

 Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Process Owners

 Identify all significant control weaknesses.

 Draft and present findings and recommendations to Internal Audit management and audit clients.

 Make suggestions for improvements to internal controls and control environment.

Business Process Review / IT Auditing

 Quickly learn new business processes, company operations and activities and determine areas of greatest risk.

 Acquire an understanding of corporate policies and procedures and the functional business disciplines being reviewed to ensure that audit procedures are appropriate, timely, and effective.

 Be knowledgeable of and able to articulate internal audit department polices.

 Responsible for determining scope and areas to be reviewed based on risk analysis

 Conduct research and client interviews consistent with the defined Internal Audit process.

 Develop in‐depth understanding of risks and controls related to assigned audit areas

 Evaluate the system of financial and operational controls to achieve company objectives.

 Perform reviews utilizing established guidelines to analyze the adequacy of internal controls and compliance with corporate procedures.

 Perform audit test procedures and identify and communicate issues on a timely basis.

 Prepare detailed audit documentation and working papers for assigned areas

in accordance with internal audit policies, standards and guidelines

 Prepare detailed written observation memos and audit reports that include

value‐add audit recommendations

 Develop positive working relationships and alignment with audit clients

during the planning, execution and reporting phases of the audit

 Share knowledge and seek assistance appropriately.

 Prepare and communicate status of audit work to the Senior Manager of

Internal Audit relative to milestones, open issues, and interactions with the

internal clients.

 

Experience / Knowledge

 Bachelors degree

 Professional designation completed or in progress (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP,

PMP)

 Strong knowledge of US GAAP

 Strong knowledge of audit methodology and techniques

 Prior External and / or Internal Audit experience (financial, operational,

compliance, IT audits)

 Prior Enterprise Risk Management knowledge and experience

 Ability to travel domestically (~15‐20%)

 Strong English language – verbal and written communication skills

 Ability to work with initiative, minimal supervision and meet prescribed

deadlines

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Exposure to major ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle a plus

 Media experience a plus

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

Senior Audit Analyst / Jersey City, NJ / Financial Services

Description

The Senior Audit Analyst works on an audit team within specific business areas to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of controls while proposing and facilitating viable solutions to issues identified.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understands, supports and is able to articulate the vision, mission and strategy of Audit
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of company businesses, interrelationships and dependencies
  • Understands and follows Audit processes and procedures
  • Completes tasks independently but receives direction and oversight by more senior audit staff and management.
  • Completes a scope of work which is broadly defined and typically involves complex processes or issues.
  • Provides some supervision and direction for less experienced audit staff, and may also manage the work of a smaller project team.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of sound audit practices including:  understanding of risk types; types of controls to mitigate risk; understanding of process flows and critical control points; appropriate linkage of risks, controls and audit tests; ability to evaluate or control gaps or inadequate operating effectiveness; logical organization of written documentation; and propriety/adequacy of audit sampling methods and sizes
  • Performs technical research using external and internal source material
  • Assists in development of audit programs

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS or MS in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent experience)
  • Professional certifications preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA)
  • At least 3 years of audit or audit-related experience, preferably with a public accounting firm

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of audit practices, tools, techniques, concepts, and trends
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and goal-driven
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and manage priorities and workload

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884