Lead Internal Auditor

Milwaukee, WI
07 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Under the general supervision of the Regional Leader, Internal Audit or other Internal Audit department leadership, is responsible for planning, supervising and executing field audits, evaluations of internal controls, financial and management reporting, operational effectiveness, and business systems at primarily U.S. locations. Written and oral presentation of findings to all levels of Company management is required. The individual may also be involved in special operational projects, department projects and administrative duties.

How will you do it

Assist Audit Managers in the planning and execution of audit engagements; plan and execute audits, business process control reviews and compliance management engagements when required.
Defines the specific objectives, theory and scope of audit work to be performed, including risk analysis and audit programming.
Lead audit staff in responsible projects to ensure audit approach and work programs address the highest risk areas given the time available.
Provide work direction to the junior members of the audit team to ensure quality, efficiency, and timeliness in the performance of audit engagements.
Carries out assigned Sarbanes Oxley related activities such as scoping analysis, planning and management testing.
Ensures timely and effective accomplishment of administrative tasks related to planning and performing audits.
Assists in the coordination of work performed with the independent public accountants.
Interviews individuals and surveys activities in audit areas assigned.
Analyzes processes and data and assesses level of compliance with applicable procedures, adequacy of controls, efficiency and effectiveness of operations and accuracy of reported information.
Drafts, reviews and discusses audit findings with Internal Audit management and the management of the audited unit (and higher level management, as appropriate) on a timely basis.
Reviews and ensures the timely completion all staff audit work performed.
Completes work papers appropriate to the type of assignment.
Responsible for compiling draft audit reports in the field for management review prior to audit closing meetings.
As necessary, assists in conducting reviews of hardware, software and data in terms of security, management, and data integrity.
Assists management with the development of department planning and scheduling.
Involvement with special projects such as investigations, acquisitions, and reengineering teams.
Demonstrates understanding and application of the International Standards for the Professional.
Practice of Internal Auditing and the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.



Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting.
5+ years of experience in Audit/Finance (big 4 experience preferred).
2+ years of team lead/supervisory/experience.
Audit experience in public accounting and/or internal audit.
Ability to work with all levels of management.
Demonstrated experience in leading audit teams.
Proven ability to effectively manage time, prioritize, and handle multiple concurrent tasks.
Ability to work effectively with people even under difficult circumstances.
Ability to motivate others to achieve desired results. Leads others to take appropriate action, and follows through on commitments.
Ability to build collaborative relationships and contribute to the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and teams throughout the organization.
Excellent communications skills, including significant experience in written and oral reports and presentations to high-level management.
Should have ability to listen effectively, evaluate the most critical elements being communicated and communicate with staff and management on an open and timely basis.
Ability to travel up to 50% (including international).


Experience working for a big 4 accounting firm.
International Audit experience.