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AUDIT DIRECTOR - NORTH AMERICA AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL PROCESSES

PITTSBURGH, PA · Accounting/Finance
 

Primary Purposes of the Job:

    Leveraging accounting and auditing knowledge to oversee and periodically participate on audits to evaluate the company’s internal control systems and to advise on improvements in control systems. This role will require hands-on supervision and participation on more complex audits, including traveling to audit sites.
    Managing the audit planning and scoping of the company’s centralized financial processes based in North America, many of which support global operations. 
    Promoting a collaborative and inclusive team environment to accomplish objectives and to support people development. Engage with the on-boarding of new team members so they are able to make a contributable impact in a timely manner.
    Sponsoring and supporting the department’s Data Analytics Team. Overseeing development of audit tools and analyses.
    Collaborating with the Internal Audit Director – North America and Global SOX as needed for the planning and execution of internal audits at operating locations and coordination
    Working directly with the VP Internal Audit on projects and the preparation of key customer presentations (e.g., Audit Committee and Segment leadership presentations).

    Contribute to the design and implementation of agile internal audit processes, methodology, and ongoing process improvements.

Major Activities/Key Challenges:

    Provide strategic direction around audits to ensure effective evaluation of key financial and business controls
    Perform pre-audit reviews to ensure key risks are being addressed
    Consult with audit teams on critical issues and audit scoring, remotely and at audit sites (travel approximates 25% on an annualized basis)
    Manage audits with a collaborative tone and ensure a constructive environment is maintained between the audit team and auditee
    Review auditor work papers and ensure the quality and timeliness of audit reports
    Complete required audit documentation within the ASP governance system by established deadlines
    Manage external audit consultants and internal special auditors as needed
    Contribute to the development of the N.A. annual audit plan
    Coordinate with external auditors to ensure internal audit work is leveraged where possible
    Participate in Segment and Compliance partnership meetings
    Supervise team member(s)
    Monitor compliance with department requirements
    Onboarding/training of new hires

Essential Knowledge & Skills: 

    Effective people management and development skills
    Excellent communication, sound judgement and interpersonal skills
    Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines
    Deadline driven and results oriented
    Willingness to travel domestically and, if needed, internationally
    Possessing a solid understanding of accounting/US GAAP and audit procedures
    Knowledge of SOX requirements
    Knowledge of inventory cost accounting, standard costs and reserve requirements
    High proficiency in using MS Office Suite, especially higher functions within Excel
    Experience with querying databases (e.g., using tools like IDEA, Power BI or SmartView)
    Being a role model for integrity, diversity, and inclusion           

Major Customers:

    Segment Presidents and Controllers
    Compliance Leaders for each Segment
    Plant and Resource Unit leadership
    Ethics and Compliance personnel
    Peer Internal Audit Directors
    Executive leadership

 
 
Qualifications
 

Basic Qualifications:

    Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Fraud, Economics or Business from an accredited institution
    Minimum 15 years of financial work experience
    Minimum of 3 years of experience working for an external accounting firm
    Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
    This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.  

Preferred Qualifications:

    Expertise and experience in auditing a manufacturing company, or working for a manufacturing company
    Experience in internal audit
    Professional Certification (CPA, MBA, CFE, CIA, etc.)
    Experience querying databases and working with data analytic tools
    Proven ability to work effectively across cultures
    Prior experience leading teams/projects
    Prior experience working in financial roles outside of audit
    Broad working knowledge of centralized transaction processing centers and corporate financial functions
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