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Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Location : South Charlotte, NC
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : Carrie Quinlan
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7+ years of experience
Required Education : BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

Our client is a growing $1B+ Manufacturing HQ in South Charlotte.  Due to growth, they are seeking an Internal Audit Manager.  This company has an EXCELLENT reputation for OUTSTANDING employee retention, internal upward mobility, and a PHENOMENAL leadership team.  

      1. They get every other Friday off all year long

      2. They travel to amazing places – Jakarta, Brazil, Seoul, Mumbai, Punai, Singapore, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Italy, and China.  Each of the international audits takes 2 weeks and you get to spend time sightseeing – it’s not just all work.

      3. This is NOT a SOX position

      4. Over the next 12 months the audits will focus on Risk Based Audit in addition to Forensic, Fraud, and Project Audits.

      5. You will interact with Executives across all of the businesses in small settings

      6. The company is very open to auditors moving out of audit into other areas of the organization

      7. Travel is 20-30%

      8. The VP of Audit is WONDERFUL – outgoing and an exceptional leader

We are seeking an internal audit senior manager to serve in a leadership role within the 5-person internal audit department of a $1B+ HQ. The senior manager reports directly to the Vice President of Internal Audit. Department personnel are all based in Charlotte, and have responsibility for providing world-wide coverage of operational, financial, internal control, FCPA and other compliance audit projects. The senior manager is expected to play a key role in developing the annual internal audit plan, providing direction and supervision of the team’s execution of audits, providing counsel and leadership to the junior members of the department, and developing solid working relationships with personnel across the company. The senior manager will also develop and monitor the department’s budget, review and approve audit reports, and guide department decisions based on resource availability and company-wide strategic objectives.


Other responsibilities include the following:

1.       Assisting in identifying and assessing specific strategic, operational, reporting, internal control and compliance risks to support the development and execution of the annual audit plan and the ongoing revisions to that plan

2.       Driving value in all areas of the company through the internal audit process by:

a.       Leading well planned, organized and efficient internal audits

b.       Helping to educate, not just audit, in effort to elevate understanding and performance

c.       Ensuring the department writes clear, concise reports that resonant with the readers, have actionable next steps, and have management’s alignment on conclusions

3.       Recommending strategic priorities for the department, and lead the implementation of those priorities through day to day management of the team, goal setting, and the performance management process

4.       Interacting with senior members and the executive management team

5.       Assisting in the development of the annual department budget and in managing department costs to ensure operation within the budget

6.       Recruiting and retaining skilled team professionals by:

a.       Leading the performance goal setting and review process

b.       Mentoring younger audit professionals in effort to elevate their performance and career prospects

c.       Facilitating the migration of internal audit team members into other functional areas of the company as opportunities arise

7.       Maintain professional accreditations along with continuing education relevant to the internal audit role in order to maintain and elevate the professionalism of the department

Required Qualifications :

Job Qualifications

(1)    Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience (public accounting or internal auditing)

(2)    Credentialed (CPA or CIA)

(3)    Data analytics skills (use of tools and methodologies) a plus


Professional Characteristics

(1)    Professional presence and tact

(2)    Consensus builder

(3)    Strong oral and written communication skills

(4)    Highly organized and acutely focused on meeting budgets, goals and deadlines

(5)    Customer focused, with a track record of building long-term, loyal relationships with key stakeholders

(6)    Driven by the opportunity to effect change, improve process and develop others

(7)    Exceptional critical thinking skills with the ability to absorb, process and apply new knowledge rapidly

(8)    Adaptable with professional curiosity (desire to know the business, research new ways of getting work done)


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