Senior Internal Auditor

American Tire Distributors
Huntersville, North Carolina
Apr 16, 2024
Apr 27, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD's coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies.

Position Description:
Under the general direction and supervision of the Internal Audit Director and Manager ("Audit Leaders"), the Senior Internal Auditor ("Senior Auditor") plans and executes assigned assurance and consulting engagements, or assigned areas of such engagements that add value and help the Company accomplish its objectives through improvement in its risk management, control, governance, and operational processes.

As a trusted and collaborative business partner, the Senior Auditor builds and sustains productive and mutually respected working relationships with management and professional staff of the Company as well as with the external audit team, providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The Senior Auditor also serves as an advocate for exceptional risk management, control, and corporate governance and drives continuously increasing awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the importance and adoption of these concepts throughout the Company.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead and perform the planning, execution, reporting and follow-up activities of internal audits, assigned projects, and duties that support the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (collectively referred to hereafter as "audits") and in regular collaboration with the IT auditors
    • Lead and perform the planning for audits, including proposing audit objectives, scope, specific risk assessment, and detailed audit work plan(s) to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in addressing key risks associated with the respective auditable entity or entities.
    • Communicate proactively with management regarding the timing and logistics of each audit
    • Develop project-level time budgets for each audit, ensuring efficient and effective allocation of department resources
    • Perform specific audit risk assessments and detailed audit work plans to ensure proper identification of key risks and efficient and effective audit procedures are developed to address such risks for maximum value-add to the Company. Develop audit procedures to obtain sufficient competent evidence to identify value-added cost-beneficial recommendations
    • Complete engagements in an efficient manner and within established deadlines. Anticipate problems and obstacles to the timely and efficient completion of audits and audit work, and keep the Audit Manager or Vice President, Internal Audit generally informed of the status of assigned audit audits and audit work. Formulate solutions to anticipated and incurred problems and obstacles impeding the timely and efficient completion of assigned audits and audit work
    • Through an in-depth understanding and/or awareness of applicable Company policies, procedures, systems, and state and federal regulations, perform, supervise, and review audit work to ensure the assessment of the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls supporting operational, financial, and system processes, functions and procedures is adequate and, along with conclusions, is sufficiently completed, supported, and documented in accordance with departmental and professional standards, including but not limited to IIA and COBIT Standards, as well as the COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework. Ensure proper utilization of appropriate records, files, manuals, data processing reports, interviews, and personal observations in the performance of such audit activities
    • Fully identify and properly define issues and exceptions, and adequately formulate recommendations to address root causes in a value-added and cost/beneficial manner
    • Effectively communicate issues and recommendations to management on a proactive basis during the course of each audit, particularly to verify the accuracy of findings and secure preliminary commitment to recommended actions. Work effectively with management to ensure responses to issues are adequate, complete, and actionable with appropriate ownership and timetables
    • Lead or participate in opening and closing meetings for audits
    • Draft clear and concise audit reports including executive summaries, conclusions, issues, and recommendations
    • Perform and supervise the follow-up on open audit issues and update the status of such issues on a timely basis. Communicate effectively and proactively with management to maintain the status of open issues and execute corroboration activities on a timely basis. Monitor the progress of management's activities to determine if open issues receive proper attention, and communicate and elevate concerns on a timely basis. Provide regular updates to the Audit Manager or Vice President, Internal Audit on the status of open issues and corroboration activities, and coordinate efforts to handling concerns over management's attention to open issues
  • Perform a range of roles as assigned on special projects and investigations
  • Participate in recruiting, training, and evaluation activities to maintain a high-quality audit staff, both in-house and external consultants
  • Provide and ensure direct and specific leadership, coaching, guidance, and supervision of the department staff and/or externally engaged audit professionals as appropriate for each professional and the work being performed
  • Participate and perform duties pertaining to department initiatives

Key Partners (Positions):
  • Internal Audit Director
  • IT Internal Audit Manager
  • Vice President, ERM and Internal Audit
  • Information Technology management
  • Administrative, finance, and operating management
  • Key control and business process owners

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:
  • Education : 4 Year College Degree (Accounting, Finance, Operations, IT, Engineering), Graduate Degree (Business, Accounting, Finance, Law) is a plus
  • Certifications : CPA, CIA, CISA, or CMA is highly desirable
  • Experience : 2 - 3 years of experience that includes an appropriate combination of public accounting, internal audit, and/or accounting roles

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.

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Job ID: R28448