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Senior Internal Auditor

Company: Signet Jewelers (UK and Ireland)
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About the jobWe have many opportunities available on our other career site pages. Click here to link to our careers page!Signet Jewelers is the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, operating more than 2,800 stores worldwide under the iconic brands: Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples, Piercing Pagoda, Rocksbox and JamesAllen.com. We are a people-first company and t his core value is at the heart of everything we do, from empowering our valued team members, to collaborating with our customers, to fostering the communities in which we live and serve. People - and the love their actions inspire - are what drive us. We're not only proud of the love we inspire outside our walls, we're especially proud of the diversity, inclusion and equity we're inspiring inside. There are dynamic career paths awaiting you - rewarding opportunities to impact the lives of others and inspire love. Join us!Position location: Akron, OH (Hybrid) or Dallas, TX (Hybrid)Position Summary:This position provides oversight through the effective management of internal audits. The role will be responsible for the execution of a holistic audit approach integrating process/operational/ information technology audits and data analytics to evaluate Signet's internal control environment.The Senior Internal Auditor is an independent strong starter with attention to detail, drive to accomplish goals and focus on quality results. This individual has strong communication skills, the ability to multitask and work with cross functional teams. This individual has executive presence and demonstrates the ability to develop relationships and promote IA throughout the organization as a value-added trusted business advisor.Major Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Lead/execute process/operational/integrated audits and special projects. Perform critical project management duties in the planning, execution, review and reporting of audit work including the evaluation of key risks, establishment of audit objectives and development of audit programs to evaluate the effectiveness of the company's internal controls.
  • Ability to identify and assess the impact of control deficiencies. Preparation of audit reports using advanced writing skills. Work with management to ensure corrective actions address root causes and process recommendations are beneficial/value added. Present recommendation to management through status updates and closing meeting. Perform follow up on management's action plans.
  • Day to day supervision of internal auditors including work paper review, training, coaching and mentoring on audit practices including performance evaluations at the end of each audit/project. Act as technical expert for the internal audit team when performing integrated audits/projects. Mentor/coach the internal audit team in areas of internal controls and generally accepted accounting principles. Act as technical expert for the internal audit team when performing integrated audits/projects. Assist with department audit training.
  • Development/implementation of policies and procedures for achieving department objectives. Ability to stay abreast of best practices as well as emerging professional standards, regulatory initiatives, accounting and retail industry trends and threats (internal/external). Act as a conduit for introducing these to the company and department. Advocate the standard audit practice and methodology ensuring quality and consistency in accordance with IIA standards.
  • Assist in the development of the annual audit plan by identifying risk areas and audits/projects for inclusion in the audit plan.
  • Support and/or lead data analytics projects. Identify areas where data analytics can augment the annual audit plan including ongoing/continuous monitoring activities. Champion the integration of data analytics into the audit methodology. Identify automation opportunities within the business and partners with IT to raise awareness of efficiency opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of and provide consultative input on major change initiatives as part of the company's strategic initiatives.
  • Performs additional duties and projects as assigned.Education: -Bachelor's degree in in Accounting or related discipline; CPA or CIA professional certification preferred.Years of Job-Related Experience: -3+ years of progressive audit experience required.Acceptable Job-Related Experience: Retail business experience and/or Big 4 accounting firm experience. Experience with GAAP and/or auditing requirements.Technical/Other Skills: -Working knowledge of data analytics software is required. Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to quickly grasp concepts, analyze data and draw conclusions based on sound judgement; Ability to apply creative and innovating thinking; Ability to work independently and multitask; Solid project management skills; Strong negotiation and conflict management skills.Benefits & Perks :
    • Competitive healthcare, dental & vision insurance
    • 401(k) matching after one year of employment
    • Generous PTO + company holidays
    • Diversity programs
    • Much more!

Keywords: Signet Jewelers (UK and Ireland), Akron , Senior Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Akron, Ohio

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