The Business Process Assurance (BPA) Senior Manager will be responsible for managing the coordination and delivery of internal audit services and interfacing with coworkers, third party internal audit providers and external auditors in their delivery of services. Additionally, will be responsible for developing the team and assessing and improving existing procedures. An integral part of this role is to provide advice on internal controls to senior management and recommendations for business process enhancements.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Plan, organize and execute on operational, financial, regulatory and compliance related internal audits and assessments
Validate and report BPA and SOX findings with senior leadership ensuring seamless preparation of Audit Committee and Executive Committee materials
Develop and manage the BPA team, ensuring coworkers are provided opportunities to grow and advance and provide the applicable feedback
Manage audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and analysis and conclude on control effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement.
Serve as a consultative advisor to internal stakeholders to ensure timely and consistent implementation of controls and business process enhancements.
Oversee and manage completion of SOX business controls testing by third party internal audit resources.
Coordinate and interface with external auditors to facilitate the delivery and analysis of audit information and results.
Act as a conduit between IT, Finance and Operations ensuring objectives and procedures are aligned, stakeholders are appropriately managed and reporting is seamless
Manage the international audit efforts to ensure SOX is successfully implemented and executed and internal audits are appropriately scoped and performed
Execution and management of SOX, internal audit engagements and special projects.
Work with the business owners across various functions to recommend enhancements and prioritize new processes designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and establish best practice benchmarks.
Manage the bottom up risk assessment, aligning it to the ERM risks and utilized to create the Annual Plan
Maintaining overall responsibility for the BPA budget and plan, ensuring resources are appropriately deployed, efficiencies are identified and all engagements are running smoothly
Provide overall assurance to the VP Business Process Assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the strength of the control environment within areas of responsibility
Develop and maintain key relationships with executives across IT, Operations and Finance to 1) ensure BPA is kept abreast of developments across the organization and 2) ensure recommendations and action items resulting from reviews are implemented seamlessly
Manage the direction of the department per the VP Business Process Assurance instructions, this includes steering coworkers within the department towards common goals, providing key development and leadership opportunities and managing overall deliverables
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Information Technology
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) OR Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
10 years of internal audit experience
6 years of management experience
Other Required Qualifications
Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and its application to financial reporting and business process/ operational controls
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders including senior leadership
Strong background in identifying risks, controls and opportunities for improvements associated with business processes, developing and executing audit test plans, and drafting audit reports with summary results for executives
Strong project management experience with history of balancing competing priorities and ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships
Certified Public Accounting (CPA) a plus
Big 4 or regional audit firm experience desirable
PeopleSoft controls experience desirable
Senior Manager, Financial & Operational Audit