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Director, Internal Audit

Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

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Job Summary

Oversee the internal audit and risk assessment function for the Company. Monitor internal controls and ensure objective compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as regulatory and legal requirements. Has reporting responsibility to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual enterprise-wide risk assessment and audit plan that supports the Company’s strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the Company’s risk assessment processes and internal control environment.
  • Evaluate the quality and reliability of internal control and compliance practices of the Company; regularly provide an objective opinion of the effectiveness of such controls and practices to the Audit Committee.
  • With input from Senior Management and the Audit Committee, identify key financial, operational and systems risk related to controls and regulatory compliance.
  • Oversee the testing of controls; ensure operational effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and Company policies and procedures.
  • Identify risk and opportunities for improvement, recommend necessary improvements to support compliance and Company objectives.
  • Investigate and oversee the Company’s response to any alleged financial, operational and system control breaches.
  • Develop and prepare management reports for Senior Management, the Audit Committee, Board of Directors, and external auditors.
  • Follow-up on corrective actions to audit findings; ensure corrective action plans are appropriate, timely, sustainable, and executed.
  • Serve as a point-of-contact for external auditors and consultants.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of emerging audit trends, best practices, and standards of practice.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with Senior Management and the Audit Committee; facilitate ongoing communications and continuously assess changes to business and corporate risk profiles.
  • Lead ongoing efforts to educate business units and business partners on the importance and role of internal audit to the long-term success of the Company.
  • Manage the activities of the Internal Audit team. Provide leadership, coaching, and direction and to members of the department. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning or directing work, appraising performance, disciplining team members and resolving problems.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field.

Minimum Work Experience: Ten (10) years of progressive financial and/or audit experience. Experience as Controller or similar role as well as experience in the consumer products industry is preferred.

License(s) / Certification(s): Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.

Travel Requirements

25-50% Travel Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High level of ethics and integrity.
  • Strong knowledge of federal laws specific to the financial operations of the Company.
  • Strong knowledge of industry norms and standards of practice specific to Internal Audit.
  • Proficiency using a Personal Computer (PC) to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with persons of various personality types and levels within and outside the Company.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate processes and results when difficult to measure.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to quickly recognize and identify current and potential problems.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to effectively lead a team towards a common unified goal.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to apply logic.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Time management skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and competing demands.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion with respect to confidential information.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in the work schedule to meet organizational needs and deliverables.
  • Ability to take a strategic view of the Company and act tactically.
  • Ability and willingness to challenge operational norms and processes.
  • Ability to be persuasive and influence positive change.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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