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Internal Audit Manager

Muscatine, IA

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The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for planning, coordination and management of internal audit policies, procedures and resources for Kent Corporation. This position is responsible for identification and evaluation of financial, operating and compliance risks to assure identification of risk and better assuring effective and efficient operations in all financial and operational functions. The Internal Audit Manager reports to the CFO of Kent Corporation.

Responsibilities include:
  • In conjunction with the CFO, develop and implement an ongoing schedule of testing and evaluation of policies and procedures that will provide senior management of the companies with an objective appraisal of the effectiveness of the company's accounting, managerial and overall internal controls.
  • Responsible for recommending improvements designed to safeguard company resources, promote company objectives, and ensure established policies and procedures are adequate to accomplish intended objectives.
  • Advise Business Process Redesign participants in areas of internal control and separation of duties. Audit these areas as part of the overall audit schedule.
  • Direct and develop audit programs and techniques necessary to implement the audit schedule.
  • Structure specific audit programs which:
    • Ensure reliability of accounting operations, management information and regulatory reporting developed within the organization.
    • Determine adequacy of the procedures in effect to safeguard the company's assets from loss, including internal controls, legal procedures, physical protection, and security measures.
  • Report findings and recommendations of each audit to:
    • The responsible manager for action
    • The manager's supervisor
    • Kent Corporation’s CEO, COO and CFO
  • Perform follow-up review of recommendations to ensure timely and appropriate implementation of recommendations to confirm intended results.
  • Investigate irregularities and errors and recommend corrective action for both specifically identifiable problems as well as general systemic problems.
  • Coordinate efforts with public accountants and company accounting personnel to expedite external audit work and reduce the cost thereof.
  • Monitor and schedule control of audit assignments.
  • Report at the Audit Committee Meetings.
  • Serve as SharePoint Administrator for Finance. As a SharePoint Change Advisory Board (CAB) member, guide the CAB to increase SharePoint knowledge and utilization.
  • Serve on the Corporate Records Retention team and drive training on and acceptance of the related policies and processes.
  • Perform special projects, studies and other assignments as directed by the CFO.

Education and Experience
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in one or a combination of financial management audit, control testing, control and risk identification or audit analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of audit methodologies and tools that support audit processes
  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in MS Office

  • Highly developed communication skills to effectively work with all levels of management throughout Kent Corporation and its companies
  • Competence in taking initiatives, exercising, independent judgment, making decisions and an expertise in problem solving
  • Ability to lead projects/initiatives with high risk and complexity and work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels
  • Results-oriented, strategic thinker and planner with tactical skills
  • Well-developed leadership skills, analytical and reasoning capabilities
  • Outstanding organizational skills with high attention to detail
  • High integrity and professional values

Posted 03/14/18

Job ID: 63617