Director Audit Services

Dean Foods   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 45 days ago

Job Description & Requirements

The Director of Audit Services is responsible for developing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and make recommendations for improving the company's key operational activities, finance activities and internal controls. Responsibilities include leading a team of internal audit professionals to timely complete and deliver the internal audit plan. The position will have a key role in assessing the company's compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and a key role in facilitating the company's enterprise risk management program.

  • Develop a comprehensive risk-based audit program to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes
  • Timely deliver and update the annual audit plan to ensure alignment with business initiatives and key risks
  • Ensure audit team understands audit project needs and expectations to ensure work product is high quality, clear, accurate, and well-presented
  • Responsible for assessing compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (and any related SEC pronouncements) identifying opportunities for management to strengthen internal controls
  • Facilitate the enterprise risk management program on behalf of management to identify, asses and respond to key or emerging risks
  • Lead investigation program for reported allegations of employee misconduct, fraud, corruption, illegal acts, policy violations and/or violations of the Code of Ethics as requested
  • Lead reviews of major process, system and/or organizational change to identify changes and improvement opportunities providing guidance to the internal audit team regarding technical concepts
  • Lead the development, execution of data analytics strategy, program to embed analytics throughout the internal audit life cycle
  • Lead the internal audit team to conduct audits based on the audit plan to understands audit project needs and expectations to ensure work product is high quality, clear, accurate, and well-presented
  • Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
  • Provide direction, insight and/or recommended changes for improvement of company policies, processes, controls, governance and risk management activities in support of business objectives
  • Establish, maintain business partnerships internally and with external auditors to assure strong working knowledge of business issues and risks while maintaining objectivity in all assignments
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Management Information Systems or related degree
  • 10+ years of work experience with at least 7 years auditing experience in external or internal audit with Big 4 public accounting or large company Internal Audit experience strongly preferred; internal Dean Foods' candidates in Accounting, Finance, or IT can substitute years of experience
  • Professional certification required (i.e. CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and behaviors
  • Strong knowledge of audit principles, practices, and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SOX, COSO and COBIT
  • Strong knowledge developing, implementing risk-based business and IT process audits
  • 7+ years of proven experience in managing teams including providing direction, understanding resource capability and successfully driving results
  • Ability to document, analyze and make recommendations for improvements to processes and controls providing a clear point of view on business risks and needs
  • Ability to judge situations and people based on facts, consider costs and benefits when evaluating situations and drawing valid conclusions
  • Looks beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and resolve complex problems
  • Experience with conducting internal investigations
  • Highly developed communication, collaboration, decision-making, change management and organization skills to drive business performance and to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Results-focused, action-oriented attitude demonstrating sound judgment and integrity beyond reproach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, audit tools and audit analytic tools
  • Knowledge of CPG and DSD industry a plus
  • Flexibility to travel (30% of time) to execute position responsibilities