Internal Audit Manager

Ferguson Enterprises   •  

Newport News, VA

Industry: Wholesale


8 - 10 years

Posted 176 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description:


  • Provide independent, objective assurance and advisory activity designed to add value and improve Group operations.
  • Responsibility for corporate audit for all North American businesses with activity covering potentially all business processes – financial, operational, IT and legal/compliance.
  • Directly manage Corporate Audit staff of 2-6.
  • Manage additional staff or outsourced support as assigned to audit engagements. 


  • Provide leadership for the department with audit responsibility for Corporate Audit
  • Build a strong network across the Group with senior stakeholders including CEOs and CFOs
  • Support the Senior Manager and Head of Internal Audit in planning and setting future direction
  • Support the Senior Manager and Head of Internal Audit in driving the development of the department’s skill sets and capabilities
  • Deliver high quality audits internationally across the Group
  • Ensure that assignment planning is high quality - developing procedures to achieve audit objectives against a clear assessment of business risk
  • Supervise the daily activity of auditors assigned on all engagements
  • Ensure excellent communication with management throughout the audits
  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations for improvement and agree with management
  • Prepare professional quality draft and final reports for submission to the Senior Manager and Head of Group Internal Audit for approval and publication
  • Ensure follow up of audit recommendations to establish that businesses achieve corrective actions within agreed timescales
  • Manage resource requirements in the Internal Audit department, including outsourced support where necessary, and organize scheduling
  • Perform consulting on special projects or assignments as required
  • Manage time and resources to deliver all projects and engagements within time allocated
  • Develop Internal Audit staff on the job or through team meetings including giving appraisals and conducting training
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Improvement Program


  • Professional certifications in Accountancy and Auditing (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA)
  • MBA preferred
  • Good knowledge of professional audit working practices and IPPF standards
  • 8+ years business experience, audit or finance related, ideally gained within a multinational organization
  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder management skills. Ability to engage, inspire and influence people at all levels across the Group
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to converse in business and financial language
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Preferred knowledge of Sales Force cloud apps and platforms, audit management software, ACL, PeopleSoft, HFM, and Workday
  • Ability to identify and analyze opportunities to add value
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage deadlines
  • Awareness of organizational and cultural sensitivity
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Experience managing people and leading high performing teams
  • Travel 20-25%