MSA Safety

  • Intermediate Auditor/Sr Auditor/Audit Project Leader

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-2649
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Finance
    Is Relocation Being Offered?
    No
  • Overview

    We are looking for a dynamic Auditor to join our team.  In this role, you will plan and perform internal financial and operational audits of MSA and its affiliates and provide assistance to external auditors.  You will also work on cross-functional teams and execute special projects while reporting to the Internal Audit Manager.  If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you! 

    Responsibilities

    Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Adhere to MSA’s safety policies and procedures and encourage compliance by other associates.
    • Perform internal domestic and international audits of MSA and affiliates, in accordance with professional standards, including researching various business topics, performing audit procedures, preparing workpapers, conducting closing meetings, writing audit reports, evaluating management responses and supervising other auditors, as necessary.
    • Support MSA’s internal controls (SOx 404) process through the planning and execution of testing of internal controls over financial reporting.
    • Follow up on audit findings with business stakeholders and ensure proper closure by management.
    • Articulate and document understanding of business areas under review through the use of flowcharts, narratives and walkthroughs, including the identification of key financial, operational, and IT business risks along with the identification of the proper internal controls.
    • Identify internal control and business process weaknesses; develop valuable recommendations for improving the control environment, business process efficiency and effectiveness and conduct exit conferences with management.
    • Effectively educate business process owners on the value of internal controls, standardized processes and the role of Internal Audit.
    • Assist MSA’s external auditors with assigned financial audit procedures.
    • Participate in special projects, as directed by the Internal Audit Director, Internal Audit Manager, Senior Management, or the Audit Committee. Assist in developing and maintaining department independence, professionalism, and reputation.
    • Support internal audit management in developing a comprehensive continuous auditing program, including the use of data analytics.

    Qualifications

    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Excellent knowledge of accounting, U.S. generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP), and SEC financial reporting requirements
    • Comprehensive knowledge of operational and financial reporting processes
    • Thorough understanding of the audit process and the ability to apply audit techniques effectively
    • Effective time management skills and the ability to successfully manage competing demands to ensure audit assignments are executed on time and within assigned budget
    • Experience documenting business and financial processes, including the identification of business and financial risks and related internal controls
    • Proven ability to lead audit teams and provide guidance to other audit team members
    • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and personnel at all levels within the organization
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written
    • Ability to travel up to 30% - domestic and international

    Preferred:

    • Knowledge of SAP ECC
    • Knowledge of IT general controls and/or application level controls
    • Experience applying data analytics techniques to support audit planning and execution
    • Experience researching and applying best practice guidance to areas being audited

    Education and experience required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline
    • This position is available at three different career levels based upon experience, education, etc:
      • Level one: 2 years of relevant experience
      • Level two: 2 or more years of auditing experience; 4 or more years of total relevant experience
      • Level three: 4 or more years of auditing experience; 6 or more years of combined accounting/auditing experience

    Preferred:

    • Advanced degree (MBA)
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

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