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Pella Corporation

Senior Internal Auditor

Pella, IA

Come join the Pella Corporation Team as key member of the internal audit department as a Senior Internal Auditor.  As a member of this team you will be responsible to provide an independent, objective, systematic, and risk based review of Pella’s processes to help the Board and management accomplish Pella Corporation’s goals.  This Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and reporting the results of individual internal audit projects, as part of the overall implementation of the Company’s internal audit program. This Senior Internal Auditor conducts audits and other special projects to validate that management has adequate governance, risk management, and internal controls over data integrity for financial reporting and operational decision making and will develop recommendations for enhancements to operational and financial processes.

This position allows the opportunity of a hybrid work schedule, allowing the individual to work remotely portions of the work week.

SUMMARY

The Senior Internal Auditor is a key member of the Internal Audit department, which has the responsibility to provide an independent, objective, systematic, and risk-based review of Pella’s processes to help the Board and management accomplish Pella Corporation’s goals. The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for planning, conducting, and reporting the results of internal audits. The Senior Internal Auditor conducts audits and other special projects to validate that management has adequate governance, risk management and internal controls for financial reporting and operational decision making and will develop recommendations for enhancements to operational and financial processes.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Be a leader in driving process improvement and risk mitigation best practices to support the Company’s goals to be more efficient and effective in processes across the organization.
  • Utilize Internal Audit’s position to Lead Courageously by identifying and sharing best practices and drive accountability for enhanced risk management practices.
  • Achieve results by leading operational, compliance or financial audits for all areas of the organization, its subsidiaries, affiliates and third parties. This includes:
  1. Performing planning activities to develop the audit scope and appropriate procedures, such as conducting opening conferences with management, obtaining and analyzing information to ascertain risks, identifying and documenting processes and controls, and developing control testing plans.
  2. Executing the procedures set forth in the audit program and documenting the results achieved. Preparing workpapers to adequately document the results, in accordance with internal audit methodologies. Providing periodic status updates to internal audit management.
  3. Keeping both internal audit management and business management abreast of any potential audit issues on a timely basis.
  4. Preparing and presenting the internal audit reporting to management including identified audit findings and management’s corrective actions to improve operations within an agreed upon implementation schedule.
  5. Documenting the results of follow-up activities to determine whether agreed upon corrective measures have been implemented.
  • Drive improvement through knowledge of data analysis in internal audit including using software such as IDEA.
  • Demonstrate Cross-Functional Collaboration skills through effective professional and inter-personal skills with other internal audit staff members, other Company employees and external contacts.
  • Embody the Company’s culture by demonstrating integrity, character, respect, and leadership through all responsibilities of the position. Demonstrate the highest level of corporate and professional ethics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of governance, risk and control concepts and utilize those concepts to plan, perform, manage, and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of information technology risks, including the ability to identify and test automated business controls.
  • Maintain knowledge of various professional internal auditing standards, such as COSO, COBIT, ERM, etc. Keep abreast of changes in standards or technologies, and, where appropriate, recommend changes to the internal audit approach.
  • Assist internal audit management in the preparation of written reports for review with the Audit Committee.
  • Performs accounting and recordkeeping activities for the Pella Rolscreen foundation.
  • Provide assistance to external auditors, as needed.
  • Assist in the coordination of all employee benefit plan audit and tax activities with the external auditors and Pella team members.
  • Coordinates the annual ethics reporting and conflict of interest processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform multiple projects at the same time and work with varying team members.
  • Maintain personal and professional competency through appropriate participation in professional organizations and continuing education opportunities. Obtain the required number of continuing education credits to maintain certifications.
  • Ability to travel out of town on an as needed basis (approximately 10 to 20%).
  • Participate in or lead other broad based projects within finance or other areas as required.
  • Perform other special projects and related duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervisory responsibilities may include the oversight of interns performing developmental audits or third parties assisting in execution of audits.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year a college or university in accounting, finance, management information systems or other relevant field preferred.
  • Three to six years related experience and/or training in accounting/auditing preferred, including auditing of certain information technology related risks.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make effective decisions and draw sound conclusions based on the situation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize and develop audit tests and procedures based on risk identification.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Use of data analysis tools such as IDEA or ACL preferred.
  • Prior experience with Oracle, Hyperion and Essbase preferred.
  • Computer Programming, Internet and database skills would also be a plus.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • CPA, CIA, CISA or other relevant certification preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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