Auditor

Location: Pittsburgh, pa
Date Posted: 08-27-2014
Our client has an immediate need for a full time Associate Auditor. This position pays 50-60K on a full time basis with excellent benefits. Please review the job design and send your resume to hr@equitypersonnel.com 

 Associate Auditor who will be an integral part of our audit team located in the Pittsburgh office. This individual will evaluate and improve the Company's internal control environment and will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally and in different geographic locations. The incumbent will be responsible for educating employees at all levels on the importance of internal controls.
The Associate Auditor will help design, plan and conduct financial and operational audits. These reviews will include internal departments and sites along with 3rd-party vendors.
The Associate Auditor will be responsible for identifying areas where controls and processes require improvement and will assist in developing practical and implementable recommendations. This individual will play a key role in identifying the root cause of an issue, help management understand the dimensions of the issue and influence management to implement the corrective action.
In addition, the Associate Auditor will be responsible for promoting operational efficiencies and identifying cost savings opportunities. The candidate will gain or expand experience and knowledge of the CPG industry. This position offers significant responsibilities and opportunities to interact with various levels of management due to the high visibility of many of our audit assignments, as well as an opportunity to grow within the Finance area or other parts of the organization.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide an objective, independent, risk-based evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company's operational and financial controls.
• Perform audits of functional areas, production locations, distribution centers, and brokers.
• Perform all phases of the audit process, including planning, fieldwork, closeout, report writing, wrap-up and follow-up.
• Develop and execute test procedures to ensure that controls are operating as intended.
• Develop recommendations for improvement to the Company's control environment.
• Assist in the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley 404 process by documenting and testing internal controls over the financial reporting process.
• Participate in Special Projects, such as: risk assessments, assistance to external auditors, system implementations, due diligence, etc.
• Maintain comprehensive working papers to support and substantiate audit observations.
• Assist in the development of the Internal Audit Department's procedures, practices and training.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline required -
(e.g., Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Equivalent)
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
2 - 5 years

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Prior relevant work experience is required - (e.g., Public Accounting and/or Internal Audit in Big 4 Firm, or Internal Audit Department for Fortune 1000 Company).
• General knowledge of accounting principles and auditing techniques.
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Motivated individual who demonstrates initiative in conducting assignments with minimal guidance.
• Experience auditing in the CPG industry a plus.
• Experience performing audit procedures using data analytics a plus.
• Professional certification (or substantially complete) is preferred - (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA, CFE).
EQUITY PERSONNEL
Providing IT Solutions and Staffing 
http://www.equitypersonnel.com/
Pittsburgh, PA
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