Internal Audit Leader - PRE-IPO

<p>We are conducting a retained search for a Senior Internal Audit Leader. &nbsp; Our client is a $1.5B Pre-IPO industry global leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 20 countries. &nbsp;This individual&nbsp;will build and lead a newly created internal audit function to support a large global operation. &nbsp;</p>

Novi, Mi

Hunt Search Group

Hunt Search Group is a professional staffing firm providing direct hire and contract staffing solutions to companies across all industries. We accelerate organizations&rsquo; growth by attracting, assessing and placing specialized expertise in finance &amp; accounting, IT and engineering to precisely deliver talent for critical positions, enhancing the competitiveness of the organizations and people we serve.

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Overview: <ul> <li>This is a newly created position due to high growth and significant expansion.</li> <li>The ideal candidate will lead and build a newly created internal audit function to support a large global operation.</li> <li>This role involves high-visibility that requires frequent interaction and communication with Senior Management.</li> <li>Estimated travel is 25% with significant influence on&nbsp;schedule.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Establish an effective, comprehensive internal audit and risk program to be applied across the Company based on company-wide risk assessment process; develop processes and procedures to support the function.</li> <li>Develop a communication plan and strategy about the function, and develop an education plan for stakeholders about their roles and responsibilities.</li> <li>Manage and coordinate the planning and execution of a comprehensive audit program directed at assessing the Company's compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Evaluate all corporate &amp; control deficiencies and management action plans.</li> <li>Attract and recruit highly qualified talent to build a strong internal audit function from infancy to maturity.</li> <li>Work directly with Company leadership and external advisors to identify operational and financial risks and strategic themes. Use the risk assessment to recommend an audit plan for approval by the Audit Committee.</li> <li>Coordinates and supervises work performed by the external advisory firm.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accounting or equivalent.&nbsp; Advanced degrees related to business and management such as MBA are desirable</li> <li>Professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CMA, and CISA, or similar international certifications are desirable</li> <li>Minimum six years of recent auditing experience with progressive levels of responsibility in public accounting and/or industry providing exposure to multinational operations. &nbsp;</li> </ul>