Audit Supervisor


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Audit Supervisor

Primary Functions

  • Develop, schedule and execute internal audit projects.
  • Conduct higher risk integrated financial, IT, and operational audits of business functions and affiliates in both domestic and international locations.
  • Formulate and effectively communicate recommendations to assess and enhance the adequacy of internal controls and procedural requirements and assist in the identification of specific and general financial and operational risk areas.
  • Assist Internal Audit management in providing assurance to executive, operating and divisional management as to the adequacy of the effective use of Company resources, adequacy of the internal controls and adherence to Corporate and Finance Policies and Procedures as well as local laws, regulations and industry codes.
  • Supervise other team members on various audits to ensure timely and thorough completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • Serve as lead auditor during fieldwork with responsibility for managing the daily progress of the audit project towards completion.
  • Conduct higher level/risk work while supervising and reviewing the work of other team members assigned to the project.
  • Responsible for handling detail administrative aspects of the audit, including preparing scope memos, advance information requests and serve as primary contact for both the auditee and department management during the engagement. Key deliverables are audit project time and expense budgets, compilation of audit programs, well-written and thorough draft audit reports, reviewed work-papers and staff evaluations.


  • Minimum of 4 to 8 years diversified US and/or International auditing experience, Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of internal control requirements and risk assessment.
  • Ability to manage short-term projects, including supervising professional staff.
  • Travel 30% of time in domestic/international markets during multi-week assignments as necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, detail-oriented and able to meet multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Functional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Sarbanes – Oxley Act of 2002 and sections regarding internal control requirements.
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization. •
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to recognize critical matters, understand the facts and discuss them with audit management.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Information Technology and completion of Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor and/or Certified Information System Auditor examinations.

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