Senior Corporate Director, Internal Audit in Scottsdale, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 5/26/2018

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Job Title
Senior Corporate Director, Internal Audit

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Job Summary
Senior Director Internal Audit No calls or resumes will be accepted from outside search firms. Candidates should apply directly to this posting for consideration. We are seeking a Senior Director, Internal Audit to join our Corporate team located in Scottsdale, AZ. Our preference is a candidate that currently resides in the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe AZ. area.

Essential Functions and Competencies

•Determine, plan, and supervise the delivery of the risk-based audit plan sufficient in scope to meet the requirements of the Audit Committee, management, external auditors and outside regulators.
•Develop and mentor the audit team; provide enhanced training and career planning.
•Drive delivery of internal audit’s work on time, within agreed budget, and in accordance with audit methodology and agreed quality standards.
•Provide an independent opinion on the governance, risk, and control environment.
•Deliver and communicate audit results to executive management and the Audit Committee.
•Apply extensive industry knowledge and technical expertise and support the audit team in learning and developing through proactive analysis and shared experience.
•Provide thought leadership to executive management and the Audit Committee in terms of leading internal audit and internal control practices.
•Monitor continuous improvement of audit methodology and practices through the adherence to documented procedures and standards (best practices), ensuring consistency of working practice and quality of employees across all audit teams.
•Commitment to continuous improvement including a desire to keep up-to-date with all aspects of financial reporting.
•Determines annual plan and deadlines for Sarbanes-Oxley program. Manages and coordinates all phases of including planning, documentation and design, controls testing and coordination of external auditor testing.
•Sets standards of process and control documentation. Prepares documentation and process mapping to assist in evaluation of control design effectiveness and change management.
•Maintains an effective and comprehensive understanding of risks and applies a risk based approach to the audit of the company’s activities based on the results of the Internal Audit risk assessment process and the company’s strategic, operational, financial and regulatory compliance risk areas.
•Acts as advisor to management on key control documentation and design of effective and efficient control for scalability and stronger assurance.
•Provides counsel to management during new business and regulatory developments, new system implementations and other strategic initiatives to ensure internal controls are designed within applicable processes.
•Researches and keeps abreast of new audit regulations and trends, new and emerging technologies, tools, and methodology for effective application.
•Provides internal control awareness and training for managers and control owners throughout the organization.
•Requires traveling which may include internationally to Benchmark offices to perform internal audits of country operations including planning, execution and evaluation.
•Report internal audit results to management and Audit Committee.
Qualifications / Education / Experience
Responsible for setting and overseeing the strategic direction for the Internal Audit function, identifying and evaluating risk areas associated with the company’s businesses and operations, and for identifying and driving process improvement initiatives. Partners with, and advises management on the effective design and evaluation of controls. This person will independently evaluate controls and compliance with established policies, procedures, and regulations across finance, IT, and operations, and will regularly make recommendations for improvement. Has direct and regular contact with the Audit Committee and assists the Committee in achieving its charter as it relates to risk and compliance.

•Minimum of 18 - 20+ years audit experience in progressively responsible positions which may be comprised of a blend of line accounting, external audit and internal audit.
•Strong business orientation and technical competence.
•Experience managing external and internal resources simultaneously.
•Comprehensive knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, compliance and enterprise risk management
•Ability to serve as a catalyst for change and as a supportive audit consultant to all levels of management, and proactively recommend value-added and practical improvements to risk management, as well as to the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. It is critical that this leader partners effectively with business leadership across functions, divisions, and regions in order to provide a solutions-driven audit program.
•Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills; ability to listen and extract important information; ability to assess situations, identify audit issues and offer relevant recommendations and practical solutions.
•Must exhibit excellent analytical, verbal, presentation and communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with all staff across the organization.
•Executive presence and influencing skills coupled with the ability to develop a mindset geared toward supporting business and company success.
•Ability to interact comfortably with executive management and board members.
•Exercise good judgment and maintain the confidentiality and security of sensitive or confidential matters.
•Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

•Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in accounting, finance, management, information systems or related field. Master’s degree a plus.
•Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
•Must be a Certified Risk & Management Assurance and Certified Internal Auditor
Job Category
Corporate G&A
Job Location
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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