Full Time Job

Director Internal Audit

Paramount

New York, NY 07-14-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Overview and Responsibilities

The Director is responsible for assisting the Vice President in the development and implementation of a broad, comprehensive program of internal auditing and advisory services across the company with special emphasis on risk-management and data analytics. The Director will work closely with the VP to evaluate internal controls and operations, conduct advisory projects that align with client priorities, drive continued value to the organization, determine the resulting risk exposure, and develop solutions to help mitigate risk. The Director is primarily responsible for establishing the scope of individual audits and assigning the required resources to ensure that audits find opportunities to streamline and improve controls and operations, reduce costs, and promote best business practices. The Director will carry out audit activities to support an exemplary Internal Audit function and promote an awareness of the department's capabilities to business unit management while developing a strong working partnership with them. Also, the Director is responsible for completing projects within the agreed upon budget and timeframes while maintaining pre-determined quality standards across each stage of the engagement.
• Perform project management duties such as scheduling and coordinating timelines with the auditee for multiple, simultaneous projects/assignments
• Provide guidance to the audit team on standard methodologies and key risks (and controls) to target during each audit
• Identify areas of fieldwork where consultation with experts would be advisable
• Lead engagement audit planning and risk assessment, including raising project-level judgments around audit objectives and scope to the VP
• Review data analysis results and use them to generate risk insight and determine focus areas
• Develop and coordinate distribution of project scoping memos before fieldwork
• Act as key audit liaison during fieldwork
• Perform advanced data analysis
• Direct complex audit testing
• Provide guidance on the design and execution of complex control testing
• Find opportunities to improve process governance practices
• Challenge processes and procedures to reflect standard methodologies
• Troubleshoot issues in the field as they arise on audits and raise issues as necessary to VP
• Identify valuable process improvement opportunities and assist the VP with converting these opportunities into scoped special projects that are subsequently prioritized, resourced and completed
• Lead staff during fieldwork
• Review and sign off on staff member audit work papers, ensuring clear and sufficient evidence to support testing, observations, conclusions and recommendations
• Evaluate audit and investigation results, synthesize audit findings and draft audit reports for VP review, develop key insights/risk indicators to VP and business unit management
• Periodically communicates the importance of root causes and issues and related trends across the Company
• Present results to division and or senior management; clearly articulating the potential impact of issues
• Act as a coach and advisor to staff, including preparing and presenting individual assignment performance reviews
• Encourage productivity and efficiency focusing strongly on deadlines and deliverables during each phase of the audit
• Assist senior Internal Audit management in coordinating and facilitating overall risk assessment exercises
• Highlight emerging operational risks and trends to VP
• Manage special projects (i.e., investigations, departmental initiatives) as directed by VP
• Maintain current schedules for all audit projects
• Initiate follow up and reporting on the status of remediation of action plans
• Provide weekly project updates to VP
• Assist Senior Audit Leaders with continuous improvement of departmental operations
• Find opportunities to improve company process governance practices
• Assist VPs in recruiting, hiring, and training staff
• Develop strong professional relationships with divisional management and business owners.

Basic Requirements:
• Minimum 10 years of experience in risk, internal audit, investigations, and/or public accounting or consulting firm, including supervisory experience
• A BA or BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent degree
• Professional Certification (CIA, CPA, CFE, Chartered Accountant, CISA, or equivalent)

Additional Requirements:
• Technology, Media and Entertainment industry experience a plus
• Must demonstrate a clear understanding of division operating practices and management concern's while at the same time communicating standard methodologies and corporate insight and improvements in a professional and decisive manner
• Makes big picture decisions when identifying and raising audit issues and presenting solutions
• Strong leadership, including ability to lead people and must possess strong team building skills
• Takes initiative to identify development opportunities and broaden leadership skills
• Self-starter with the ability to see a project through to completion and to take full job ownership
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to handle conflicts in ways that build relationships
• Strong analytical, risk identification and problem-solving skills
• Ability to gather, organize, synthesize, and present information
• Flexible, resourceful and business driven
• 20 to 25% travel (domestic and international)

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1zbz0-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Paramount

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