Buckingham Search

Senior Auditor

Buckingham Search - Lake Forest, IL

The Senior Auditor will assist the team in the execution of the annual plan and various Internal Audit Department initiatives. The Senior Auditor leads and participates in the planning, execution of various financial, SOX and integrated audits to identify control enhancements and process improvement opportunities. The Senior Auditor leads the team of internal auditors and co-sourced resources on assigned audits and projects and provides guidance and feedback as needed. Collaborates with external auditors to agree on the audit approach and assist with the control testing execution to reduce duplication of efforts.


  • Participates in or coordinates process and project-level risk assessments to identify significant risks and the related controls
  • Serves as project lead or team member on financial, operational, compliance, and integrated audits at the corporate offices, paper mills and box plants
  • Reviews process documentation and performs walkthroughs and tests of controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
  • Assists or leads the development of test steps designed to evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of identified controls
  • Creates well organized and complete audit evidence and documentation (including flow charts and narratives) in a manner consistent with the company’s Internal Audit methodology
  • Documents testing in automated workpapers
  • Prepares, reviews, and discusses written audit reports to all levels of management (including executives) and recommends corrective actions in conjunction with audit lead
  • Completes assigned audits/audit tasks using department tools pursuant to department guidelines and within established milestones, with high-quality results. Discusses findings and solutions with management and audit management
  • Participates in department meetings by providing project updates and conducts training on selected topics
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships by demonstrating knowledge of the company’s business environment, and provides process improvement recommendations
  • Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy in all stakeholder interactions
  • Provides supervision, guidance and training for staff auditors and co-sourcing partners
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • This position may require travel to various company locations within the United States, 20-25% annually

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, information systems or related area of specialization preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in internal auditing and/or public accounting or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CIA, CFE license/certification

Posted On: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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