Buckingham Search

Audit Supervisor

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

The Supervisor, Internal Audit, is primarily responsible for leading the planning, coordination, execution and completion of internal audits and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 requirements. Additional responsibilities will include assisting in the completion of appropriate risk assessments to establish the annual internal audit plan, preparing internal audit reports for review by the Internal Audit Manager, performing special projects and ad hoc assignments. Work independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment is required. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are also required to effectively communicate audit issues to management. Technical auditing and accounting skills and excellent knowledge of GAAP is preferred.

The Supervisor must be detail oriented, able to coordinate multiple projects, meet deadlines, effectively supervise audit staff and be able to work in international operations. The position requires approximately 30-40% combined domestic and international travel.



  • Lead and perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing, and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Identify and evaluate risk areas and provide key input to the development of the Audit Plan.
  • Coordinate and execute the financial audits and Sarbanes-Oxley engagements.
  • Inform assigned Internal Audit Manager on all audit issues encountered and their resolution.
  • Review work papers on a timely basis ensuring quality, completeness, etc.
  • Lead efforts to maintain and enhance the internal audit programs and policies as necessary. Develop new audit programs as situations dictate.
  • Prepare internal audit reports for review by the Internal Audit Manager. Ensure issues are clearly described and recommendations are sound and in accordance with Company policies and standards.
  • Provide training, coaching and guidance to Internal Audit seniors and staff in conducting audits and other audit-related issues.


  • An undergraduate degree in accounting. CPA certification is preferred.
  • CIA and/or CISA are a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting/auditing experience; public accounting and/or internal auditing at a manufacturing company is preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience supervising and motivating engagement team members. Experience effectively engaging with all levels of management.
  • 1+ years’ experience managing multiple field audit assignments and/or special projects and to meet deadlines.
  • Previous SEC experience is a plus.
  • Experience with data analytics and use of tools such as Tableau and/ or Microsoft Bi preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge in applying internal auditing, GAAP and accounting principles and practices.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, including active listening skills and presentation skills to present findings and recommendations.
  • Interest and involvement in professional development, learning new concepts and gaining new experiences.
  • Readiness to accept additional responsibilities, as well as willingness to try new ideas and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in personal computer skills including Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.

Posted On: Friday, March 3, 2023

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