Lead Auditor - International company!

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

A leading manufacturing company is hunting for a Lead Internal Auditor for their fantastic team!


  • The Lead plans, manages, and executes financial and operational audits, SOX projects, fraud reviews, and special projects: 75%
  • Provides leadership, training, and professional development to create a high performing team: 25%
  • Choose to stay in audit or rotate into the business after 18 to 24 months
  • They are looking for creative critical thinking individuals that want to create audit processes from start to finish

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan the objectives and scope of complex audit assignments, execute fieldwork, and conduct opening and closing meetings with department heads and Senior Management.
  • Perform primary review of planning, fieldwork, and reporting deliverables executed by Audit Seniors.
  • Partner with Management to effectively communicate and resolve issues identified through audits and SOX program.
  • Conduct investigations, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting as required by Management.
  • Work on special projects and management requests.
  • Assist where and as needed in the execution of the SOX program, including walkthroughs, control testing, identify remediation procedures, and conduct risk assessments.
  • Oversee Audit Senior’s development of audit programs related to strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting from fully accredited four-year institution is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • CIA and/or CPA highly preferred
  • 5+ years audit experience required (preferably with the Big 4 or national/regional CPA firm and/or similar experience in corporate Internal Audit)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, including international

Posted On: Monday, March 29, 2021

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