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Auditor SR LA

Data: 17/01/2022

Localização: São Paulo, SP, BR

Empresa: Goodyear

Endereço: BR - Brazil Central Office  
Representante de Aquisição de Talento Goodyear: Dayse Regina de Freitas Gallo 

Auditor SR LA

São Paulo - SP

 

Primary Purpose of the Position

Assuming the leadership role in the individual audit planning process is the first of several responsibilities that occupy the Auditor Senior’s time and effort. These include:

  • Initiate audit survey and obtaining financial/operational data for the audit location or business process.
  • Perform reviews of information and analysis of data for the audit entity or process and assessing the audit risk.
  • Develop audit program, audit scope, testing methodology, time budget and submit to Auditor Leader LA or Audit Manager for review and approval.
  • Assist the Auditor Leader in preparing and distributing the audit announcement memorandum to the audit customers.
  • Prepare the kick off meeting presentation and deliver the presentation in the absence of the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA.
  • Independently conduct all audit planning activities to summarize the planning effort and forward to Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA for review and approval
  • Develop less experienced professionals and guide them throughout the audit process.
  • Often prepare and conduct audit presentations for the business and global IA team (e.g., status meetings, risk assessment discussions, audit findings discussions etc.)

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

During the fieldwork:

  • Conduct appropriate audit test for assigned audit areas and ensure that testing is completed as scheduled and documented in compliance with quality departmental standards.
  • Provide direction and timely support to the audit team in all phases of the audit field work, including on the job training.
  • Assign specific audit work to individual audit team members
  • Help the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA in assigning specific audit work to individual audit team members to satisfy individual development needs and to ensure completion of quality audit
  • Review the workpapers from less experienced professionals (Audit LA and Audit Jr LA) to ensure that it was performed in compliance with the audit program and departmental audit quality standards and provide timely feedback regarding individual performance.
  • Develop and/or review audit comments to ensure that they are properly composed, comply with materiality guidelines and that the recommendations are relevant and practical.
  • Ensure that all possible audit comments are provided to the audit customer as they are developed and management responses are received prior to the exit meeting.
  • Identify and facilitate resolution of all issues that may inhibit audit team’s performance.
  • Constantly monitor progress of the audit and maintain positive relationship with the audit customers to ensure that the audit assistance needed to complete the audit fieldwork in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Keep the Audit Leader LA and/or Audit Manager LA informed in a timely manner of progress and issues identified during the audit.
  • Prepare the discussion draft of the audit report and submit the draft to the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA for review comments, approval and distribution to the audit customers.
  • Prepare the exit and closing meeting agendas and presentation.
  • Lead the exit and closing meetings with the audit customers, if required.

Once the fieldwork is completed the Audit Senior is focused on the following:

  • Review the electronic work paper files to determine completeness and compliance with quality assurance standards.
  • Make sure Teammate is properly populated, with all workpapers from the audit.
  • Resolve any outstanding questions/issues related to the audit. - Assist the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA in completing the draft report.
  • Follow up on the audit findings to ensure their timely and proper disposition. In addition to his/her direct audit responsibilities, the Audit Senior LA is responsible to:
  • Motivate, encourage and support individual auditors to help them accomplish their individual and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Assist the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA and other audit management in the developing, updating, maintaining and communicating departmental policies and procedures to auditors.
  • Provide in-house training when required.
  • Stay current with applicable policies and procedures and interpret such policies for less senior audit personnel.
  • Coordinate and complete special audit requests and projects as directed by the senior audit management.
  • Provide recommendations to the Audit Leader LA or Audit Manager LA regarding audit process enhancements and implement audit process enhancements when approved.
  • Complete the annual audit training/development requirements/commitments.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Internal Audit associates, management in general, and external auditors.
  • Perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the senior audit management.

 

Education & Certifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a concentration in business administration, accounting or finance is required.
  • Desired: Other business related degrees may be acceptable, but a sound foundation in generally accepted accounting and auditing principles is required.
  • Professional designation such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is desired. A CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) designation is considered a plus

 

Experience

  • + 3 years of audit work experience or four to six years of prior operational experience.
  • Auditing work experience is preferred; however, business/operations experience may be deemed adequate

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:

    • Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Learns quickly.
    • Possesses problem solving and decision making skills.
    • Works effectively as a team member.
    • Able to exercise good judgment and focus on actions that deliver results.
    • Possesses inter-personal skills to build working relationships with customers and audit associates.
    • Is highly motivated to meet or exceed performance expectations.
    • Possesses ability to drive continuous improvement processes that enhance personal and departmental performance.
    • Able to recognize significant deviations from both GAAP and sound internal control principles.
    • Able to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions.
    • Demonstrates to be proactive and committed with the work being performed
    • Is highly motivated to learn and live new experiences - Possesses project management skills and sets appropriate priorities to meet deadlines.
    • Possesses team leadership and training skills.
    • Able to identify and address risks within moderately complex systems.
    • Possesses planning, organizational and interpersonal skills to efficiently execute audits and build working relationships with customers and audit associates.
    • Able to handle multiple, concurrent assignments and meets appropriate deadlines.

Language:

  • English
    • writing - advanced - need to document work being performed, draft issue summaries and prepare presentations
    • speaking - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to participate in regular conversations/meetings
    • reading - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to read and interpret medium/high complexity documents
  • Spanish
    • writing - intermediate - need to be able to write e-mails to the auditees
    • speaking - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to keep discussions in Spanish with the auditees
    • reading - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to read and interpret medium/high complexity documents
  • Portuguese
    • writing - intermediate - need to be able to write e-mails to the auditees
    • speaking - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to keep discussions in Portuguese with the auditees
    • reading - intermediate/advanced - need to be able to read and interpret medium/high complexity documents - Advanced knowledge of business and financial processes and internal controls.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following is required:
  • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), GAAS (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards), The IIA (Institute of Internal Auditing) Standards, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 with emphasis on Section 404 of the Act, Goodyear company policies, if applicable, country specific accounting standards, major laws and regulations.
  • General knowledge of information technology including general and application controls.
  • General knowledge on fraud, how to identify it and how to investigate it.
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of the internal audit process including: risk assessment, developing individual audit programs, application of audit testing techniques and methodologies, documenting audit work and exceptions, development of audit findings, communications with audit customers, report writing.
  • Possesses analytical and computer skills including Windows operating system and Microsoft Office application software (i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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