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IT Audit Lead

Date: Jan 16, 2018

Location: Taguig, 00, PH

Company: Goodyear

Location: PH - Philippines - A5R0   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Myla Arboleda Castillo  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Based in the Internal Audit Shared Service Center (SSC) requires the following responsibilities in addition to the standard Lead Auditor responsibilities noted below:

  • Responsible for fieldwork execution and delivery at the SSC
  • Perform detailed reviews of Staff to drive depth, consistency, and quality of work
  • Execute audit worksteps and prepare workpapers, generally around most complex topics/areas
  • Primary project manager in the field for the SSC
  • Assists on-shore Lead/Senior in scoping and planning of audits (provides data and analysis to drive audit program
  • One Lead/Senior auditor in the SSC will be assigned and serve as the primary contact for each SBU



Assuming the leadership role in the individual audit planning process is the first of several responsibilities that occupy the Lead/Senior Auditor’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 Audit Manager and on-shore Audit team for review and approval.


  • Assist the Audit Manager and on-shore Audit team in preparing and distributing the audit announcement memorandum to the audit customers.


  • Prepare the audit entrance presentation and deliver the presentation in the absence of the Audit Manager or on-shore Audit team.


  • Independently conduct all audit planning activities to summarize the planning effort and forward to Audit Manager or on-shore Audit team for review and approval.



During the fieldwork phase of the audit, the Lead Auditor is responsible for a number of activities which include:


  • Conduct appropriate audit test for assigned audit areas and ensure that testing is completed as scheduled and documented in compliance with departmental standards.


  • Provide direction and timely support to the audit team in all phases of the audit field work, including on the job training.


  • Review junior auditor’s work 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 Manager and/or Regional Audit Manager 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 Manager for review comments, approval and distribution to the audit customers.


  • Prepare an exit meeting agenda and presentation.



  • Lead the exit meeting with the audit customers, if required.


Once the fieldwork is completed the Lead/Senior Auditor is focused on the following:


  • Review the electronic work paper files to determine completeness and compliance with quality assurance standards.


  • Resolve any outstanding questions/issues related to the audit.


  • Assist the Audit Manager and on-shore team 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 Lead Auditor is responsible to:


  • Motivate, encourage and support individual auditors to help them accomplish their individual and departmental goals and objectives.


  • Assist the Audit Manager 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 Audit Manager, on-shore Audit team or senior audit management.


  • Provide recommendations to the Audit Manager and on-shore Audit team 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 Audit Manager or the on-shore Audit team.



The amount of experience and the type of experience may vary from person to person.  It is required that the individual has three to five years of audit work experience or four to seven years of prior operational experience. Auditing work experience is preferred; however, business/operations experience may be deemed adequate.


  • 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.


  • Able to recognize significant deviations from both GAAP and sound internal control principles.


  • General knowledge of information technology including general and application controls.


  • 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).


  • Ethical conduct, integrity and objectivity in all circumstances.


  • Confidentiality and strict adherence to the Goodyear Business Conduct Manual.


  • Commitment to pursue professional development opportunities.


  • Ability and willingness to travel.



A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a concentration in business administration, accounting or finance 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.



  • Communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.


  • Able to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Competency in a foreign language is a plus, but not required.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


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