General Summary Under minimal supervision, the Internal Controls & Audit Specialist will ensure compliance with internal controls requirements and coordinate the financial statement audits with the external auditors.
Work closely with Internal Audit to monitor Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance for Finance; coordinate all testing, documentation, and support for Finance.
Perform self-audits of internal controls prior to formal audits occurring.
Analyze internal controls independent of Internal Audit to ensure Finance has internal controls adequate to mitigate any material financial statement risk at a corporate and a global level.
Evaluate risks and designs internal controls to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of financial and operational controls, the reliability and accuracy of data and information systems, and the adequacy of controls over segregation of duties, safeguarding of corporate assets and corporate governance.
Ensure consistency of financial internal controls across all VSP companies.
Implement remediation efforts for control weaknesses identified; negotiate with Internal Audit as needed to reach agreement that remediation efforts are acceptable.
Review internal control compliance documentation to ensure it is clear and well-organized and that it appropriately documents the effectiveness of the controls.
Serve as a liaison between VSP management and external auditors.
Schedule audits and ensures audit timelines are met; assign and monitor due dates of all financial information necessary to successfully complete audits.
Request, collect and review all financial information requested by external auditors.
Create, issue and manage reports for management, include status updates, open issues, audit expense tracking, and dashboards.
Perform special audit and internal controls projects as assigned and reports findings to management.
Coordinate with other units/departments to facilitate special requests and resolve escalated issues Committed to continuous improvement and embraces leading practices and tools creating value for the business by focusing on impactful risks and providing cost-effective innovative solutions.
Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent experience. Minimum 6 years of functional experience.
Big 4 auditing experience preferred.
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices (GAAP and GAAS)
A proven track-record of effectively managing projects and prioritizing tasks. CPA preferred.
Ability to travel approximately 10%+ of the time.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to summarize large amounts of data into executive-level summaries.
Proficient in Excel.
Clean credit history as reported by credit report.
Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands.
The working environment is generally favorable, lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.
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VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.