• VP - Internal Audit

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
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    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Discovery, Inc., the new global leader in real life entertainment with powerful brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel, is searching for a VP, Internal Audit in Knoxville, TN to join our Audit team.


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    The VP of Internal Audit will ensure that Discovery’s controls framework and operational audit capabilities meet company needs. This individual will report directly to the Chief Audit Executive.

    The position will interface regularly with members of the senior management team. The VP Internal Audit will be responsible for executing a proactive, risk-based audit function, managing resources, and will be responsible for the recruitment and leadership of an impactful team to help execute the responsibilities of this function.


    The VP Internal Audit will independently assess risks and evaluate controls and compliance with established policies, procedures and regulations, making recommendations for improvement. The audit leader will manage the process of identifying and evaluating risk and assessing the adequacy, effectiveness and compliance of the internal controls utilized to contain risks.

    Independence is a key trait required, with particular focus on the intellectual ability to form autonomous judgments, confidence to withstand influence, and the capacity to stand his or her ground in the face of conflict.



    What you will be doing:

    1. Manages the SOX audit program, including reliance approach, testing and reporting for controls.
    2. Develops an annual risk-based, operational audit plan.
    3. Creates customized, risk-based, audit programs. 
    4. Reviews and perform audit procedures to determine the strength of internal controls and to ensure procedures are being followed to preserve the integrity of all transaction types.
    5. Identifies internal control gaps in business procedures, processes or systems, and initiates appropriate remedial action.
    6. Evaluates company’s ability to comply with applicable laws, policies, procedures, best practices, and industry standards.
    7. Develops and recommend analytics for measuring and monitoring business processes.
    8. Writes & present global audit reports of findings and make recommendations for corrective action.
    9. Sets clearly understood and challenging expectations for direct reports and team.
    10. Ensures that documentation for all processes across the organization is reviewed and updated periodically.
    11. Coordinates with external auditors to prepare the attestation of management assessment on internal controls in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
    12. Leads the building of effective teams committed to organizational goals; fosters collaboration among team members and among teams; and uses teams to address relevant issues.
    13. Build and sustain excellent relationships at multiple levels in the workplace. Collaboration is critical to success at Discovery. The successful candidate will support open and transparent dialogue throughout the organization and assemble the best teams possible to positively impact the business.
    14. Drive results in the organization and be well-versed in performance management and have the capability to be a strong business partner to the line leaders in the organization. The VP – Internal Audit will be resourceful in nature, and consistently provide practical and creative solutions to business challenges.
    15. Hold to well-articulated core values and expected behavior, and holds others to the same standards. The successful incumbent will be accountable and must follow through on commitments despite difficulties or complications.
    16. Anticipates business trends, evolving technologies or practices, and/or regulatory changes
    17. Gains industry insights to identify and recommend innovative improvements that have a high impact on the business.
    18. Recognizes the need for changing priorities based on knowledge of market opportunities and challenges.
    19. Uses broad functional/technical and business knowledge to anticipate and mitigate business. and regulatory issues that affect own area of responsibility
    20. This position will require travel of up to 25%


    What you need to have:
    * Bachelors in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution and a minimum of 7 years of related experience OR a MS/MA/MBA with a minimum of 5 years of experience
    * Minimum of 7 years of experience and a strong understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), IFRS, and SOX requirements


    It’s a plus if you have:
    * Comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures and principles, with the ability to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply these in innovative ways
    * Comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures and principles, with the ability to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply these in innovative ways. Strong knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley.
    * Proven track record as a leader in Internal Audit/Compliance in a global company.
    * Ability to work cross-culturally.
    * Strong people management and conflict resolution skills
    * Understanding of current issues and the strategies used to guide the function
    * Ability to define and resolve complex technical, operational and/or organizational challenges in the function/category
    * Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Tableau, IDEA ACL
    * Strong PC background, with demonstrated proficiency with Windows 7, Excel, Word, and MS Access



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