• Senior Internal Auditor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2019 4:20 PM)
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    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    As a Senior Internal Auditor at Discovery, you will lead and contribute to teams reviewing financial, operational, and compliance risks and controls throughout the Company’s business units, both domestically and internationally. The Senior Internal Auditor also leads Discovery’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing and assessment for multiple business areas. The Senior Internal Auditor is a valued member of the Internal Audit team and will obtain valuable experience and exposure to the Company’s business operations. A successful candidate must be able to manage multiple projects and timelines to successfully deliver quality work product timely and within budget. This candidate must also be able to assess enterprise risk, plan and execute audit projects, and build strong business relationships.


    1. Lead and efficiently execute assigned projects on the department’s risk-based Internal Audit Plan.
    2. Develop process narratives or flows, audit programs, and test procedures for assigned projects
    3. Lead the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (internal controls over financial reporting) assessment for multiple business processes
    4. Conduct internal audits of business units, area offices, and other business areas and identify / recommend value-added best process or process improvements
    5. Review the work of Audit Associates and provide ongoing feedback
    6. Analyze, interpret, and summarize data in support of projects
    7. Support Legal and Compliance related efforts including investigations and anti-bribery and corruption reviews
    8. Work on various ad hoc projects for Internal Audit leadership and business partners
    9. Partner with management to develop corrective action plans in response to Internal Audit observations and monitor remediation progress
    10. Interact regularly and collaborate with process owners and senior management across all areas of the business
    11. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business and financial personnel
    12. Ensure all work papers and reports are in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and department’s quality standards
    13. Conduct independent and objective assessments of internal controls, financial results, corporate processes, compliance requirements, system implementations, etc.
    14. Research and report on significant accounting, auditing, and internal control related topics


    * Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field (or BS/BA in other with equivalent experience)
    * A minimum of 3+ years of public accounting, internal or external audit, financial/risk based consulting, or related experience
    * CPA or CIA designation either obtained or being pursued
    * Strong PC background, with demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    * Must have the legal right to work in the United States
    * Ability to travel globally up to 25% to 35%, including international locations requiring a passport
    * Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related discipline
    * Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    * Confidence to lead meetings and interact/communicate with all levels of the organization
    * Strong project management, time management, and prioritization skills
    * Proactive, organized, detail-oriented, and capable of completing a diverse workload within deadlines and competing priorities
    * Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving capabilities
    * Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high quality deliverables and achieving departmental goals
    * A desire to be challenged and grow professionally and help junior members of the team
    * Flexibility to work collaboratively with team members, and independently with limited supervision
    * Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
    * Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
    * Knowledge of GAAP and SOX requirements
    * Understanding of common IT disciplines (applications, operations, infrastructure, and management) or IT General Controls
    * Experience with SAP, and Data analytics / visualization is a plus (ACL Analytics, Tableau, PowerBI or other analytics and visualization tool experience or training)
    * Foreign language skills are a plus

    Knoxville, Tennessee, KX, TN


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