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Robert Half Senior Internal Auditor in Burr Ridge, Illinois


As a Senior Internal Auditor with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, you will be instrumental in ensuring the organization's adherence to regulatory requirements and internal control standards. You will lead efforts to assess the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, identify deficiencies, and provide recommendations for improvement. In addition to traditional internal audit responsibilities, you will play a key role in supporting the organization's SOX compliance efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

SOX Compliance:

Lead and participate in the planning and execution of SOX compliance activities, including scoping, risk assessment, control testing, and remediation efforts.

Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of key controls over financial reporting (including entity-level controls, process-level controls, and IT general controls).

Document test procedures, perform testing of controls, and assess control deficiencies in accordance with established standards and timelines.

Collaborate with external auditors to facilitate the external audit of SOX compliance and ensure alignment on control testing procedures and conclusions.

Internal Audits:

Plan, execute, and lead internal audit engagements in alignment with SOX compliance requirements and organizational objectives.

Assess the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management practices, and governance processes related to financial reporting and compliance.

Identify control deficiencies, process inefficiencies, and areas for improvement through comprehensive audit procedures.

Prepare audit reports documenting findings, conclusions, and recommendations for management's review and action.

Risk Assessment:

Assist in identifying and evaluating financial reporting risks associated with SOX compliance and internal audit activities.

Participate in the development of risk-based audit plans and prioritize audit activities based on risk assessments.

Recommend strategies and controls to mitigate identified risks and enhance the control environment.

Stakeholder Engagement:

Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, including senior management, process owners, and external auditors.

Communicate SOX compliance requirements, audit findings, and recommendations clearly and effectively to stakeholders.

Provide guidance and support to business units on SOX compliance matters, including control design and implementation.

Continuous Improvement:

Stay informed about changes in regulatory requirements, accounting standards, and best practices related to SOX compliance and internal auditing.

Participate in the enhancement of internal audit methodologies, tools, and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Drive initiatives to streamline SOX compliance processes and enhance the overall control environment.


[Qualifications listed in the previous job description apply, with additional emphasis on the following:]

Requirements Internal Audit, SOX - Sarbanes-Oxley

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