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Full time
Posted:
9/20/2019
Job Category:
Accounting
Consulting & Audit Lead
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Zebra | Lincolnshire, IL
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Job Description

Overview

What is Internal Audit? Internal Audit acts as an independent appraisal function designed to ensure the achievement of business objectives, financial reporting integrity and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, all while ensuring the alignment of effective business strategies and operations and the engagement of a healthy company culture. Internal Audit is primarily responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of financial, operational and IT internal controls for Zebra's global operations.

Who is suited for a role in Internal Audit? We are looking for diverse backgrounds to join the Internal Audit team, which may include Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, IT, and Engineering, among other backgrounds and specialties. Skills that lend towards a successful Internal Auditor include keen problem-solving skills, critical and analytical thinking, strong relationship-building, effective listening and communication skills, and strong teamwork and networking skills. Candidates should be willing to challenge the status quo, leverage technology, and listen to new ideas.

What can a role in Internal Audit do for my career? A role in Internal Audit will bring you cross-functional experiences to better understand the company's operations and inter-relationships, while understanding the international business environment that we operate as a company.

What is the role of Consulting & Audt Project Lead? The Consulting & Audit Project Lead leads in the execution of financial, operational, risk-based, corporate governance, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audits / projects for Zebra's domestic and international operations. Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for the supervision of project staff and Interns during project activities.

Responsibilities

In this vital role, you will be a part of the Global / Corporate Internal Audit team with a range of responsibilities that include the following:

* Responsible for planning, leading, and executing financial, operational, strategic, and compliance/ governance internal audit projects.
* Performs upfront Internal Audit project planning, including the definition of audit scope and audit work programs, using a risk-based approach
* Leads interviews to understand the business process and documents the business process in a set of lowcharts or narratives
* Evaluates the design of controls for business processes and executes testing of internal controls to confirm their effectiveness, identifying control gaps or exceptions
* Incorporates the use of data analytics where appropriate to improve the audit efficiency, broaden the audited population, and identify trends and anomalies in the data
* Summarizes the audit results in a formal audit report and presents audit results to management, agreeing on a set of action plans that may be deployed by management
* Follows up to confirm that action plans are executed by the respective business owners consistent with agreed upon timelines
* Ensures that Zebra IA methodology is adhered and that workpapers are compliant with the Institute of Internal Auditors' Professional Standards for Internal Auditing
* Leads or assists in the execution of audits supporting compliance with US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation, including the evaluation of the design of SOX controls, the completion of SOX walkthroughs, and testing the effectiveness of SOX controls
* Provides the Internal Auditor (and other team members, as relevant) with appropriate guidance during the course of project work.
* Ensures that IA Management and the audited party are kept up to date with potential audit findings during the course of fieldwork.
* Takes the lead role on moderate to high complexity projects and works under closer supervision of a Manager or Senior Manager on some projects classified as having very high complexity.
* Over time, begins to take on responsibilities at the next level.
* Sets appropriate project direction for Internal Auditor(s), Intern(s), Guest Auditor(s), and/or outsourced audit team member(s).
* Provides constructive feedback and concrete action steps to Internal Auditor(s), Intern(s), Guest Auditor(s), and outsourced team member(s) to continually improve performance
* Provides insightful results through audit reporting process, challenging the status quo and driving value-added recommendations
* Builds a good rapport and solid business relationships with the Zebra Management Team
* Over time, develops a command over key responsibilities in the business, reporting relationships, and from whom information may be obtained

Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in a business-related major required (i.e., Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer / Data Science, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other relevant majors)
* Relevant certification (i.e., CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA, CFE, or other relevant certification) is a plus, but may be achieved after a period of time in the position.

The preferred work experience for this role is either

* 5+ years of professional work experience in the industry (including 3-4 years of experience with auditing, project management, and/or risk consulting) OR
* 3+ years of experience with a leading public accounting or consulting firm (focused on internal audit services, external audit services, or risk-based consulting).
* Command over core business processes (i.e., Accounting, Financial Reporting, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Sales, Accounts Receivable / Credit Management, Fixed Assets, and Payroll, etc.). Must be able to drive value-added recommendations.
* Excels at critical and analytical thinking. Strong creative and entrepreneurial spirit to drive valuable insights.
* Effective at interpreting the results of complex analytics and the impact of these on business processes.
* Ability to think objectively and demonstrate sound judgement.
* Demonstrates agility and reacts quickly to re-focus, as needed, to address top risks and top priorities.
* Team-focused attitude demonstrating the ability to collaborate and compromise while building constructive and effective relationships.
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to negotiate, as needed to agree upon conclusions.
* Ability to multi-task, deliver under tight deadlines, and use own initiative (self-starter interested in driving own career).
* Demonstrated consistency in values, principles and work ethic.
* Proficiency in basic PC-based computer software applications, including Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
* General capabilities in data analytics through Excel and / or more complex applications (i.e., Power BI, Tableau, ACL)
* Previous experience with a medium to large scale publicly traded corporation required.

About Zebra

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Zebra), designs, manufactures and sells specialty printing devices that print variable information on demand at the point of issuance. These devices are used worldwide by manufacturers, service organizations and governments for automatic identification, data collection and personal identification in applications. Zebra's product range consists of direct thermal and thermal transfer label and receipt printers, passive radio frequency identification (RFID) printer/encoders, dye sublimation card printers and digital photo printers. It also sells a range of specialty supplies consisting of self-adhesive labels, thermal transfer ribbons, thermal printheads, batteries and other accessories, including software for label design and printer network management. On April 1, 2008, Zebra acquired Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI). MSSI is a global provider of ultra wideband (UWB) real-time locating systems and other UWB-based wireless technology. (Source: 10-K)