Director Internal Audit

National Express Corporation
Lisle, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
01 Mar 2021
02 Mar 2021
Experience level

The Director of Internal Audit for North America will be responsible for developing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report, and make recommendations for improving internal controls in the North America's Division of the Group, as well as the key operational and finance activities. The role will plan and conduct audits covering strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks. Additionally, this position will be responsible for promoting, implementing, documenting and provide required training on new and existing internal controls, and maintaining and improving the internal monitoring process to audit the company's compliance with such internal controls. The role will lead a small internal audit team in the North America Division, and will require approximately 30% mainly domestic but also some international travel.

  • Conducts audits covering strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks
  • Preforms risk assessment and analysis to properly plan the audit
  • Prepares Terms of Reference including scope of audit work and coordinates audit logistics with the business partners and audit staff
  • Performs audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting business procedures
  • Reviews and evaluates the control environment and identifies specific strengths and weaknesses, along with recommended improvements
  • Conducts interviews of business personnel and management team
  • Reviews documentation, prepares work papers, and composes observation memos and report findings in a clear, concise and timely fashion
  • Develop and execute annual audit plans focused on the most significant risks in the audit universe
  • Supervise the work of assigned audit staff
  • Assist in the hiring and training of staff resources. Coach and mentor audit team members of performance and professional development
  • Provide expert opinions to business unit management on financial, operational risk and control issues, on an as requested or needed basis.
  • Manage team through project fieldwork, monitor progress of engagements, and report status to the Group Head of Audit
  • Consults with management on risks, controls, and best practices
  • Actively partners and develops relationships with management during engagements and through on-going informal liaison relationships
  • Communicates clearly, professionally, and effectively both written and verbal
  • Coordinate audit activities, where possible, with those of the external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, elimination of duplication efforts, improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities, and reduction of external audit fees
  • Participates in investigations, including fraud investigations, as warranted
  • Stays current on latest audit and personal discipline fields
  • Prepare audit reports that appropriately summarize the most significant control weaknesses and resulting impacts to the organization
  • Evaluate staff on achievement of department objectives and mentor to develop and achieve personal and professional goals
  • Contribute to department administration as requested by the Group Head of Audit, such as scheduling, budgeting, preparing, and/or presenting presentations to management, and developing content for department training
  • Maintain and improve the internal monitoring process to audit the company's compliance with such internal controls
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in business related field. Certification in at least one area (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA, CMA, CFE, etc.) is desired
  • Minimum 5 years of audit experience in a public accounting firm and/or internal audit departments, with at least 3 years with the title of manager and with actual employee management and related departmental responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with particularly superior report writing skills
  • Experience in Data Analytics and the use of technology as 2 nd Line of Defense monitoring tools
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time across the U.S. and Canada and to a lesser extent to Europe
  • Desirable audit experience within transportation industry, preferably school bus industry
  • Understands and applies internal audit methodologies, use of tools and technology, and has the ability to evaluate processes and related controls
  • Highly self-motivated individual who will provide leadership and guidance to the organization and promote team work

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job: Legal

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Lisle-US Headoffice

Work Locations US Headoffice (1002_US Headoffice)2601 Navistar DriveLisle, 60532

Organization United States Bus

Schedule Full-time

Employee Status Regular

Job Level Director

Job Shift Day Job

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211286

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