Senior Internal Auditor

Senior Internal Auditor


Accounting and Finance

Chicago, IL


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Senior Internal Auditor

A leader in hospitality is searching for a qualified Senior Internal Auditor to be a key member of this company’s internal audit team. Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, this person will be involved in both financial and operational audits. IT Audits are currently performed by other Internal Audit team members, but this role can be a development opportunity for someone who wishes to be exposed to this area in the future. This a hybrid role (approximately 75% working from home.)

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and documenting internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) by way of RCM, flow charting, or narrative.
  • Creating control test plans, performing internal controls testing, and documenting, reporting testing results.
  • Providing periodic updates to key stakeholders regarding progress on ICFR design and testing work.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and/or reduce design and test efforts.
  • Assisting the manager with planning and scoping audit engagements.
  • Conduct audit testing of specified areas based on identified risks, compliance with policies and procedures and safety, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.
  • Oversee fieldwork, planning and reporting of audit assignments, and lead complex projects, as required. Assist in training the audit staff.
  • Establish risk-based audit programs and conduct risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline.
  • Evaluate test results: accurately identify symptoms, root cause, problems, and identify alternative controls;
  • Utilize internal audit best practice tools and processes to evaluate Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and enterprise standards globally;
  • Keeping current on business/industry changes and their effect on the business, audit plan/approach and risk assessments.
  • Identify risks; develop recommendations to mitigate risks; prepare organized, accurate and competent work papers; and communicate audit results through written draft reports and oral presentations to management.
  • Assist in the development and completion of a comprehensive risk based, internal audit plan.
  • Independently plan and perform financial, SOX and operational audits
  • Conduct detail testing in assigned area for a range of specified financial areas including SOX Compliance
  • Collaborate with Audit manager to develop audit plans, risk matrices and perform audit test procedures
  • Develop work papers, executive summaries and audit reports as necessary
  • Draft audit reports, providing a clear description of the issues and ensuring they are fully supported by the test work;
  • Work with external auditors as part of SOX audits.

Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Three plus years’ experience required
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Three (3) to six (6) years of auditing experience. Four (4) years of public accounting/auditing (Big 4 a plus) or consulting experience preferred.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4+ years of External Audit, Internal Audit or Regulatory experience.
  • Capable of operating in a fast pace, diverse and matrixed environment while managing multiple assignments;
  • Clear understanding of risks and internal controls and the ability to evaluate and determine the adequacy and effectiveness of controls.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Experience with audit analytics tools and visualization tools preferred.


  • $90k-$110k with bonus potential