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Audit Manager

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Organization: CONMED Corporation
Location: Utica, NY
Description:

The Audit Manager is primarily responsible for the execution of the annual audit plan, leading the completion of Sarbanes-Oxley required audit work (Finance and It) as well as any other ad-hoc projects, reviews, or advisory roles required for support of the business. The Audit Manager will be expected to execute projects and audits, both domestically and internationally, with little to no supervision. The role will be critical in developing relationships across all levels of the organization such that Internal Audit is viewed as a business partner. The Audit Manager will be required to provide advisory and interpretive services to others to use in making critical decisions to ensure financial and regulatory compliance. Additionally, the individual will assist the company in managing strategic risks, as well as improving and/or developing efficient and effective business processes. The Audit Manager will also be responsible for promoting an internal control environment that will provide an optimum balance between adequate flexibility and proper accountability. Lastly, this role will work closely with the VP of Internal Audit to support the completion of the annual risk assessment, tracking of key performance metrics, and thought leadership in developing material for the ConMed Audit Committee.

Responsibilities:

Risk Based Audits (Up to 50% of time):

Execution of the annual risk-based audit plan as directed by the VP of Internal Audit. The audits will consist of Financial, Operational, IT, Compliance and select third parties.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing and executing the internal audit plan
  • Developing procedures and schedules for achieving audit/compliance objectives and goals
  • Ensuring that the audits are performed in accordance with the audit standards issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Providing status reports to the VP of Internal Audit.
  • Obtaining and testing of sufficient evidential matter
  • Evaluating audit test results in collaboration with the VP of Internal Audit
  • Recommending improvements to the systems, procedures and processes reviewed to minimize risks, improve efficiency, or generate cost savings or avoidance opportunities
  • Communicating audit objectives, scope, activities and test results to impacted parties (i.e. Process Owners and Management)
  • Preparing audit reports
  • Monitoring the status of corrective action plans to ensure that management has implemented an appropriate plan within the established time frame
  • Providing advisory and interpretive services for others to use in making critical decisions as related to financial and regulatory compliance

Sarbanes-Oxley (Up to 30% of time):

Responsible for completing SOX audit requirements (Finance and IT) for the Company in conjunction with the VP of Internal Audit.

  • Performing critical phases of the annual SOX process from the initial step of the annual risk assessment with the VP of Internal Audit to the final steps of performing testing of key internal control test work
  • Managed any third-party support engaged to assist in the completion of any SOX components
  • Collaborating with business process owners to monitor changes in the business, process and systems to ensure timely updating of control documentation.
  • Identification of key internal controls that will be tested.
  • Performing audit test procedures of key controls as related to SOX
  • Identification of internal control weaknesses (if applicable)
  • Communicating internal control weaknesses to VP of Internal Audit and the respective process owners
  • Recommend an appropriate corrective action plan to the VP of Internal Audit for any control weaknesses
  • Monitor the status of corrective action plans to ensure that management has implemented an appropriate plan within the established time frame
  • Provide SOX status reports to the VP of Internal Audit and all other key stakeholders.
  • Perform additional training (as needed) to inform management of the SOX requirements
  • Interface with external audit team in support of testing review and completion

Project-Based Support (Up to 20% of time):

Participate in Company-wide committees to improve or develop efficient and effective business processes as assigned by the VP of Internal Audit. In addition, identify and communicate best practices, manage strategic risks and foster the appropriate levels of controls for business and financial risk.

Perform special projects and/or analysis of potential value-added opportunities as assigned by the VP of Internal Audit. This may include the following:

  • Understanding business processes and personnel involved
  • Analyzing cost benefit opportunities
  • Collaborating with various levels of management across the organization to develop value-added proposals to support business growth
Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, IT or related field. Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA) preferred
  • Must have 5-10 years of experience in audit related functions.
  • The ideal candidate will have spent at least 2 years with a Big 4 or regional public accounting firm and will have demonstrated upward progression.
  • Direct people manager for at least a year.
  • Experience auditing pharmaceutical/Medical Device companies is a plus.

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