Our client is a fully integrated retail, foodservice and private label producer of fresh and processed meats based in Delphi, Indiana. Since the start of operations in 1991, they have experienced rapid growth from a single pork processing company into a multi-plant diversified producer of fresh and processed meats, with locations throughout America’s Heartland and revenues of approximately $1.5B. With more than 3,100 team members located across 14 different states, they are a big company with a small company culture.
The Internal Control Analyst is a key contributor within the Corporate Internal Audit function ensuring a strong internal control environment and compliance with shareholder requirements. The role will assist in providing objective assurance and advisory services in relation to risk management practices and apply a disciplined and unbiased approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of key processes and controls while protecting the company assets. Audits are performed to assess the internal control environment, evaluate compliance with corporate policies and leading industry practices, assess controls over financial reporting and to identify operational efficiencies. This position will contribute significantly to JSOX testing efforts, including documentation of process, internal control testing and follow up testing of remediated deficiencies for business process controls. This role provides great exposure to the business and senior management, including working closely with a new CFO.
Duties And Responsibilities:
Participate in risk assessments and assist with the development of the internal audit plan outlining scope, objectives and procedures to be followed.
Assess the effectiveness of Internal Controls, determine potential impact of control failures and recommend corrective actions and improvements to controls and business procedures.
Prepare, maintain, and update documentation in adherence to internal audit professional standards and best practices.
Determine the extent of compliance with Company policies and the effectiveness or efficiency of such policies.
Conduct testing procedures with documentation to support results in audit work papers.
Develop strong relationships across company functions, including IT and Accounting departments, to support these groups in further improving the overall controls.
Ensure audit findings are discussed timely with management and appropriately tracked through remediation.
Use Data Analytics to drive efficient and effective testing and apply professional skepticism in analysis and decision making.
Assist in the confirmation of the physical existence of Company assets, verification of accounting and other records and review the adequacy of the system of internal controls for both manual and automated systems.
Prepare audit reports which includes findings, risk analysis and recommendations for remediation.
Assist and participate on special projects and investigations on an as-needed
Knowledge of risk assessment, accounting and auditing principles, understanding of internal control framework concepts, including Sarbanes-Oxley (flow charts, risk matrix, control templates, testing, certifications, remediation) and GAAP best practices.
Attention to detail and use critical thinking by applying process analysis, business intelligence and problem-solving techniques.
Ability to multi-task and work on concurrent audits or special projects.
Advanced ability to write clear and concise work papers and a high level of experience writing reports and presentations.
Ability to drive collaboration across departments and build strong working relationships.
Strong analytical and conceptual skills with a demonstrated ability to collect meaningful data and make data driven decisions.
Has a good understanding of business processes, including financial close, revenue recognition, general accounting, fixed assets, derivative accounting, inventory count, inventory valuation, etc.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Strong planning, organization, and execution skills.
Education & Experience:
Accounting degree required; CPA preferred
5 -10 years of internal audit, compliance or equivalent public accounting experience required
Preferred 3-5 years of relevant experience in food processing industry or manufacturing environment