Apple Leisure Group

  • Audit Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/19/2018 3:13 PM)
    ID
    2018-1071
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Apple Leisure Group is the nation's only hospitality company possessing a vertically integrated business model and fills a unique niche in the leisure travel industry.  The Group has operations in multiple locations in the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. This position is a new role, reporting to the Director of Internal Audit, and will be responsible for assisting in the development of our Internal Audit function, including planning, and conducting audits of Group’s US companies.
      

    Responsibilities

    Internal Audit is an important independent and objective presence in the control environment being developed in Apple Leisure Group.  We are looking for professionals who take a systematic and disciplined approach in reviewing and evaluating the ALG’s controls, processes, and systems.
     
    We collaborate with the business to identify areas of risk and operational efficiencies. We collaborate with others in the Group to strengthen controls and improve risk management. Our responsibility is to assist the business in meeting its objectives and at the same time ensure that ALG’s controls protect our customers, employees, and all other stakeholders.
     
    Responsibilities:
     

    • Prepare and/or participate in the documentation of Risk Assessment, Risk Matrix, Process Documents, Process Flow Charts, Control testing, and Remediation.
    • Assist in the development of the annual audit plan including those in support of management’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with the COSO Framework and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
    • Execute internal audits
    • Draft audit reports at the end of the fieldwork, and issue finalized reports.
    • Maintain communication with client management to provide timely status updates, to validate potential audit exceptions during the audit, conduct audit close meetings, and present the final reports.
    • Assist the Director in preparing Internal Audit updates to CAO and presentations to the Audit Committee on a quarterly basis
    • Establish the budgets and plan the resources for the audits in the annual plan.
    • Seek to continuously improve internal audit approaches, tools and methodologies, and productivity
    • Participate in special projects and performs additional duties as required

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related major required.  CIA/CPA preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 years audit experience, including Big 4 and/or in a management capacity for a corporate Internal Audit function of a U.S. public company
    • Proven Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 experience in processes and procedures including documentation of processes and testing of controls.
    • Experienced, hands-on manager with strong business insight, understanding of business and operations, strong analytical and project management skills, and working knowledge of US GAAP.
    • In-depth knowledge of AICPA and/or IIA audit standards and practical application, and working experience with common frameworks – COSO, COBIT, NIST and ISO27000, etc.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to design and present an argument in written and oral form
    • Ability to balance multiple challenging projects and to communicate project status, issues, and requirements at all levels within the business
    • Ability to plan, schedule, and organize work independently
    • Knowledge of large ERP systems; SAP experience preferred
    • Solid Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
    • Must be able to travel up to 25%

     
     

     

    Desired Skills & Experience:

     

    • Written and spoken Spanish
    • Strong project management experience
    • Executive presence and demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication
    • Working knowledge of core IT processes and technology
    • International experience

     

    Overview of Responsibility Framework:

     
    General:

    • Maintain an attitude of independence
    • Maintain, update, and enrich a body of knowledge, standards, techniques, disciplines, methodologies, and tools that allow the Internal Audit team to carry out their responsibilities and meet their objectives with the highest level of quality.
       
      Annual Planning:
    • Participate in the annual audit planning process by working with the other IA Managers and IA Director along with working with stakeholders in their respective business units to identify risks and possible audit areas.
       
      Planning the Work and Audit Activity
    • Ensure audit objectives are met considering the likelihood of errors, fraud, noncompliance, and other risks, and that resources and time are based upon the nature and complexity of the audit.
    • For the development of the Audit Plan, IA Managers need to understand the business, develop the control blue-prints to identify potential risks and the key controls for different business processes along with conducting audits to monitor compliance with internal controls.

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