Al J Schneider Co.

  • Internal Auditor (Al J Schneider Company)

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/15/2019 1:40 PM)
    ID
    2019-2659
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    The internal auditor contributes to and leads project reviews of financial, operational and compliance risks and control across business units and hotels, from planning to final report issuance.  This position is being posted on behalf of the Al J Schneider Company as it is directly reporting to the company's Board of Directors Audit Committee and Chief Financial Officer.  The Al J. Schneider Company is Louisville, Kentucky's largest owner-operator of hotels with real estate and lumber divisions. The company's holdings include: The Galt House Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, Waterfront Plaza, One Riverfront Plaza, and Home Supply Company.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the teams responsible for performing financial, operational, and compliance reviews across various business units and hotels.
    • Execution of assigned projects on the department’s risk-based internal audit plan.
    • Participate in detail testing of key financial controls.
    • Conduct independent and objective assessments of internal controls, financial results, corporate processes, hotel operational and compliance requirements.
    • Partner with management to develop corrective action plans in response to all internal audit observations and subsequent follow-ups to ensure closure.
    • Help define departmental methodologies and deliverables in accordance with professional standards.
    • Supervise and work with the external audit team, guest auditors, and co-source service providers.
    • Educate and advise management and process owners on accounting and internal control requirements.
    • Interact regularly with process owners and senior management.
    • Prepare draft audit programs, request listings, testing strategies, and other pre-audit planning activities aimed at ensuring an efficient and effective audit.
    • Schedule and conduct meetings with management to describe audit objectives, coverage areas, timing, and protocols for concerns, changes and escalations.
    • Coordinate quarterly follow-up meetings and document action plan statuses based on discussion with respective management action plan owners.
    • Execute various aspects of assigned internal audit projects (planning, fieldwork, testing, work paper preparation, draft reporting, etc.).
    • Plan and execute testing related to internal controls over financial reporting and hotel audits.
    • Ensure timely project execution and work paper closure.
    • Internal audits of hotels, corporate, shared services, and other business areas.
    • Limited travel required.
    • Special projects as assigned by management or ownership.

    Qualifications

    Required:
    • Able to work flexible hours, extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet deadlines.
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline.
    • A minimum of three years of general accounting experience or a minimum of two years of experience in public accounting.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and related tools.
    • Understanding of internal control concepts and frameworks (COSO, COBIT).
    • Understanding of current accounting and auditing standards.
    • Experience with and knowledge of auditing processes and methodologies, including flowcharting.
    • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions.
    • Able to build solid working relationships and partner closely leadership and hotel management.
    • Strong business sense, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and an innate desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position.
    • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to lead meetings.
    • Able to work independently and in a team environment with superior interpersonal and collaboration skills.
    • Problem solving skills.

     

    Preferred:
    • A minimum of three years of professional experience.
    • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
    • Public accounting background and experience.
    • Hospitality industry experience, with a mix of experience from auditing, accounting and/or internal control roles.
    • Prior use of advanced data analysis techniques.

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