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Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Naperville, IL
Why Work for KeHE?
  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $115,000.00/Yr. - $145,000.00/Yr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits on Day 1
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays


    Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

    Sound good?

    KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Senior Internal Audit Manager has overall responsibility for the Internal Audit function and is an integral part of the Finance team. The position is responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving the company's key operational activities and internal controls with a focus on the company's distribution centers. This role will work to ensure policies, responsibilities, and results are efficiently coordinated and collectively optimizes the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance of the company. The position will interact heavily with all levels of leadership and report to the SVP of Finance. As with all positions at KeHE, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision, and Values

    Essential Functions

    • Leads the Internal Audit department by implementing actions plans related to risk management and annual planning, audit execution, audit reporting, audit technology, and Audit Committee reporting.
    • Manages a sr. staff internal auditor and provides leadership and guidance to ensure audit plan is executed.
    • Leads the activities of the department to ensure that all work is performed independently without bias, with due diligence and timeliness, with adequate support for appropriate findings and recommendations provided in well-written reports.
    • Oversees the execution of individual audits defined in the audit plan and any required fieldwork.
    • Oversees the issuance of all Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management.
    • Develops and manages a follow-up process to monitor and ensure management actions are effectively implemented for audit issues reported by the department and by external auditors.
    • Proactively informs senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.
    • Meets regularly with the Audit Committee to report the status of Internal Audit's ongoing monitoring activities and inform the committee of emerging risks that should be considered.
    • Develops and fosters a trusting and open Internal Audit environment while embodying a commitment to improvement and betterment of the company.
    • Performs or assists in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities within the organization and notify management and the audit committee of the results.
    • Assists the external auditor with the completion of the annual audit.
    • Performs reviews of distribution centers for compliance with policy, accuracy of inventory on-hand, and internal control effectiveness.
    • Performs reviews of specific operations/processes, as requested by management or the Audit Committee.
    • Partners with operations management to strengthen and improve internal controls.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.

    • Ability to work effectively and independently.
    • Ability to exhibit professional objectivity and maintain the highest level of integrity.
    • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to deal effectively and tactfully with people at all levels of the company.
    • Ability to manage direct reports and provide guidance.
    • Demonstrated ability to work productively and effectively as part of a team.
    • Proficient in problem formulation as well as resolution.
    • Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel & Power BI.
    • Knowledge of Cognos, SQL, or other relational database and BI products a plus.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures, and principles, sufficient to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply them in innovative ways. Skills and knowledge should include an understanding of financial and operational risk, generally accepted auditing standards in the US, COSO framework, and Sarbanes Oxley Sections 302 and 404.
    • Knowledge of assessing and documenting processes, risks, controls, and gaps.
    • Ability to travel a minimum of 25% of the time.

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required.
    • Minimum of 7+ years of experience
    • Minimum of 4 years of management experience.
    • Master's degree in finance, accounting, or business preferred.
    • Distribution and internal audit experience preferred.

    • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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