Senior Internal Auditor (30057)

Come join one of the largest transportation organizations in all of North America!

First Group America is currently hiring a Senior Internal Auditor.  This role will report directly to the North American Director of Internal Audit and be responsible for all aspects of the assigned projects: analyzing and documenting processes, developing audit programs, planning/executing and reporting on audit projects, recommending sound actions and control improvements, tracking issues to closure with management.  This will be a high visibility role, and the Senior Auditor will interface with key executives in various operating divisions of FGA.

Travel is up to 35% and consists of training related travel and the aforementioned audits at the locations of the FGA operating divisions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing larger and more complex internal audit projects that form a part of the overall internal audit plan and oversees the work undertaken by Internal Auditor(s).
  • Responsible for developing the internal audit scope, leading the planning and delivery of internal audits and preparing internal audit reports.
  • Actively participate in the formulation of the annual Internal Audit Plan through the development and sharing of knowledge of the risks impacting various parts of the business.
  • Coordinates and ensures timely and accurate completion of fieldwork and desk-top reviews, test the design and operating effectiveness of the controls that are in place to mitigate risks associated with operational activities of undertaken by FirstGroup.
  • Document and obtain evidence to support all audit issues identified. Agree all issues with relevant business stakeholders.
  • Undertake ad hoc audit reviews and fraud investigation work as requested, working either alongside Internal Audit colleagues and/or in collaboration with other assurance functions and external consultants.
  • Manage time and other Internal Audit resources to ensure that assignments are completed to a high standard and within agreed timescales.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related Business Degree. Masters in Accounting/Finance a plus.
  • CPA strongly preferred 
  • CIA, CFE, CRMA or CMA desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years prior experience in either external financial auditing or internal audit focused on operational ort financial processes or combination of both. Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of financial processes and the related controls.
  • Self starter that can work independently with little day-to-day direction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate or Expert level of knowledge regarding MS EXCEL and WORD
  • Experience with JD Edwards ERP application a plus
  • 5+ years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance and internal control area. Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Exhibit leadership skills necessary to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change
  • Extensive understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes / areas / functions
  • Able to work independently with limited direction and guidance while providing appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills; able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees including senior executive; fluent in English
  • Thorough understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices; in addition to understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience in performing multiple projects and working with various team members
  • Prior transit (or similar) industry experience a plus
  • Risk and control framework and standards
  • Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Risk response
  • Risk reporting
  • Risk Culture
  • Internal Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Commercial acumen
  • External and management reporting and ad-hoc communication
  • Systems and Software
  • Business and Commercial Understanding
  • Critical Thinking
  • Agility
  • Safety Awareness
  • Team Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Communications and Influence skills
  • Accountable and Goal Driven
  • Initiative and Problem Solving
  • Quality Orientation

FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

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99180 - FGA Internal Audit
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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