Internal Audit Director - North America and Global SOX in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.

Arconic is currently in search of an Internal Audit Director – North America & Global SOX to join the internal audit group in Pittsburgh, PA.
Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • Leading a team of audit professionals who are charged with evaluating financial and internal control risks within Arconic, to ensure compliance with company policies as well as SOX requirements. This role will require hands-on supervision and participation on field audits, including traveling to audit sites. This position enables an individual to understand processes and risk across a global firm and will provide high-level exposure to senior leaders, controllers and other key stakeholders. In addition, this role sponsors at least one global Internal Audit process team and reports to the Vice President of Internal Audit.
Major Activities/Key Challenges:
  • Provide strategic direction around audits to ensure effective evaluation of key financial and business controls
  • Perform pre-audit reviews to ensure key risks are being addressed
  • Consult with audit teams on critical issues and audit scoring, remotely and at audit sites (annual travel approximately 25%)
  • Manage audits with a collaborative tone and ensure a constructive environment is maintained between the audit team and auditee
  • Review auditor workpapers and ensure the quality and timeliness of audit reports
  • Manage the department’s annual budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Manage internal audit consultants as needed
  • Develop the N.A. annual audit plan, including scheduling resources and participating as needed
  • Participate in external auditor fee negotiations and coordinate billing process
  • Serve as the overall liaison for coordinating N.A. audit work with external auditors
  • Supervise and develop team members; build future leaders for the company
  • Participate in Business Unit and Compliance partnership meetings
  • Sponsor a cross-regional departmental process team
  • Oversee the company’s SOX compliance program
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education:
  • Effective people management and development skills
  • Excellent communication, sound judgement and interpersonal skills
  • Deadline-driven and results-oriented
  • Willingness to travel domestically and on occasion, internationally
  • Possessing a solid understanding of accounting/US GAAP
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Being a role model for integrity, diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of SOX requirements
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, follow-through, and manage multiple tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines       
Major Customers 
  • Business Unit Presidents and Controllers
  • Compliance Leaders for each Business Unit
  • Plant and Resource Unit leadership
  • Ethics and Compliance investigation personnel
  • Peer Internal Audit Managers
  • Executive leadership


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Fraud or Finance from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 10 years of financial work experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.  
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters accounting degree or CPA
  • Expertise and experience in auditing
  • At least three years of work experience in a manufacturing company
  • Experience querying databases
  • Experience with planning and forecasting departmental costs
  • Proven ability to work effectively across cultures
  • Broad working knowledge of Arconic businesses, operating locations and production processes
  • Knowledge of inventory cost accounting and reserves