Senior Internal Audit Associate in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

Job Snapshot

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.

In the first half of 2020 Arconic will separate into two stand-alone industry-leading public companies.  Each will have significant global reach.  To learn more about this exciting transformation, visit our website.
 
Arconic is currently in search of an Sr. Internal Audit Associate to join the internal audit group in Pittsburgh, PA.
 
Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • Providing an objective and professional evaluation of internal control systems and to recommend and advise on improvements in control systems for the company’s operating locations and key processes. The Internal Audit group is ideal for career development for highly motivated individuals as this position offers extensive exposure to Arconic Business Units and to the company’s financial philosophies and practices.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Accountability for thorough execution of audit assignments
  • Demonstrating increased audit skill levels to perform increasingly more complex audits
  • Gaining expertise in one or more ‘specialty’ areas (including data analytics) or familiarity with specific technical accounting issues
  • Occasionally leading less complex audits
  • Developing or modifying audit work programs
  • Transferring knowledge in the form of suggestions to improve Internal Audit processes and to help other department members meet Internal Audit’s mission
  • Traveling* to company locations, many of which are manufacturing facilities
  • Participating in a cross-regional process team
  • Pre-audit preparation: ensuring adequate preparation is performed for an assigned scope
  • If leading an audit: liaise with location personnel regarding overall audit schedule, logistics, securing appropriate pre-audit information; reviewing risks, assigning audit scopes to auditors, assisting special auditors (if applicable), and leading pre-audit calls.
  • Audit Fieldwork: performing the assigned scope and delivering the information requested by the team leader.  Due to the highly interactive mode with customers and team members, the incumbent must have the ability to facilitate positive responses and actions through written and verbal communication skills, be able to assimilate and logically analyze information to make recommendations in relatively limited time frames, and effectively develop an understanding of businesses/ functions being audited in order to fairly and objectively assess controls.
  • Data Analysis: Extensive use of data analytics internally to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the team and externally to drive cost-savings
* Travel may be close to 50% for majority of the year. Structured schedule with travel normally the middle two weeks of each month during January - November.
 
Essential Knowledge & Skills:
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Deadline driven and results oriented
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Effective working in teams/being a team player
  • Possessing a solid understanding of accounting/US GAAP
  • High proficiency in using MS Office Suite, especially higher functions within Excel
  • Experience with querying databases (e.g., Discoverer, IDEA, or Essbase)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Being a role model for integrity, diversity and inclusion
 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 Auditors
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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Fraud, Economics or Business from an accredited institution                                          
  • Minimum of 2 years of financial, accounting, or audit 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 a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Certification (CPA, MBA, CFE, CIA, etc.)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing company
  • Experience in auditing company processes