Senior Internal Audit Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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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.
In the first half of 2020 Arconic will separate into two stand-alone industry-leading public companies.  Each will have significant global reach and this role will report into one of these companies. To learn more about this exciting transformation, visit our website.
Arconic is currently in search of a Senior Internal Audit Specialist to join the Internal Audit group in Pittsburgh, PA.
Primary Purposes of the Job:
  • Leveraging accounting and auditing knowledge to evaluate the company’s internal control systems and advising on improvements in control systems;
  • Promoting a collaborative team environment to accomplish objectives and to support people development;
  • 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 and Key Challenges:
  • Performs more complex audit testing and/or leads both plant and process audits;
  • Fully utilizes existing data analytic tools for audits;
  • Effectively discusses key audit issues with management;
  • Prepares audit reports for management within required deadlines;
  • Reviews audit workpapers;
  • Conducts SOX audits in conjunction with external auditors;
  • Participates in approximately two physical inventory observations annually with external auditors;
  • Coordinates onboarding/training of new hires;
  • Coaches and supervises guest auditors on assigned audits;
  • Travels* to company locations, many of which are manufacturing facilities; limited international travel may be required;
  • Monitors compliance with department requirements;
  • Leads or participates actively on at least one cross-regional departmental process team;
  • Develops ideas for process improvements and contributes to department, business unit and company performance;
  • Developing or modifying audit work programs.
* 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 SmartView);
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Auditing, Fraud, Economics or Business from an accredited institution;                                          
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in finance, accounting or auditing roles;
  • 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 auditing or working in manufacturing companies;
  • Experience in auditing company processes;
  • Prior experience leading teams/projects.