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Company Name: SIFCO Industries

Job Description
We are looking for an energetic self-starter to join our talented Corporate Accounting team. This individual will fill the only Internal Audit role in the company and will have the latitude and autonomy to enhance our internal audit function and chart a course for the future. This position reports to the Chief Accounting Officer on a day-to-day basis and has ultimate accountability to the Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors. The position is responsible for directing, planning, organizing, and conducting financial, operational, and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance audits to provide reasonable assurance to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and management.

Specific responsibilities will include:
● Conduct audits of various company departments and locations to verify accuracy of records, compliance of operations with prescribed plans, policies and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
● Identify, assist, and communicate best practices by fostering appropriate control levels for business, IT, fraud and financial risks.
● Develop internal audit scope, perform internal audit procedures, and prepare internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed.
● Develop audit work plans which coincide with the annual audit plan and execute the work plans through hands-on involvement.
● Conduct the opening and closing meetings with the various audit locations. Present recommendations for change that support the goals of the Company and represent sound financial accounting principles.
● Evaluate and documents process, system and control effectiveness through the application of accounting, auditing and business knowledge.
● Assess the overall significance of the control deficiencies identified during the audit. Provide perspective for evaluating the audit deficiencies against evolving industry best practices.
● Tracking audit open items and follow through to ensure issues are resolved timely or escalated as needed.
● Offer constructive analysis and feedback on company policies, procedures, financial and operational data, and system of internal controls. Communicate all significant findings and recommendations to appropriate levels of management as well as to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
● Coordinate/complete special requests, projects and reports as directed by Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and/or Executive Management.
● Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members.
● Maintain the confidentiality of audit findings and Company proprietary information.
● Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Internal Audit’s stakeholders.
● Conduct work in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
● Actively support the company’s culture and business mission by adhering to Company values.

Job Requirements
Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelors in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field - Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent certification preferred.

● Minimum of 5 years professional experience, preferably including internal audit or public accounting experience. Experience auditing manufacturing companies is required. Auditing work experience is preferred; however, business/operations experience may be deemed adequate.
● Working knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance.
● Understanding of both current accounting (GAAP) and auditing (GAAS) principals, 2013 COSO framework, and risk assessment practices.

Competencies Required
Excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational and analytical skills, and project management experience.

● Ability to effectively present information at the executive management and Board level.
● Managerial courage to confront difficult issues with the appropriate response and to do so in a timely manner with any\all stakeholders.
● Consultative skills – ability to achieve results in a positive way by understanding business needs and offering constructive solutions to compliance.
● Strong interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization.
● Proactive – demonstrated ability and desire to improve individual performance and advance the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
● Ability to work in a highly complex environment under general direction as to assignment.
● Ability to solve conflict between differing priorities of various process stakeholders by offering pragmatic solutions to management.
● Ability to maintain the highest level of ethics, integrity and objectivity.

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Contact Person: Wendy Worthington
Email Address: wworth@sifco.com
Phone: 216-432-6268

• Location: Cleveland

• Post ID: 54223517 ohio
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