Senior Internal Auditor in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is looking for a Senior Internal Auditor in Marysville, OH!

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free work place.

Key Work Performed:

The Senior Internal Auditor will:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the Company’s key business processes, risks, and control activities
  • Lead and execute project planning tasks (e.g., prepare project risk assessment, audit program, and planning memo)
  • Lead and execute test procedures in accordance with the department’s standard audit methodology
  • Oversee the project execution efforts of staff auditors (e.g., review workpapers, delegate tasks)
  • Communicate   project   status   and   test  results  timely  and  effectively  to  project  management  and  key stakeholders
  • Assist with the preparation of project deliverables (i.e., reports, memos, presentations)
  • Work with project management and key stakeholders to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and/or improve business process efficiency/effectiveness to ultimately add value
  • Assist in recruiting, supervising, training, and evaluating the performance of staff auditors to ensure proper execution of responsibilities and to aid in career development
  • Champion  the  Internal  Audit  function  to  aid  in  recruiting  new  talent  to  the  department  and to increase departmental visibility across the Company
  • Own self‐development through continuing education (e.g., off‐site training, webcasts)

Core Areas of Focus

Specific areas on which the Senior Internal Auditor will focus include:

Operational Audit

  • Focused on assessing key operational and financial processes, risks, and control activities
  • Examples of scope include business units, manufacturing facilities, corporate functions, vendor relationships, customer relationships, and acquisition activity

Compliance Audit

  • Focused on assessing compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as the processes that support compliance
  • Examples of scope include state and federal pesticide compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, and state and federal transportation compliance

Other Potential Areas of Focus:

SarbanesOxley (“SOX”) Compliance

  • Focused  on  performing  testing  of  our  SOX  framework  to  support  management’s  assessment  of  control framework design, implementation, and operating effectiveness
  • Also responsible for assisting control owners with maintaining the SOX control framework

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Accounting, Finance, or other business discipline preferred
  • CPA, CIA, or other professional designation preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Audit, or other related field
  • Experience with general attest procedures preferred, but not required
  • Experience with SOX compliance preferred, but not required
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems a plus, but not required
  • Experience using audit analytic tools such as ACL a plus, but not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to form working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Ability to consider various points of view
  • Ability to think with a process improvement orientation and controls consciousness
  • Ability to identify business risks and mitigating control activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieve departmental objectives
  • Willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) as required (travel is variable both in frequency and duration and could amount to 20% or more)

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.