Sr. Internal Auditor in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Columbus, OH
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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty?  If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor who will grow at our Corporate Office, Marysville, OH.

 This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

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)

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


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.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Tom Cat, Ortho, Round Up, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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.