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Staff Auditor in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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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 Staff Auditor is responsible for executing operational and compliance audits, as well as management's annual SOX compliance testing. The Staff Auditor will develop an understanding of key business processes, perform test procedures, recommend corrective actions, and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates should have demonstrated initiative, critical thinking, time management skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

In this role you will:

Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) Testing and External Auditor Assistance

  • Develop a strong understanding of the Company’s key business processes, the significant financial risks related to those business processes, and the SOX internal control framework in-place to mitigate those risks;
  • Develop strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Perform testing of the Company’s SOX internal control framework, document test results, identify observations as applicable, and work with both internal and external stakeholders to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and ultimately add value;
  • Assist with the Company’s efforts to provide direct assistance to its external auditor in performing the annual financial statement audit.

Operational Audit, Compliance Audit, and IT Audit projects

  • Execute project test procedures in accordance with departmental standards;
  • Communicate project status and test results timely and effectively to project management and key stakeholders;
  • 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.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting or other business discipline;
  • Up to two (2) years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Audit, or other related field;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to form working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to consider diverse points of view;
  • Ability to think with a process improvement orientation and controls consciousness;
  • Ability to identify business risks;
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team in executing projects;
  • Willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) as required. Travel is variable both in frequency and duration and could amount to 30% or more.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • CPA, CIA, CISA or other professional designation;
  • Experience with general attest procedures preferred;
  • Experience with SOX compliance preferred;
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

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, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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

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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.