Internal Auditor in Addison, TX at Pinnacle

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Location: Regional Office - Addison, TX

Job Summary:

The Internal Auditor performs a full range of audits, as assigned, including compliance, investigations, accounting-level and property-level internal audits, as well as external audit assistance. The position works closely with other Internal Auditors, Audit Specialists, Accountants, Property Managers, Regional Property Managers and external auditors, and may take direction from the Controller or Vice President of Client Reporting. A successful Internal Auditor ensures prompt attention to requests to and from various internal departments and third-parties, and produces complete, accurate and timely reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Internal Auditor will use sound judgement and due diligence in executing the following responsibilities:

Relationships

  • Conducts or assists with internal audits at the accounting-level and property-level, either local or on site, in order to identify weaknesses and uphold the highest level of internal controls.
  • Responds to various questions and issues regarding operational and financial reviews, internal audits and investigations.
  • Follows up, investigates and resolves identified anomalies.
  • Participates in and may instruct company-provided training.
  • Collaborates with the Accounting Management Team and Accounting Technical Writer in the development and implementation of office policies and accounting procedures, as needed.
  • Recognizes and rewards right behavior in others and addresses inappropriate behavior or ethical breaches.
  • Performs the duties of team members within assigned team as required (in their absence).
  • Exercises professionalism and uses caution when engaging team members or other business associates during business hours, company-sponsored events, and personal time.

 Reporting

  • Supports and enforces company and accounting policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations.
  • Responsible for complete, accurate and timely submission of reports.
  • Reports audit findings with recommendations to develop appropriate action plans that address identified risks.
  • Completes internal audit reports that are balanced, objective and supported by adequate audit evidence.
  • Assists with internal investigations, as assigned.
  • Ensures sensitive data is secure and managed appropriately within the internal resources and throughout the organization.
  • Achieves high productivity through reliable and punctual attendance, and timely reports any tardiness and /or attendance issues to immediate supervisor.
  • Performs special projects and research as assigned.

Profitability

  • Supports and enforces internal controls established by the department and company, and discloses any weaknesses relating to such controls or the lack thereof.
  • Promotes and applies quality measures and standards within all areas of responsibility to support the company’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Exercises professional skepticism in analyzing financial information in an effort to mitigate or detect fraudulent activity.
  • Tracks all billable hours and non-billable hours spent on external financial audits, if applicable.
  • Continually seeks to identify innovative strategies for increasing department efficiencies and reducing expenses.

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

Technical

  • An analytical background with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment relative to the timeliness, recognition, and classification of transactions in accordance with GAAP.
  • A functional understanding of current accounting software and Microsoft Office products.

 

Professionalism

  • Consistently exhibits strong ethics, professionalism, and confidence, as well as a positive attitude toward company, department, and team members.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, and coordinate efforts among management, team members and third parties to meet internal audit requirements.
  • Ability to provide professional support for multiple departments and cultivate value, trust, and positive relations among team members.
  • Willingness to hold self and others accountable for performance.
  • Flexibility to modify or shift behavior as situations or objectives evolve, while exhibiting focus and positivity amidst change or under pressure.
  • Capable of cultivating team camaraderie and value through support and participation in team building and events.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and accountability.

 

Cognitive

  • Aptitude to analyze financial data with the ability to recognize trends and identify irregularities.
  • Capable of making sound decisions appropriate to authority level with minimal supervision or direction.   Willingness to collaborate on decision-making when necessary.
  • Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to recognize problems early and produce prompt resolutions.
  • Ability to prioritize and focus on critical tasks as well as shift focus or multitask when appropriate.
  • Capable of working within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while generating timely results.
  • Self-motivated to achieve or exceed performance standards and goals set forth by department.

 

Communication/Interpersonal

  • Ability to discover, understand and meet the needs of clients in a timely manner.
  • Integrity, objectivity, and accountability in performing assigned duties.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while exercising interdependence within an assigned team.
  • Diplomacy to develop and preserve positive relations with business associates and team members.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other comparable business-related degree.
  • Minimum of two years of related operations management or accounting experience preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is described as light in physical demand. Requirements include the ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, and reach forward and overhead, finger, and grasp. Must be able to occasionally bend, crouch, or stoop. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Must have close and distance vision as well as the ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to travel independently.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normal office work environment with little or no exposure to undesirable elements.