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Senior, Internal Audit in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 5/13/2022

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Job Description

The Senior, Internal Auditor will plan and execute Internal Audit reviews/special projects in accordance with accepted professional standards and report the results of those reviews to the Director, Internal Audit & Senior Management (CFO, CAO & CEO).

In addition, the Senior, Internal Audit will have responsibility for the effectiveness and continuous improvement of the in-place company-wide control environment along with coordinating results with external auditors and reporting activities to the Audit Committee.  

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience identifying and addressing financial, operational, IT and compliance risks in business processes, evaluating the design of internal controls and executing audits to assess the effectiveness of processes and controls. 

                        The expectation is that the individual in this role will be eligible for job rotation within finance/accounting in 2-3 years.  


Company:  Standard Motor Products, Inc. ($1.3 billion, global, NYSE manufacturer/distributor of automotive replacement parts) located Long Island City, NY


Activities: Primary responsibilities of the position would include:


  • Performing internal audit reviews, including the enhancement of audit plans, programs and/or documentation in accordance with best practices by accepted professional standards.
  • Assist the Director, Internal Audit in the development of our data analytics program including use of the Business Intelligence (BI) Tool to enhance audit procedures.
  • Work with the team as we increase our use of third party audit and SOX solutions in an effort to increase use of automation in our audits.
  • Partner with business owners to continuously develop an understanding of the business, its processes and operations, and to identify control enhancement and process enhancement opportunities. Including identifying the financial risk of the organization and offer recommendations to reduce risk.
  • Identify and communicate business inefficiencies, internal control weaknesses or operational issues observed during audits and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Responsible for the effectiveness and continuous improvement of the in-place company-wide SOX control environment. Ensure all objectives/goals are met in compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Assist the department in the development and management of approximately 8 independent SOX testers.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to external auditors to ensure timely and efficient completion of audits.
  • Support the department in special projects, including cross-functional projects with business owners, IT and senior management (CAO, CFO, Controller).
  • Present findings to senior management (CAO, CFO, Controller) in the form of reports.

Job Requirements

To function as the Senior, Internal Audit the following experience and                           

skills are required:

  • Approximately 3-5 years audit experience; “Big 4” and/or internal audit advisory practice in a CPA firm preferred.
  • Ability to manage his/her time effectively, meeting deadlines consistently while working on multiple tasks without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Capable of working as a team player and comfortable being part of a “hands on” team of professionals. Strong work ethic a must.  
  • Ability to exercise proper judgment with above average analytical skills and upward mobility.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Products and a general understanding of ERP Software.
  • Travel up to 10%, domestic and international.
  • CPA or in process of obtaining a CPA, a must. MBA would be desirable but not required.