Topco Associates Senior Internal Auditor (Hybrid) in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Senior Auditor for the Internal Audit team in Elk Grove Village, IL. We are currently operating in a primarily remote-work setting as we continue to prioritize the wellbeing and safety of our associates. In the future, this position will convert to a hybrid role, with the successful candidate conducting work in our Elk Grove Village office and virtually. Our offices remain open now for associates to use on a voluntary basis.
Topco's mission is to provide solutions for our member owners, regional retailers and wholesalers, and help them achieve a competitive advantage in the markets they serve. We aspire to develop high-performing teams to resemble the diversity of our members' shopper communities to drive greater innovation and creativity that ultimately enhances our business results and the value Topco provides to its membership.
Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor takes part in all phases (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up) of assigned financial, operational, and compliance audit and consulting projects in support of the annual audit plan, as well as assists with other advisory and ad-hoc projects as requested.
Assist in development of audit programs
Perform audit procedures per audit objectives and program steps
Assess adequacy of internal controls
Evaluate compliance with policies and procedures, laws and regulations, and contractual agreements
Generate clear and organized workpapers documenting work performed and related findings
Consolidate audit results, issues, and recommendations in clear and concise written form
Facilitate risk mitigation, increased process or control efficiency/effectiveness, and improved business performance by sharing value-added recommendations
Aid in preparing detailed reports to communicate audit results and in presenting results to management
Identify errors, delays, and other engagement issues and escalate timely and appropriately
In conjunction with the Internal Audit Manager, perform risk and control assessment activities via:
developing and/or reviewing process mapping/documentation
interviews and relationships with all organizational departments and levels
maintaining general company, business, and industry knowledge and awareness
Gain/maintain and apply working knowledge of applicable Internal Audit and Accounting standards
Participate in regular training and/or other activities to develop both technical and soft skills
Assist external independent auditors in the execution of their annual audit plan
Assist with other audit, consulting, and advisory engagements and all other related duties as assigned
Minimal travel – <4 weeks per year (when restrictions are lifted)
Bachelor’s in Accounting (or business with related accounting coursework) required, Master’s a plus
Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA), or willing/eligible to obtain one in the future, preferred
2 – 4 years of audit or accounting experience
Public accounting experience strongly preferred
Proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint), advanced Excel skills a plus
Experience with analytical tools (e.g., IDEA), Visio, SharePoint, and/or SAP a plus
Understanding of audit procedures and techniques (whether internal or external) and internal controls
Highest degree of personal integrity and confidentiality in all work-related tasks and interactions
Ability to interact with all levels of management effectively and confidently
Strong interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
Ability to succeed working either independently or as part of a team across complex environments
Ability to self-prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
Topco strives for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects our member shopper’s communities. If your experience similarly reflects what you see listed in the job description, please consider applying, as individuals come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
Topco is an equal employment opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief, veteran's status, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.
Job ID: 2021-3187
Street: 150 Northwest Point Blvd