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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

  • data analysis

  • 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

Previous experience:

  • 2 – 4 years of audit or accounting experience

  • Public accounting experience strongly preferred

Technical skills:

  • 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

Other Qualifications:

  • 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