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Smithfield Senior Internal Auditor in Lisle, Illinois

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The Finance/Accounting team is seeking out driven, detail-oriented professionals to exercise GAAP principles while preserving the superior financial standing of our $15B company. These personnel examine data for accurate pricing in Customer Finance, reconcile/manage invoices as an Accounting Coordinator, or scrutinize the company’s state/federal income tax data in Corporate Tax.

The Senior Internal Auditor assists in planning and conducting internal audits of assigned organizational and functional activities to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of those activities, and of management controls over the financial reporting for these activities. Provides support in the execution of a coordinated enterprise risk assessment and audit planning processes. The Senior Internal Auditor also assists in assessing the design and operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal control and corporate governance frameworks throughout the business. Deliverables include the creation of audit plans, participating in financial, operational and compliance audits, reports on audit findings, recommendations for addressing control issues, compliance with GAAP and company policies, improving operations and reducing costs.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of the risk assessment and audit planning process to effectively understand the changes and enterprise risks associated with the Company’s strategic, operational, financial, and compliance objectives.

  • Plans and executes audit projects in accordance with department standards, ensuring identifying potential risk areas for the area under review.

  • Assists in determining that corrective actions on reported audit findings are timely and achieves the desired results.

  • Fosters a quality-oriented environment stressing continuous improvement.

  • Ensures effective and efficient cooperation with management and the external auditors.

  • Ensures adequate audit techniques are used to measure effectiveness of the Company’s operations.

  • Ensures audit workpapers support the work done, results obtained, and conclusions reached.

  • Ensures audit reports are accurate, objective, clear, concise and constructive to provide management with value added internal control and operations improvement opportunities.

  • Maintainseffective communications with Management and other members of the global Smithfield audit team.

  • Provides and maintains a collaborative relationship with the external auditors ensuring adequate audit coverage, avoiding duplication of work and making use of each other’s work to the maximum extent possible.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality initiatives as required from time to time.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and 4+ years of experience in the profession of Auditing obtained through a blend of public accounting and/or industry experience, required.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and/or an MBA, desired.

  • Public accounting or internal audit experience with emphasis in manufacturing and/or the food industry, preferred.

  • Financial auditing, operational auditing, management consulting, information systems auditing, knowledge of internal control processed, and interpersonal skills are necessary.

  • Experience auditing in SAP environment is desired as well as experience with advanced data analysis tools such as Alteryx.

  • Understanding of GAAP, IFRS and internal auditing standards.

  • Computer skills, including Excel, Word, MS Office and SAP.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

  • Experience in performing multiple projects.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Promote an ethical culture utilizing these 4 core values; integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competency.

  • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936,Smithfield Foods, Inc. (https://www.smithfieldfoods.com/) is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3409886-1&h=2666258769&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smithfieldfoods.com%2F&a=www.smithfieldfoods.com) , and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2022-23700

Job LocationsUS-IL-Lisle

Category Accounting/Finance

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Shift Corporate - Day Shift