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Senior Internal Auditor in Philadelphia, PA at Sonepar USA

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

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Senior Internal Auditor

Sonepar USA is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B2B distribution of electrical products and related services. We are a member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In the USA, we are represented by 15 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors with over 700 locations and coverage in all 50 states.

Position Summary:

To identify and assess major risks for Sonepar USA operations; to recommend solutions to prevent and reduce those risks as well as to improve reliability of financial and management reporting.  Our Internal Audit team works with various departments.


  • Planning and Resources
    • Participate in conducting the annual risk assessment
    • Assist the Director in various planning, resource, and administrative activities, including: audit scheduling, audit team development, budget preparation, analysis of audit hours, and monthly reporting requirements
    • Participates actively in the design and execution of audit work programs
  • Performing Audits
    • Lead internal audits, based on the annual audit plan, in all areas of the organization
    • Plan audit engagements
    • Participates in fraud investigations and understands the confidentiality and severity of such matters
    • Gather, analyze, evaluate, and record sufficient information to achieve the audit objectives
    • Communicate audit results to the Director; these results include conclusions, main findings, recommendations, and action plans
    • Create the audit reports based on research and findings from interviews, documentation, and fieldwork
    • Prepare assigned audit reports and other documents from drafting through issuance
    • Perform assigned quality control reviews (QCR) of audit reports, work papers, and other documents
    • Maintain assigned projects via the Internal Audit Department’s audit tracking and follow-up system
    • Participate in the follow-up of agreed-upon improvement actions to be implemented by the management of the audited entities.


  • 5 + years of Auditing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Active CPA license
  • Active CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or other accredited accounting/auditing-related certification is advantageous
  • Performed audits of financial statements and internal audit experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience applying advanced and in-depth knowledge of audit procedures
  • Experience with computer assisted audit techniques and data analysis software such as ACL or IDEA (IDEA is preferred)
  • Demonstrates superior analytical ability and strong customer-service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to varying and changing business environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrated skill for presenting new and complex ideas to executive, management, and staff levels
  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to do at least 50 percent overnight travel annually, including some weekends and holidays (50% equates to 117 days or 24 weeks out of town.)
  • Position is based in Philadelphia, PA (relocation funding is not offered)
  • Valid driver license for driving in the U.S.
  • Ability to provide for own transportation for assignments within driving distance of the Philadelphia office
  • Auditors shall be based in Philadelphia
  • Auditors should expect to travel up to 50%.  (50% equates to 117 days or 24 weeks out of town.)
  • When not out of town, auditors work at the Philadelphia office

Benefits include:

401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health, Transit, and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Employee Discounts and more.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Business Unit: Sonepar