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Director of Internal Audit

Location: Florida
Experience: Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)
Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale

Bayside Search Group is currently working with a Major Retail organization that is based on Florida’s Gulf Coast that is looking for a Director of Internal Audit.


This position will be responsible for assessing risk, developing an audit strategy, designing audit plans, and performing audits to ensure that the company complies with regulations and policies while evaluating and improving internal controls.


This role will report directly to the Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee, as well as the CFO, and work closely with a wide range of internal and external partners, including associates and the external auditors.



  • Evaluate risks to the business and develop an audit strategy, including the areas to be audited, timing, and the specific audit plans for each area.
  • Develop,execute, evaluate, and report audit results.
  • Partner with management to proactivelyidentify emerging trends and best practices around internal controls and risk management, constantly considering ways to improve company efficiency and profitability.
  • Institute technical solutions to better identify risks, exceptions, and opportunities for better control and reporting.
  • Manage a small team of auditors to efficiently execute audit plans.  Use a flexible approach to address emerging issues timely. 
  • Work with the external audit firm and execute procedures under their guidance as part of the annual audits of the Company’s financial statements and 401(k) plan.
  • Audit Committee: Communicate with committee chair, prepareand deliver presentations, and manage IA scope, mission, and charter. 



  • Experience working in a Retail Finance organization
  • A proactiveattitude and strong organizational, technical, project and stakeholder management skills
  • Technical audit skills and experience, including fraud and IT. Retail experience and IA certifications (Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified IS Auditor) a plus.
  • Good communication skills (oral andwritten) – and able to communicate complex topics across all levels (from entry level associates to the Chairman of the Board).
  • Experience with Arbutus audit software and Oracle Cloud Financials a plus.
  • Workingknowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3943
Recruiter: Heather Werd
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