Senior Auditor

US-IL-Lake Zurich
# Positions
ACCO Brands
External Referral Bonus
Not Eligible

Position Summary

ACCO Brands ("ACCO"), one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion, is seeking a Senior Auditor within our global Audit Services Team based in Lake Zurich, IL. This individual will work independently on operational audits (e.g. manufacturing, distribution center, order to cash, purchase to pay, payroll and financial audits), or within teams of two senior auditors usually assigned to an audit project.  


Position Responsibilities:


  • Lead operational audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing audits timely
  • Employ a thorough understanding of PCAOB and generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques
  • Supervise, train and mentor associates and interns on audit process
  • Research and analyze financial statement and operational audit related issues
  • Acquire a working knowledge of the manufacturing business units business
  • Proactively interact with key business unit management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements
  • Perform other job related duties as necessary
  • Other Information: Audit work is split evenly between SOX compliance audit work and operational audits.  COSO 2013 principles and SOX testing season occurs from September to February and operational audits are conducted from March to August

Position Qualifications


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of four (4) years recent work experience as an auditor at a public accounting firm, or internal audit department within private industry; demonstrating a progression in complexity of auditing and accounting tasks
  • Language skills such as Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, Swedish, Italian, or Chinese are highly desirable, but not mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including spreadsheet programs (i.e. Excel)


Education and Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required. Advanced degree is highly desirable, but not mandatory
  • CPA or CIA certification required

The successful Senior Auditor candidate will possess the following basic qualifications:


  • Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment
  • Professionalism, dependability, integrity and trustworthiness combined with a cooperative attitude
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to multitask and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines
  • Intermediate to advance Excel skills.  Hands on Data Mining experience with either ACL or IDEA will be a major plus
  • Strong organizational skill and attention to detail
  • 25% travel is required


Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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