• Senior Auditor

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary

    ACCO Brands Corporation ("ACCO"), one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2.0 billion, is seeking a Senior Auditor within our global Audit Services Team based in Lake Zurich, IL. This individual will work independently or within teams on operational audits (e.g. manufacturing, distribution center, order to cash, purchase to pay, payroll and financial audits) and compliance activities (SOX).  


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Lead operational audit engagements, which include planning executing, directing, and completing audits timely
    • Proactively interact with key business unit management to gather information, review processes for efficiency and effectiveness, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements
    • Acquire a working knowledge of ACCO’s business including a solid understanding of the  manufacturing process, the distribution process and the commercial sales and marketing process and related product lines
    • Supervise, train and mentor associates, trainees and interns on the audit process
    • Research and analyze financial statement and operational audit related issues
    • Develop  an understanding of the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework (“IPPF”)
    • Employ a thorough understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques
    • Complete management testing of ACCO’s internal controls in support of Sarbanes Oxley compliance
    • Perform other job related duties as necessary
    • 25% - 35%  travel, including international and domestic locations

    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
    • Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, German or Polish is highly desirable, but not mandatory
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including Excel.  Hands on Data Mining experience with either ACL or IDEA also highly desirable
    • 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
    • Strong organizational skill and attention to detail


    Education and Licenses:

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


    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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