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Lead Auditor in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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    Portage, MI
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Job Description

The Lead Auditor is responsible for assisting the IA Manager with the effective planning and execution of operational and financial audits as well as special projects and/or Stryker sponsored initiatives. In this capacity, the Lead Auditor will be expected to independently assess risks, develop audit work programs, and conduct and document procedures in accordance with professional standards. The Lead Auditor will provide supervision and coaching to audit staff assigned to the engagement. In addition, the Lead will be expected to demonstrate and apply technical competency with respect to US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, COSO framework of internal controls and the IIA Professional Auditing Standards. This position provides visibility to Stryker operations, regular interaction with personnel from various disciplines/functional areas, and exposure to division and corporate management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Function as in-charge auditor, providing high quality, professional execution of IA engagements from beginning to end
  • Work with Manager and engagement team to drive completion of all project planning, execution, and reporting activities
  • Track/monitor engagement budgets for time and expenses and proactively communicate changes to management
  • Clearly communicate to auditees regarding audit approach, project status, findings and recommendations to ensure efficiency and strong business partnership
  • Ensure audit procedures are performed and documented in accordance with professional audit standards and Stryker policies
  • Utilize analytical tools and techniques to increase testing coverage and ensure high quality audit results
  • Track and monitor implementation of management's action plans
  • Demonstrate networking skills and the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at various and increasing levels of staff and management within the company
  • Supervise and provide appropriate direction and coaching to staff and senior team members regarding accounting matters, auditing methodology and evaluation of risks/controls
  • Conduct audit interviews of Company personnel and senior management, together with project manager, and demonstrate ability to understand complex business processes
  • Represent the department in a way that promotes a positive image of Internal Audit at Stryker

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA/relevant certification preferred
  • 4+ years of accounting, audit or other relevant industry experience
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to quickly understand and assess complex business processes and identify accounting/compliance issues
  • Strong project/time management skills
  • Highly proficient in computer skills including proficiency with Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and flow charting/process mapping applications
  • Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and professionalism
  • Highly motivated, self-starter that leads by example
  • Thrives in a team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Strong ability to build relationships and promote customer-focused solutions
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse teams and perform work in multiple locations
  • Expresses a "can do" attitude and is comfortable driving process improvements and change

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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