Aaron's Inc Manager, Corporate Audit in Atlanta, Georgia

Aaron’s has a long legacy as an industry leader with continued growth. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 2,000 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally, and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment to do what’s right; treating every individual with respect, compassion and integrity. We are highly invested in the communities we serve through our community outreach programs, donating time, products and services locally and nationally.

As a potential Aaron’s Associate, you will share our purpose and passion for making a real difference in the lives of others and the rewards that come from creating strong personal connections for life. You’ll be a contributing team member in an environment that embraces challenge and has a strong drive to achieve. We like to set the bar high, roll up our sleeves and work together to out-perform the competition. You’ll have an opportunity to work in an environment which prides itself on recognizing and rewarding top performers.

Interested in becoming a Manager, Corporate Audit? As a Manager, Corporate Audit you will work closely with audit leadership to develop and execute an annual risk-based Audit Plan to evaluate the effectiveness of Aaron's risk management, control and governance processes. The Audit Manager will consider opportunities to improve processes and create value for the organization. Audit activities will include leading financial, operational and compliance assurance engagements, SOX control design and operating effectiveness assessments and consulting engagements. In this role, the Audit Manager is expected to foster collaborative relationships with business partners, demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop value-added recommendations. The Audit Manager will manage and develop audit resources, as well as ensure audit engagements comply with departmental and internal audit professional standards.

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Job Duties:

  • Lead discussions and consult with audit leaders to assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of the annual risk assessment and related annual risk-based Audit Plan

  • Coordinate and manage audit team resources to achieve effective and efficient utilization

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key business partners

  • Direct tests of design and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s SOX assessment; includes the detail review of all walkthroughs and control testing, evaluation of control deficiencies and coordination with the Company’s external auditor

  • Manage assurance or consulting engagements from planning through execution and reporting; may serve as individual contributor or Auditor in Charge (AIC) for engagements with high complexity or audit risk

  • Participate in the scoping, risk assessment and planning of audit engagements

  • Collaborate with IT auditors to develop an integrated audit approach, as appropriate

  • Execute, lead and maintain accountability for the delivery of high quality audit deliverables in accordance with established budgets and timelines; ensure audit deliverable is accurate, complete and supports audit engagement objectives by addressing key risks and controls

  • Evaluate audit results and ensure the quality of audit activities is met in adherence to the professional standards of internal auditors and departmental standards

  • Support continuous improvement activities related to overall internal audit approaches, tools and methodologies, including the use of data analysis tools and techniques to evaluate risk and execute substantive analytical procedures

  • Provide business partners timely engagement status communications and proactively escalate audit issues for timely resolution

  • Evaluate root cause factors for audit testing exceptions and recommend solutions to mitigate risk and strengthen processes and controls; provide meaningful insights that demonstrate an understanding of our business

  • Draft formal written reports and present audit results to management, including recommendations

  • Prepare quarterly Audit Committee communications, including timely follow-up with management on open audit recommendations

  • Develop and coach staff and senior auditors by identifying and communicating meaningful feedback throughout the audit process

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance or business

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of internal or external auditing experience

  • 3-5 years of experience with a Big 4 or similar firm is preferred

  • Experience supervising and reviewing work for audit team members

  • Professional accounting or auditing designation (e.g., CPA, CIA) required

  • Project management skills

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of data analytics and related tools (e.g., ACL, IDEA)

  • Working knowledge of audit management and process flow software (e.g., Workiva, Visio, ACL)

  • Availability to travel on a limited basis (up to approximately 20%)

  • Professional ethics – Adheres to Aaron’s key policies, practices and procedures; applies ethical principles and values to the activities being audited

  • Internal audit management – Strives for quality and excellence and encourages others to do the same

  • International Professional Practices Framework – Maintains current knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the authoritative guidance issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors; develops deep understanding of Aaron’s audit methodology, policies and procedures, which are based on the IPPF

  • Governance, risk and control – Applies a thorough understanding of governance, risk and control appropriate to the organization (including knowledge of general accounting, business processes, internal controls, risk assessment and/or other related general/application controls)

  • Business acumen – Maintains knowledge, insight and understanding of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; able to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations

  • Communication – Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; effectively transmits, receives and accurately interprets ideas, information and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors; describes or explains complex processes and issues in a concise manner

  • Persuasion and collaboration – Nurtures and builds effective partnerships with audit engagement clients to achieve results; team player, comfortable working on multiple teams/projects simultaneously and independently, as needed

  • Critical thinking – Understands the issues related to the decision-making process; able to analyze situations fully and accurately and reach productive decisions

  • Internal audit delivery – Demonstrates efficiency and persistence, managing own time and ensuring engagement deadlines and objectives are met; follows up with management to ensure that management actions have been effectively implemented or that senior management has accepted the risk of not taking action; understands the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; processes information with high levels of accuracy

  • Improvement and innovation – Champions change, continuous improvement and innovation and supports others in the pursuit of these

At Aaron’s, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays

  • Ongoing training and development

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan

  • Life insurance

  • Disability benefits

  • Employee Purchase Discounts

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer