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Internal Audit Manager

Commerce, CA
January 4, 2019

At 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC, we are recruiting talented individuals for the position of Internal Audit Manager.
99 Cents Only Stores is a unique extreme value retailer of primarily name brand consumables and general merchandise. We provide an exciting primary shopping destination for value-conscious consumers, and a fun treasure-hunt shopping experience for individuals and families in our communities! Our corporate associates support our stores in delivering an exemplary experience to customers with a fun, friendly and energetic approach, resourceful problem-solving, and innovating ideas that bring great products at great value to families throughout the communities we serve. We offer competitive medical, dental and vision plans, an outstanding 401K plan, and fantastic career opportunities! If this sounds like your next career step, read on!
The Position
The Internal Audit Manager’s primary responsibilities are to plan for and execute on financial and operational audits, and to support special projects. This position reports to the Director of Internal Audit.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under limited supervision and guidance from supervisor, the Manager is primarily responsible for the execution of financial and operational audits in accordance with the annual Internal Audit plan.
  • Documents and evaluates the adequacy of internal controls and processes thru execution of audit procedures.
  • Perform detailed review of senior auditors’ (or consultants’) work papers, as directed, to ensure adequacy of audit documentation and evidence obtained to support conclusions.    
  • Attentive to detail in the preparation and review of audit documentation to minimize the need for detailed review by Director.
  • Supervises and monitors progress of work performed by internal audit seniors and consultants, as directed.
  • Perform inventory counts and make site visits to distribution centers, warehouses and store locations to execute on planned and ad-hoc projects, as well as to strengthen the department’s influence and presence.
  • Assist in the planning, supervision, and administration of audits from small and routine to complex in nature.
  • Reviews the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Prepares comments for inclusion in written reports detailing audit findings, recommendations and responses.
  • Assist the Director in preparing executive-level written audit reports.
  • Assist the Director in the annual risk assessment process.
  • Assist the Director in performing activities related to COSO 2013 compliance.
  • Recommends revisions and/or expansions of audit program and scope of work as necessary to ensure adequate coverage of audit areas.
  • Provides functional and technical guidance to other IA team members by developing skills to identify business risks and audit approach.
  • Keeps abreast of accounting principles and auditing standards and evaluates their impact on the organization.
  • Maintains familiarity with company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates initiative, dedication, reliability and drive for assignments.
  • Conduct periodic training workshops across disciplines to promote awareness of internal controls and to discuss changes in policies that will impact the system flow of information
  • Collaborate and strengthen relationship with other groups inside and outside the organization (Finance and Operations personnel, and external auditors).
  • Gain an understanding of IT general and application controls and their related audit requirements.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of PC-based business applications.
  • Functions in a highly professional and confidential manner, maintaining independence and objectivity from the areas audited, in compliance with internal auditing standards and ethics as depicted in the Internal Audit Charter.
  • Comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics policy.
  • Be mindful of the departmental financial budget.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Skills and Requirements
Certification(s) Required:  CPA or CIA
Certification(s) Preferred:  CISA, CFA, or MBA
General Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual who strives for a high level of performance.
  • Organized and structured.
  • Strong project manager who can manage priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong content (technical) manager who can identify business and financial risks.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and auditing standards. 
  • Presents various alternatives to solving issues as they arise.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • High level of integrity and work ethics to work independently under limited review.
  • Treats confidential information carefully and appropriately.
  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment and in multi-tasking.
  • Very good decision-making skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certifications: CPA and/or CIA.
  • Minimum of 5 to 6 years of related external and (or) internal audit experience.
  • Three or more years of supervisory role with one or more direct reports.

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CISA, CFA, and/or MBA.
  • One or more years of retail industry experience.
  • Proficiency with SAP, Oracle, Great Plains, or Major Finance ERP

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