Internal Audit Manager

Position Description

Job Summary

• Exposure to Senior Executives • Sophisticated Data Analytic Tools • Only 25% travel requirement • Structured and efficient digital work plan templates and report formats • World class headquarters environment • Diverse career advancement options for a future beyond audit • Well established global online Internal Control guide by functional area shared with all employees, including mobile apps • Highly professional, personable & knowledgeable team members •

If those highlights interest you, and your qualifications include either internal audit, public auditing or strong operational accounting business control experience, we would like to speak with you about a career with Saint-Gobain in North America’s Internal Audit group. Our global company is consistently voted as a top 100 most innovative company in the world and voted once again in the Top Employer ratings.  We value diversity in all forms, high ethics, innovative thinking and a work place that is respectful and inclusive.

Our Internal Audit department at Saint-Gobain has been on the forefront of deploying data analytics to support robust process understandings in an effort to efficiently deploy risk-based audit strategies.  Such an approach leads to more meaningful audit observations and business process improvements.

This dynamic audit experience has been designed to be a “launching pad” for career growth and promotion opportunities within Saint-Gobain!

Our Internal Audit department seeks to employ high-potential people with the intent of gaining exposure to all of the Saint-Gobain businesses and disciplines (e.g. accounting/finance, purchasing, production, inventory management, human resources, supply chain, etc.) operating in North America.  With this unique broad based experience, the objective will be to move from Internal Audit into a business, finance or accounting position after a few short years.



Audit Planning:

  • Collection of the preliminary and necessary information for a strong preparation of the audit assignment

  • Assist in planning decisions such as allocation of resources, work assignments, audit scoping, etc.

  • Ability to act as lead contact with entity management 

Audit Field Work:

  • 25% Travel (Audit cycles are 4 weeks in duration, with 1 week requiring travel to the signed plant location. Domestic travel within the US)

  • Diagnose process compliance using the aid of advanced data analytics tools and Blackline

  • Analyze the strengths, weaknesses and level of risk management of the audited organization;

  • Assess the compliance of processes to established rules and regulations

  • Accumulate, organize, and conclude on all audit evidence obtained. Provide recommendations to business unit management of the audited entity to enable them to improve the level of management and internal controls of their operations and initiate changes (if necessary)

  • Assist in creating slides for the opening/closing meetings with audited entity executives

Audit Report:

  • Prepare and present findings and recommendations in a closing meeting presentation with key executives 

  • Deliver objective evaluation of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Particular attention will be given to the drafting of the audit report, both in the content (proven facts, synthesis) and in the form (presentation)

  • Identify root cause and actions needed to satisfy each audit recommendation and finding

  • Follow up periodically in regards to the implementation progress of the commitments taken by the audited entity until final completion of delivered audit recommendations

  • Assist with review audit report, make necessary edits, and prepare a draft for review by the audit manager and VP of Audit

  • Assist on correspondence with entity management on acceptance and issuance of the final audit report

  • Prepare both internal and external presentations on various topics ranging from audit results to department initiatives

  • Participate in the annual audit planning process to support the audit manager and VP of Audit

  • Assist the audit manager and VP of Internal Audit with various projects and tasks as needed

Educating the Businesses:

  • Conduct educational sessions on business compliance guidelines and risks for key business executives to help them successfully uphold policy

  • Share Best Practice operational processes, templates and ideas with the businesses through internal social networks and IA&BC website

    Saint-Gobain is present in 68 countries with more than 180,000 employees. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.



Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree (Accounting is strongly preferred)
  • Minimum of 7+ years  Internal or External audit experience (Manufacturing or Supply Chain exposure a plus)
  • Experience managing a team
  • CPA, CIA, CMA and/or MBA a plus
  • Ability to travel 25% (1 week a month)
  • Willingness to expand career into other internal functional opportunities  outside of Internal Audit within 3-4 years.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration. Focusing on the intersection of people, innovation and purpose, Saint-Gobain helps to address the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow – offering employees the opportunity to invent themselves and reshape the world.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Internal Audit Manager

Location: Malvern

Posting Date: 06/29/2020

Job Code: 579131

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