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Senior Auditor

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, 01702, Massachusetts
Date posted: 03/06/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1006760
Job Responsibilities:
  • Participate in audits of complex, judgmental and specialized areas.  Lead audits of less complex areas.  Adequately plan, scope, facilitate risk assessment workshops, develop audit programs, analyze audit evidence, identify audit issues, and propose solutions to be discussed with senior management to initiate change and improve the effectiveness of the control environment or business process.
  • Prepare comprehensive working papers that are consistent with generally accepted auditing standards, accounting principles, and internal departmental standards.
  • Participate in all activities within assigned projects, including communicating with client management, establishing project milestones, monitoring fieldwork progress, providing updates to audit management, and proposing modifications to current procedures to improve audit effectiveness and efficiency for the department.  Direct these activities on less complex projects. 
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to engagement team members, client management, and senior management.  Draft clear and concise audit reports identifying key risks and value-added recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the internal control environment. 
  • Develop and maintain ongoing working relationships and facilitate risk assessment meetings with client management.  Assist in the identification and analysis of risks and provides input into the annual audit plan.  Serve as a business advisor by providing client management with advice related to business issues on special projects.
  • Contribute to our positive, team-oriented culture by maintaining cooperative relationships, facilitating the resolution of conflicts, sharing information, and accepting and providing constructive feedback.

Experience, Skills and Education:

  • Ideal candidate will have 2 to 4 years of prior business experience, preferably inclusive of public accounting, internal audit, and/or multidimensional corporate experience.
  • BA or BS in Business required. MBA or MS a plus.  Professional certifications preferred (e.g., CPA).
  • Good understanding of the professional standards governing the audit process, and financial and operational auditing and accounting principles.  Well developed technical skills are required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of management.  Energetic, passionate, self-motivated, results-oriented professional.  Ability to think strategically, multi-task, and work effectively and efficiently with minimum direction in a team environment.
  • Fully developed written and verbal communication skills are required.

Additional Information

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.