Director, Internal Audit (St. Petersburg, FL)

Director, Internal Audit (St. Petersburg, FL)

The Director of Internal Audit will play a key role in the development of the Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Enterprise Risk Management functions. In this capacity, the role will ensure the appropriate policies, controls, and governance processes are designed and operating effectively, influence the effort to instill a “risk mindset” into the DNA of the business. Additionally, they will play a central part in executing the annual Internal Audit Plan, report on the results of internal audits, manage Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and contribute to the design of the Enterprise Risk Management Program. This role will report to the Vice President of Internal Audit.


Audit & Risk 
  • Supports the build-out of the strategic plan and operational focus for the Internal Audit function, aligning with the Company’s strategic priorities and agreed upon areas of focus
  • Coordinates and oversees the performance of testing procedures to support Leadership’s assessment of ICFR in accordance with the COSO Framework and Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Plays a key role in the development of the Annual Audit Plan; supports the development, management, and end-to-end execution of Sarbanes-Oxley, Financial, Operational, and IT Audit Plans.
  • Reviews results of audits, identifies audit themes across the organization, and facilitates appropriate corrective action.
  • Drafts and finalizes audit reports; communicate audit findings and develop recommendations.
  • Supports the development of the company’s Enterprise Risk Management program to maximize value for the business.
  • Leads the departmental vision towards the utilization of technology and data analytics
  • Maintains knowledge of current accounting pronouncements, auditing practices, and regulations that may impact the business.
Stakeholder Management
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment on key initiatives.
  • Partners with business leaders to strengthen governance, risk, and control environments by anticipating issues, providing advice, and sharing Internal Audit knowledge and best practices
  • Serves as point of contact for audit business partners and stakeholders.



  • ·Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation required
  • 8+ years progressive experience in relevant functional areas such as Audit, Accounting, and Enterprise Risk Management with a highly desirable mix of experience from public accounting and publicly traded corporations
  • Knowledge of technical audit principles, standards, and capabilities with on-the-ground experience of driving improvements in business operations.
  • Solid working knowledge of internal controls, audit processes, and risk management principles
  • SOX Management Software (AuditBoard) & Data Analytics experience is highly desirable.


  • Driving Results – Motivate individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountabilities, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant feedback.
  • Fact–Based Management – View the organization as an open system, synthesize information from diverse sources, come to conclusions, and make decisions that are rational and based on sound evidence.
  • Coaching and Developing Others – Provide quality time and planned commitment to direct reports and provide processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths and limitations in relation to a range of high-quality and relevant competencies.
  • Leadership Communication – Generate a shared commitment to the organization, building morale, and encouraging ownership of mission, goals, and values.
  • Process Management – Take a systematic approach in contributing to making the company’s workflow more effective, efficient, and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.
  •  Organizational Savvy –Gather and accurately assess information related to the organization’s formal and informal communication channels and power relationships.
  • Delegating – Display strong awareness of when, how, and to whom to delegate and will clearly communicate objectives, tasks, long-term benefits, and expectations for outcomes to empower others to take greater responsibility.
  • Team Building – Enable and encourage group members to work together to complete tasks and accomplish goals that individual members could not accomplish alone.
  • Decisiveness – Taking calculated risks by making decisions and taking action, even in the absence of all information

Accepting Applications in the following states:  Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas

**Along with a competitive compensation package, the company offers excellent benefits; including Medical, Dental, Vision 401(k) plan including Roth IRA, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a flexible spending account (FSA) and paid parental leave and more.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.