IT Internal Audit Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 9/30/2020

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the IT Internal Audit Manager supports and enables the overall direction, policies and procedures of the internal audit function. The IT Internal Audit Manager leads and develops a team of professionals to deliver independent, objective assurance and consulting activities that add value and help the Company accomplish its objectives through improvement in its risk management, control, governance, and operational processes. As a trusted and collaborative business partner, the IT Internal Audit Manager builds and sustains productive and mutually respected working relationships with management and professional staff of the Company as well as with the external audit team, providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. The IT Internal Audit Manager also serves as an advocate for exceptional risk management, control, and corporate governance and drives continuously increasing awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the importance and adoption of these concepts throughout the Company.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Audit Management

  • Lead and manage the planning, execution, reporting and follow-up activities of internal audits, assigned projects, and duties that support the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (collectively referred to hereafter as “audits”), primarily within IT functional areas and in regular collaboration with the Internal Audit Manager.
  • Lead the planning for audits, including proposing audit objectives, scope, specific risk assessment, and detailed audit work plan(s) to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in addressing key risks associated with the respective auditable entity or entities.
  • Ensure that appropriate communication has been made in advance between the internal audit and management regarding the timing and logistics of each audit and project.
  • Allocate internal audit resources among audits and projects, and review project-level time budgets, ensuring efficient and effective allocation of department resources.
  • Ensure audits are completed in an efficient manner and within established deadlines.  Anticipate problems and obstacles to the timely and efficient completion of audits and audit work, and keep the Chief Internal Auditor generally informed of the status of audits and audit work.  Formulate solutions to anticipated and incurred problems and obstacles impeding the timely and efficient completion of audits, projects, and workstreams.
  • Lead the development of specific audit risk assessments and detailed audit work plans to ensure proper identification of key risks and efficient and effective audit procedures are developed to address such risks for maximum value-add to the Company.  Lead development of audit procedures to obtain sufficient competent evidence to identify value-added cost-beneficial recommendations.
  • Through an in-depth understanding and/or awareness of applicable Company policies, procedures, systems, and state and federal regulations, manage, plan, supervise, perform, delegate and review audit work to ensure the assessment of the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of internal controls supporting system, as well as operational and financial processes, functions and procedures is adequate and, along with conclusions, is sufficiently completed, supported, and documented in accordance with departmental and professional standards, including but not limited to IIA and COBIT Standards, as well as the COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework.  Ensure proper utilization of appropriate records, files, manuals, data processing reports, interviews, and personal observations in the performance of such audit activities.
  • Perform audit work as needed, particularly in highly complex areas and where department resources or expertise may otherwise be insufficient.
  • Ensure issues and exceptions are fully identified and properly defined, and recommendations are adequately formulated to address root causes in a value-added and cost/beneficial manner.
  • Ensure issues and recommendations are adequately and effectively communicated to management on a proactive basis during the course of each audit, particularly to verify the accuracy of findings and secure preliminary commitment to recommended actions.  Work effectively with management to ensure responses to issues are adequate, complete, and actionable with appropriate ownership and timetables.
  • Lead or manage opening and closing meetings for audits.
  • Manage the drafting of clear and concise audit reports including executive summaries, conclusions, issues, and recommendations.
  • Manage, delegate, and supervise efforts to follow-up on open audit issues and update the status of such issues on a timely basis.  Ensure adequate and proactive communication with management to maintain the status of open issues and execute corroboration activities on a timely basis. Monitor the progress of management’s activities to determine if open issues receive proper attention, and communicate and elevate concerns on a timely basis.  Provide regular updates to the Chief Internal Auditor on the status of open issues and corroboration activities, and coordinate efforts to handling concerns over management’s attention to open issues. 
  • Manage the risk assessment and periodic audit planning process that defines the internal audit priorities and resources consistent with the Company’s strategies, objectives, and risks.  Monitor changes in business processes, information systems, management and operations, and update risk assessment of the audit universe as appropriate.
  • Provide support to the Chief Internal Auditor for reporting to senior management and the Audit Committee.
  • Serve as a liaison with external auditors, coordinating internal audit activities, providing summaries of internal audit work completed, and ensuring complete and timely communication of risks and issues.

Performance Improvement Management

  • Continually evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit department, and identify areas of improvement.

Team Management

  • In collaboration with the Chief Internal Auditor, lead and allocate resources to complete department initiatives.
  • Provide and ensure direct and specific leadership, coaching, guidance, and supervision of the department staff and externally engaged audit professionals as appropriate for each professional and the work being performed.
  • Manage and participate in recruiting, training, and evaluation activities to maintain a high-quality audit staff.

Direct Report Position Title(s)

  • Principal IT Auditor
  • Senior IT Auditor



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (IT, Accounting, Finance, Operations, IT, Engineering)
  • Certifications: CISA, CPA, CIA, or CMA
  • Experience: 5 years of experience including an appropriate combination of public accounting, internal audit, and/or IT or accounting roles


  • Education: Graduate Degree (IT, Business, Accounting, Finance, Law)
  • Experience: The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Enterprise Risk Management framework knowledge; ISACA Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) framework knowledge

Candidate Skills and Competencies


  • Professional Accounting Standards, Requirements, and Procedures Understanding and Compliance
    • Demonstrate a general understanding of professional accounting standards, requirements, and procedures related to the business (e.g. IFRS, SEC).
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance
    • Evaluate, drive, and provide consultation for updates to the organization's policies.
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert with respect to the organization's policies.
    • Anticipate potential risks or issues related to the organization's objectives and policies, and develop risk mitigation plans to accompany such issues. 
    • Advocate compliance with organizational regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Conduct risk assessments to identify barriers and opportunities related to the organization's current objectives, and internal compliance policies and procedures.
  • Internal Control
    • Serve as the subject-matter expert on internal control systems within the organization and assess if the organization meets or exceeds operational, financial, and internal control compliance objectives.
    • Partner with business leaders to set the policies and procedures for internal control, with the goal of achieving policy alignment with organizational objectives.
    • Design, implement, and oversee evaluations of the organization's internal control systems.
    • Set, maintain, and update fraud or error detection frameworks and protocol. 
    • Devise the organization's internal auditing plan in terms of human resource allocation, time, and tools required.
    • Perform or direct the internal audit work, as indicated in the audit work plan.
    • Create and maintain strong relations with the external auditing organization.
    • Interpret internal and external audit reports, drawing implications and next steps for the organization based on the data.
  • Data Analysis
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of metrics and data.
    • Identify appropriate metrics to assess initiatives and processes.
    • Explain the rationale behind the collection and use of metrics.
    • Leverage existing tools to meet organizational needs.
    • Draw insightful conclusions, identify trends, and recognize patterns through data analysis and collection.
    • Connect insights generated from multiple data points to provide insightful recommendations.


Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to office conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • Travel Required: Some travel (10% to 15%) – related to internal audit assignments in the U.S. and Canada. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R12015