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Senior Internal Auditor

Posted on Feb 7, 2020 by Nordson Corporation

Westlake, OH
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Summary

Nordson Corporation is seeking a talented Senior Internal Auditor to join our team. This role provides opportunities to enhance your technical auditing skills, build business relationships, and increase your business acumen through understanding of Nordsons operations. Nordsons Internal Audit activities are aligned with the strategic priorities of the Company and provide team members with exposure to a diverse set of business leaders and processes. The team brings value to the organization by engaging in projects and initiatives that help ensure critical risks are identified and addressed.

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing individual internal audit projects, as part of the total internal audit plan. In joining this talented group of professionals you will be a part a dynamic team that offers professional growth opportunities and a dedicated leadership team that will help guide your development. Ideal candidate will have a desire to rotate into a position within one of Nordsons business segments within a couple years.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

- Developing internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed.

- Performing follow-up on the status of outstanding internal audit issues.

- Assist Internal Audit management with periodic reporting to the Audit Committee, development of the annual internal audit plan, and championing internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the business.

- Direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel, including resources from the co-sourcing firm.

- Perform operational, compliance, and financial audits in accordance with Internal Auditing Standards; performs risk evaluation by surveying business function owners, computer system owners, and internal control activity owners to determine the nature of operations and adequacy of internal controls.

- Perform research by collecting and analyzing financial and operational data in order to test the adequacy of internal controls, verify compliance with operating procedures or regulatory requirements, and evaluate the effectiveness of business processes.

- Develop audit work plans needed to achieve audit scope and objectives. Identify and design audit tests.

- Review transactions, documents, records, and methods for accuracy and effectiveness of internal controls.

- Prepare working papers in accordance with Internal Audit Standards; including the use of narratives, flowcharts, sampling, or computer application tools.

- Participate in the preparation of formal, written reports.

- Perform risk assessments to assist Internal Audit management in formulating a risk based audit plan.

- Perform annual work to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX). Responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, reviewing process documentation and assisting in development and execution of testing plans to ensure key internal controls are in place and are operating effectively.

- Utilize annual SOX financial risk assessment of processes to plan and execute SOX test plans.

- All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience


- Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance required.

- CPA or CIA designation preferred.


- 2-4 years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance, and internal control areas required.

Skills and Abilities

- Ability to work with our internal audit co-sourced firm in a constructive and productive manner.

- Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

- Experience in performing multiple projects and working with varying team members.

- Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.

- Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices.

- Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.

- Ability to work with minimal supervision and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members.

- Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.

- Ability to work with our internal audit co-sourced firm in a constructive and productive manner.

- Detail-oriented, self-starter with strong organizational skills.

- Demonstrated leadership skills preferred.

- IT auditing experience preferred.

- Microsoft Office skills.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required

-Estimated 25% Domestic

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.

Reference: 25421034

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