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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Internal Auditor will assist Internal Audit management in completion of the annual Internal Audit plan, which includes compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).  The auditor will perform and document testing of various in-scope SOX cycles, guide management in the preparation, maintenance, and update of SOX documentation, prepare summary/exception reports for management and the Audit Committee, and oversee the remediation and retesting of identified control weaknesses.  The Internal Auditor will assist in the execution of business process audits, robotics initiatives, consulting/advisory projects, cost recovery efforts, and continuous risk assessment process.  This includes identifying company risks, recommending control improvement opportunities, eliminating process inefficiencies, and driving the formulation of viable real world solutions for issues identified.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with preparation, maintenance and updating of SOX process documentation to support the overall implementation of the AEO SOX compliance process
  • Ensure that internal control documents, including process narratives and risk and control matrices for all processes, are compliant with SOX requirements
  • Perform walkthroughs of in-scope SOX processes
  • Execute testing of financial and ITGC key controls to ensure that controls are performed as documented and address relevant risks
  • Perform testing to support various operational, compliance, financial, regulatory, and cost recovery audits in accordance with the departmental audit plan.  Comply with the department’s audit standards and with the IIA standards
  • Identify and communicate internal control opportunities, efficiency recommendations, profit improvement ideas, and value-added recommendations
  • Manage the follow-up activities for issues identified during each audit engagement
  • Jointly contribute to formulating the annual audit plan and reports for the Audit Committee
  • Assist in identification of process inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
  • Contribute to formulating the annual audit plan and reports for the Audit Committee
  • Create and maintain good communication lines and partnerships with other areas of the Company
  • Represent the Internal Audit department’s views/assessments while working with other departments and manage the external resources to do the same
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business management or a related field required
  • At least 1 of the following certifications preferred:  CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE
  • 2+ years of auditing or complimentary business experience required, preferably with a focus on SOX documentation, testing, and summary/exception reporting to management
  • Operational experience (i.e. Distribution Center, Store Operations, etc.) a plus
  • General knowledge of IT concepts and control frameworks
  • Experience performing operational audits
  • Strong understanding of accounting and operational controls, company operations, and the IIA standards
  • General knowledge of retail and digital commerce
  • 15-25% travel is required, including international travel (travel may increase as company global expansion increases)
  • An understanding of ACL and Tableau audit tools is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion) & planning skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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