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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Internal Auditor will assist Internal Audit management in documenting overall compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act at American Eagle Outfitters. 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 majority of this role focuses on SOX testing and compliance (approx. 50-70%), but the Staff Auditor will also be asked to assist in periodic internal audit reviews, consulting/advisory projects, and cost recovery efforts.
 

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 for ultimate reliance by AEO's external audit team
  • Execute testing of key controls to ensure that controls are performed as documented and address the relevant risks
  • Participate in the performance of Internal Control over Financial reporting (ICFR) scoping activities for SOX compliance
  • Participate in and support review of new processes and systems initiatives relevant to ICFR
  • Assist in identification of process inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement
  • 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
  • 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
  • Identify cost recovery opportunities and perform efforts in recouping lost funds, where applicable
  • 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 needed)
  • 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

AEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. AEO prohibits discrimination against associates and applicants for employment because of the individual's race or color, religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or partnership status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all AEO activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge. AEO also provides reasonable accommodation of religion and disability in accordance with applicable law.

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