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Senior Internal Auditor

Company: balchem
Location: New Hampton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publicly traded global specialty chemicals company with $500 million plus in revenue and north of $2.5 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past five years. The Company was founded in 1967 and is based in New Hampton, NY (Hudson Valley area). Balchem develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products and employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing the company into chosen market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com.
Overview:
The Senior Internal Auditor assists and supports the Director of Internal Audit, Board of Directors and senior management in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's internal control, risk management and governance processes. Further, the Senior Internal Auditor will assist and lead project reviews of financial, operational, and compliance risks and controls across our business units, from planning through supporting final report issuance. This individual will lead and support the identification, testing, analysis and documentation of deficiencies discovered while conducting operational and SOX compliance audits, as well as propose recommendations to correct any deficiencies noted, while obtaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of the company's business and related needs in order to support the growth of the business.
Excellent leadership and communication abilities, attention to detail, and strong business acumen are keys to success in this challenging position.
Responsibilities

Conduct independent and objective assessments of internal controls, financial results, business processes, compliance requirements, etc.
Assist in the development of the annual internal audit plan using a risk-based approach
Plan, organize, supervise and conduct financial, operational, and / or compliance audits based on annual internal audit plan and/or as requested by management or Audit Committee
Conduct and document process walkthroughs to evaluate design and effectiveness of internal controls
Support development of presentations to discuss internal audit and SOX compliance audit results with management
Document request listings, testing strategies, and other pre-audit planning activities aimed at ensuring an efficient and effective audit
Draft audit reports and conduct follow-up audits, as needed to appraise the adequacy of corrective actions
Ensure audit working papers are appropriately documented in accordance with department standards, review comments are addressed, and working papers are organized and stored as part of completing the audit engagement
Partner with Director of Internal Audit and management to develop corrective action plans in response to all Internal Audit observations and subsequent follow-ups to ensure closure
Supervise and/or work with Internal Audit team members, outside service providers and external auditors, as needed
Develop effective relationships with management and promote internal audit awareness throughout organization
Interact regularly, educate and advise process owners on internal control requirements
Support audit department continuous improvement including revising existing programs and questionnaires. Help define departmental methodologies and deliverables in accordance with professional standards.
Work with Director of Internal Audit to identify current and emerging risks facing the organization
Participate in due diligence and integration activities related to business acquisitions, as needed
Special projects as requested by management
Keep up-to-date on current activities, accounting pronouncements and audit information significant to the profession and industry

Competencies:

Build solid working relationships and partner closely with process owners
Strong business sense, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position
Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to lead meetings
Ability to work independently and in a team environment with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Strong problem solving skills
Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results
Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances
High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within strict timelines
Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline; Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline a plus
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are a plus
Understanding of internal control concepts and frameworks (COSO, COBIT) and prior experience testing key controls
Experience with and knowledge of auditing processes and methodologies, including flowcharting
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience, including a mix of experience from auditing, accounting and/or internal control roles; Big 4 public accounting background and experience a plus
Experience in a manufacturing based environment is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Ability to meet daily deadlines and perform tasks in a timely manner
Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills, able to work independently and as part of a team
Effective oral and written communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Confidentiality and Integrity - must be able to represent and model integrity within the organization
Must possess and maintain the highest degree of security and confidentiality of information
Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations. Prior use of advanced data analysis techniques (ACL, IDEA, Access, advanced Excel) is a plus
Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting is a plus
Experience working with accounting and financial software
Flexibility to travel internationally and domestically as needed

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Keywords: balchem, Paterson , Senior Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , New Hampton, New Jersey

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