Internal Auditor I

AAR Corporation Wood Dale, IL
AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.

SUMMARY:

* Plan and participate in the internal audit activities and development of AAR's internal audit function by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Plans and participates in the execution of operational and financial audits of AAR operating units and support functions.

* Assists with various corporate compliance projects, including Sarbanes-Oxley 404 assessment process and testing activities.

* Prepares documentation to support audit work performed.

* Drafts audit findings and recommendations for issues identified and discussed/validated these with business and audit management.

* Monitors and follows through on issues/problems discovered in audit process to final resolution and implementation.

* Identifies business risks to evaluate and improve the underlying business processes and internal controls, as well as ways of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

* Assists in the development of a comprehensive program of audit coverage for the assigned areas.

* Assist with special projects, investigations, and department administrative tasks as necessary.

* Up to 30% travel may be required.

* All other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

* Commitment to company values and ethics

* Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

* Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

* Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

* Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

* Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

* Analytical Thinking

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* Possesses required experience or education in Accounting.

* Conducts audits in accordance with professional audit standards.

* Has ability to focus on details and perform all required functions with accuracy.

* Applies advanced audit skills to the position.

* Possesses expert knowledge of general accounting methods, principles, and practices and the ability to apply this knowledge.

* Possesses strong decision-making and follow through abilities.

* Possesses ability to write reports and business correspondence, and to effectively present detailed information to management.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

* Excellent leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment.

* Ability to multi-task.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

* Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Accounting from a four-year college or university; or 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* CPA or equivalent preferred.

* 1 to 3 years audit experience (internal or external) with large public companies.

* Previous multi-national, manufacturing, aviation/aerospace industry experience(s) a plus.

* Proficiency with desktop Microsoft applications.

* Previous Audit skills desirable.

* Experience with Lawson, Oracle or Costpoint a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

* The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

* Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, vacation and personal/sick plan, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through the career section on www.aarcorp.com.

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