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Investigator, Investigations & Corporate Governance - Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

About Us:
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is a leading captive automotive financial services provider within Daimler Financial Services, which operates in 40 countries as the global financial services arm of Daimler AG.  In the U.S., the corporate headquarters for the Americas Region, we operate under the brands of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial. In the Americas Region we also have business operations in Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. 

To achieve our goal of being the first-choice provider of vehicle financial products and services that support our brands, dealers and customers, we are looking for talented, diverse and inspired people with the skills, experience and innovative spirit to provide a first-class experience at every turn. We are committed to providing a great workplace environment that fosters a culture of openness, support and camaraderie. Our employee programs and benefits are reflective of our values and are designed to promote growth, balance and wellness in many aspects of your career and life. To see other programs and benefits we offer, visit our website at www.mbfscareers.com
   
Job Overview:
Primarily perform global investigations related to allegations of potential violations of company policies and/or laws for all Daimler operations in accordance with established procedures. Report investigation findings through clear, concise and detailed reports including recommendations for internal-control improvements. Interface with Corporate Security and Corporate Compliance departments. Estimated travel: 50%.

 Responsibilities:
Plan and execute investigatory procedures, including, but not limited to review and analysis of specific allegations, collecting documentary evidence to support investigatory findings, assist with interviews of witnesses and investigation targets, assist in the review of electronic documents and evidence, assist with the coordination of investigation activities with Corporate Security and Corporate Compliance groups as necessary, and determining compliance with established Daimler policies and procedures. Assist in the performance of cross-functional and process audits to include preparation of notifications, work programs, performance of assigned areas of review, and preparation of findings in support of the lead field auditor.  (70%)

Prepare clear, concise and detailed draft investigation reports providing support for investigatory findings, including, but not limited to findings outside the original scope of investigation, process findings and recommendations for internal control improvements to mitigate the risk of future improper activity. High-quality detailed reports will be written in compliance with Internal Investigation Standards. Assist in drafting of closing presentations based on findings and preparation of draft reports to detail findings.  (25%)

Identify additional services and continuous improvement activities in critical departmental processes including, reporting, customer satisfaction and staff recruitment and development.  (5%)

This position requires a minimum of 5+ years of overall work experience. Preferred experience includes: 

  • Audit - 3+ years of experience
  • Accounting - 1+ years of experience
  • Compliance - 1+ years of experience
  • Finance - 1+ years of experience
  • Legal - 1+ years of experience

Education:
A Bachelors' Degree is required for this role with a Masters' Degree preferred. Recommended majors include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Business related certifications (CPA, CFF, CIA or CFE) are preferred.

Skills:

  • Analytical skills - Ability to collect data and establish facts and identify trends and variances; Ability to integrate information from a variety of sources with varied levels of complexity; Ability to review and interpret and evaluate statistical information; Ability to formulate and test hypotheses for the purpose of forecasting outcomes. 
  • PC skills - Microsoft Office
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Project Management skills - Team Member

Additional Technical Knowledge/Skills:

  • Fortune 500 investigations experience or law enforcement experience highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of investigation standards, methods, procedures and techniques are important.
  • Interview experience is important.     

Performance Skills/Individual Competencies:

  • Ability to review and understand general business and financial documentation.
  • Ability to conduct effective interviews of witnesses and sometimes investigation targets.
  • Ability to write detailed reports of investigation.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, senior management and the general public.
  • Motivated self-starter with integrity and the ability maintain required levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to interface with Management and work well in a team environment.
  • Team player with emphasis on quality of work and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to multi-task in an efficient and organized manner (must be flexible and able to adapt to change); demonstrated attention-to-detail skills.
  • Knowledge of second language is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 50%).

For further information and consideration for the role, please contact:
Beth Remer
Beth.remer@daimler.com



Senior Internal Auditor - UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust is the largest non-governmental purchaser of health care benefits in the United States (www.uawtrust.org).  The Trust services over 702,000 UAW retirees and their dependents from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler and hold assets in excess of $57 billion. The trust spends approximately $4.0 billion annually for medical, pharmacy, dental and vision benefits on behalf its members.
The Trust is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor reporting to the Director of Internal Audit. In this role, the individual will be responsible for supporting the organizational wide audit risk assessment, executing the internal audit plan, conducting audits and internal control reviews for all Trust activities including health care operations, finance, information technology and investments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and conduct internal audits of Trust processes and departments, develop and maintain risk based internal audit programs, and report results to senior management.
  • Plan and conduct internal control reviews, including development of process flows, identification of risks and internal control procedures. Help to maintain the Trust process flow for risk and control procedure frameworks.
  • Evaluate Trust policies and procedures for completeness and compliance.
  • Manage internal audits of selected areas performed by outside audit firms. 
  • Report results of internal audits to senior management and maintain an effective working relationship with Trust staff in connection with the implementation of corrective action plans and internal control improvements. 
  • Support the Director of Audit in conducting elements of the audit risk assessment and execution of the internal audit plan.
  • Maintain the database of internal audit corrective action plans, including monitoring and reporting of status.
  • Using best in class audit analytics tools, develop and implement audit techniques and continuous monitoring programs to ensure consistent internal controls and key outsourced vendor compliance. 
  • Continuously evaluate and monitor the Trust risk and control environment.
  • Identify and provide value-added consultative recommendations to senior management on business process and control enhancements.
  • Perform special assignments/projects as requested.

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Integrity – exhibit integrity as well as trust, independence and objectivity in performing audit functions; ability to be tough and resilient while working with people in a constructive manner.
  • Partnering – execute a service oriented approach with management; know and keep current with what is going on in all aspects of the Trust’s business; provide guidance to business partners on thinking through issues.
  • Strong Communication Skills – maintain effective, on-going two way communications; thorough in documenting all test work performed in audit work papers; prepare well executed, concisely written reports containing demonstrated use of visual analytics and ability to present information.
  • Teamwork – operate in a highly collaborative professional team environment; bringing together multiple skill sets to arrive at best final product; collaboratively work with the Trust’s independent public accountant, and other outside audit firms and experts.
  • Continuous Learning – demonstrate an inquisitive nature, refusing the surface explanation; focus on growing and improving skills in an ever-changing environment.
  • Analytical – demonstrate high level of analytical skills, including ability to work with large volumes of data, evaluate and understand complex multi-stakeholder processes and develop accurate, insightful conclusions
  • Flexibility – ability to manage and complete in a timely manner multiple projects responding to shifts in risk and changing pace.

Qualifications

  • Five (5) or more years of recent financial and operational internal audit experience, including skilled in performing detailed control and risk assessments, developing audit test plans and leading audits of complex organizations and processes.  (required)
  • Bachelor degree in finance or accounting related field. (required)
  • CPA, CIA, and/or CISA designation. (preferred with contingency)
  • High level understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Committee On Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control framework. (preferred)
  • Highly skilled (demonstrated) in audit management software tools
  • Highly skilled (demonstrated) in using audit and/or data analytics tools such as ACL, Tableau, etc., for analyses and reaching conclusions. (required)
  • Highly proficient in using all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Visio). (required)

All resumes can be sent tokblair@rhac.com


 


Sr. Auditor - Yazaki North America, Inc.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs and leads financial, operational, compliance, and other audits especially related to manufacturing locations in North and South America.  Assists management in preparing audit plans, reports, and in reviewing audit work performed.  Also, performs special projects for the improvement of business operations.  Requires working with confidential information concerning all financial and operational Company activities.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred

Certification Requirements:

CPA and/or CIA or CISA licensed

Previous Experience:

Three to five years of experience in public accounting or internal audit preferred.

Travel Requirements:

Must be available to travel internationally and domestically to affiliates and joint ventures located throughout North and South America. (Up to 20%)

 

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Auditor - Yazaki North America, Inc.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs financial, operational, compliance and other audits.  Assists management in preparing audit plans, reports and reviewing test work performed.  Also, performs special projects for the improvement of business operations.  Requires working with confidential information concerning all financial and operational activities of the Company.

1.     Great visibility to the company’s wide financial and operational activity that provides knowledge of total processes

2.     Performance of non-routine tasks at different locations

3.     Opportunity to travel internationally and learn about diversity of business cultures and people

4.     Opportunity to meet and present to the Executive Management

5.     Promotes team oriented environment

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred

Certification Requirements:

Active CPA or CIA license, or candidate for license

Previous Experience:

Two to four years of experience in public accounting or internal audit preferred.

Travel Requirements:

Must be available to travel internationally and domestically to affiliates and joint ventures located throughout North and South America. (Up to 20%)

 

Apply Here


 Senior Internal Auditor  - DexKo Global

Company description

DexKo Global
DexKo Global was formed at the end of 2015 by combining Dexter Axle based in Elkhart Indiana, and AL-KO VT based in Kotz Germany. This combination created a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear components and systems, with over 130 years of trailer and caravan componentry experience.  DexKo Global is a private equity backed, high growth, highly acquisitive, multinational company that was put together at the end of 2015 and now has revenues of $1.4 billion.  EBITDA is expected to grow 25%+ in 2018.  DexKo Global is managed out of Novi, Michigan by a strategic staff of executives focused on leveraging the resources of the combined companies. With enhanced scale, operating leverage, capital efficiencies and diversity, DexKo will deliver:

  • Market leadership in product development and innovation
  • Improved customer service through the sharing of technology and best practices
  • Increased manufacturing flexibility
  • Great efficiency through global sourcing

DexKo's ongoing focus is profitable growth across its entire footprint through outstanding customer service, product quality and innovation, operational efficiencies and accretive acquisitions. It will maintain the unparalleled customer service and product quality that the market has come to trust in both Dexter Axle and AL-KO VT.
Position description

The Senior Internal Auditor will support the Internal Audit Manager / Director in driving the Company’s risk assessment and planning, executing, and communicating the results of assigned internal audit and Sarbanes Oxley engagements. They may lead projects or hold supporting roles in accordance with the engagement needs.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in value added business process and assurance audits; identify opportunities to improve operational process and control efficiency and effectiveness, as well as evaluate accounting, compliance, and governance practices where relevant
  • Support Audit Director / Manager in facilitating various aspects of the Sarbanes Oxley certification program, including process documentation, testing, and other evaluations as necessary
  • Assist in / review of work performed by other internal audit personnel (and provide appropriate feedback / comments, including resources from the co-sourcing staff (internal Company personnel and / or external personnel).
  • Maintain organized audit evidence to support conclusions; adhere to department standards
  • Contribute to annual Internal Audit risk assessment and audit plan development
  • Develop good relationships with key stakeholders
  • Work effectively with the Company’s external auditors regarding Sarbanes Oxley results and work performed on behalf of external auditors, such as process walkthroughs and substantive testing procedures
  • Execute special corporate or department projects as needed/directed
  • Understand and stay abreast of accounting, audit, business, economic, and industry developments and their impact on the Company
  • Use technology to continually improve team work flow and testing approaches
  • Invest in self-development
  • Understand and demonstrate DexKo's Core Values
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Other

  • Experience with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and Rules (SEC and PCAOB), COSO 2013, and other related Public Company compliance and governance requirements.
  • Experience in identifying risks associated with processes (risk assessment), identifying internal controls within a process, and performing gap analysis
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines while performing work in a quality manner
  • Detail oriented and strong analytical capabilities
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment and communicate effectively with appropriate levels and functions throughout the organization
  • Project management experience and/or experience supervising audits and/or audit plan highly preferred
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); experience with Visio and SharePoint a plus
  • Domestic and international travel will be required, and will vary depending upon audit plan and staffing requirements (approximately 25% - 50%)

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business discipline required (MBA or advanced degree preferred)
  •  Related professional certification is preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, or CFE)
  • 2-5 years of progressive accounting and/or internal controls experience required (at least 2 years of Big 4 or large regional public accounting experience preferred)

Apply Here: http://www.dexteraxle.com/careers

 







IT Audit Project Manager - Beaumont Health System

Position Summary: Beaumont Health System is seeking an experienced IT audit professional to lead IT audit projects at Beaumont.  The IT auditor will work in the Internal Audit department at Beaumont.  The IT auditor will be responsible for the ongoing development of an IT risk assessment and will work with the Director of Internal Audit to develop and execute a risk based IT audit plan.  

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.
  • Manage and perform audits of organizational information systems controls, operations and security in a multi platform environment.
  • Utilize technology based audit tools and methodologies 
  • Review organizational informational technology policies, standards and procedures, provide recommendations on accuracy, adequacy and compliance with organizational guidelines and applicable laws.
  • Ensure controls are adequately implemented into systems and identify areas of inaccuracy, inefficiency and cost improvement.
  • Collaborate with operational/financial internal audit staff to conduct integrated audits.
  • Cooperate with external auditors to resolve discrepancies or assist in auditing functions.
  • Prepare reports detailing results of audits, recommend improvements.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant area such as management information systems, computer science, or accounting.
  • Four or more years of diverse IT auditing and data security experience.
  • Detailed understanding of information systems audit procedures, IT controls and related standards, business processes and internal control risk management.
  • Certifications such as CISA, CIA, or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of IT best practices and control frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform risk assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and execute risk based engagements including deliverables to meet work plans and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

Apply to Beaumont Health here: http://www.beaumont.edu/careers/
Inquiries and questions may be addressed to Tara VanConant, HR Rep 248-423-2694


 

Senior Forensic Auditor – Office of Inspector General, Detroit Public Schools Community District

 

Position Summary: The Office of Inspector General, Detroit Public Schools Community District, has an opening for a Senior Forensic Auditor (SFA). As part of the fraud investigative unit, the SFA will conduct forensic audits and investigations involving allegations of criminal and administrative matters, utilizing both data analytics and/or traditional and sophisticated investigative techniques. The OIG conducts investigations involving waste, fraud, abuse, conflicts of interest and financial mismanagement; concerning employees, contractors, and vendors that do business with the school district.
Job Requirements:

  • Examine allegations of irregularities, fraud, collusion, conflicts of interest, financial mismanagement and related improprieties.
  • Investigate violations of noncompliance with the school district’s policies and procedures, as well as legislation rules and regulations pertaining to programs administered by the District.
  • Examine a wide variety of records, procedures and systems of internal controls to detect fraudulent activities or improprieties, secure evidence and prepare statements of fact as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate experience with methods and models for improving financial and operating systems to deter fraud.
  • Prepare reports detailing investigation, with findings and recommendations.
  • Possess knowledge of current trends and developments in forensic auditing, accounting and fraud investigation.
  • Ability to provide testimony at internal administrative hearings, and/or at court proceedings.
  • Maintain active membership with professional organizations; including IIA, ACFE, MICPA, or other related professional fields

(The above does not include a complete summary of required duties. Refer to job posting at www.detroitk12.org to see details)
Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited college or university
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business management or public administration and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
  • Certifications such as CFE, CIA or CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional-level experience in forensic auditing, and/or public accounting
  • Prior fraud investigation experience preferred
  • Ability to understand, analyze and reconcile large volumes of data utilizing accounting / database systems and querying tools
  • Effective interviewing and writing skills, including report writing
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and PeopleSoft applications.

Applications (see Job # 291788) accepted here.  Contact the HR Rep at 313-873-7305 or the OIG at 313-870-5664 with any questions.

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