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Calabasas, CA

 Corporate Internal Controls & Process Improvement Auditor - Harbor Freight Tools

The Corporate Internal Controls/ Process Improvement Auditor will be responsible for implementing, performing, and reporting on the adequacy of the Company’s system of internal controls over financial reporting (both Financial and IT Controls) and identify process improvement opportunities to risk mitigate the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform Internal controls ( Financial Controls and IT) Testing on a quarterly basis
  • Perform Operational Audits as needed per IA Risk Assessment
  • Support External Auditors with requests for the Annual Financial Audit
  • Identify opportunities with business units to standardize, simplify and improve processes to drive balanced risk management and risk mitigate process gaps
  • Assist with the overall risk assessment of internal control environment, current business practices/processes, identify and recommends solutions for strengthening internal controls
  • Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships in order to assess key business risks and exposure within the company
  • Assist with the implementation of necessary improvements to financial and IT policies/procedures and internal business controls to support the corporate priorities, business needs and compliance programs
  • Make recommendations for remediation of identified issues in a timely manner and revisit areas with previously defined deficiencies to assess results.
  • Work with operating management to ensure that remediation plans are appropriate, implemented in a timely manner, and yield desired results.
  • Structure and write audit reports and other related reports and issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintain concise, up-to-date records of audit plans, findings, work papers, reports and other supporting documentation for all related reviews performed.
  • Update control documentation (matrices, narratives, flowcharts, etc.) with operating management for financial and IT processes



  • Financial Scope -  Internal  Controls, Process Improvement and Operational Audit
  • Organizational Scope – Corporate and Distribution Center
  • Travel – Approx.  5  to 10%

Job Qualifications – Education and Experience


  • 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance required




  • 1-3 years of progressive internal audit and internal controls experience
  • Experience in public accounting, preferably Big 4 accounting firms preferred
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls, business processes, and COSO and IIA standards
  • Experience in IT General Controls (ITGC) assessment, audit, and testing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate in a team and lead effectively in a cross-divisional environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including, Visio and other statistical tools for data auditing
  • Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed
  • Proficiency to present complex business issues to all levels of management
  • Proven capability to evaluate and implement productivity improvements to drive cost savings
  • Demonstrated orientation to action in a flexible, fast-paced work environment



·         Preference given to candidates holding a CPA or CIA designation.

Physical Requirements

General office environment requiring ability to:

  • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
  • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
  • Lift up to 15 lbs


About Harbor Freight Tools


In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.

We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $4 billion company with over 850 stores and 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.

Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977