Executive Director – Global Internal Audit
Chicago, IL, USA | Jones Lang LaSalle
Functions:Accounting / Control
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As JLL’s Global Internal Audit Regional Director (Business Title: Executive Director) reporting to the Chief Audit Executive, you’ll will lead a team of committed high potential financial athletes to position Audit as a trusted advisor to the Management team. As part of the Global Internal Audit function, you’ll be primarily responsible to provide assurance services to enable JLL to create a strong control environment and robust governance, risk management, and control processes.
This role provides leadership development opportunities by working with senior management and international exposure that will broaden your knowledge of our global organization. While this role is focused on strategic, impactful audits, you will get an opportunity to develop a team and creating a leadership pipeline for the finance and other functions at JLL.
In this role you’ll use your:
Strategic thinking skills
Strategic oversight and management of JLL’s assurance services and audits
Always seek process improvement opportunities and initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the control environment
Influence positive change and other improvements, including process changes and system improvements and implementations in a proactive manner.
Strong Internal Audit skills
Partner and coordinate with Global and Regional Finance and Controllership teams to design and execute a robust control environment, including determination of the level of external expert involvement
Lead the annual Audit Plan execution and create appropriate audit programs that will provide superior insights to the management team and assist them in meeting their organization goals.
Provide advise and guidance to the Finance and Controllership colleagues to help them achieve their goals.
Coordinate with our external auditors (KPMG) and drive strategic efforts to determine the scope and extent of their reliance on JLL control testing as part of their audit procedures
Provide regular updates to executive management on the status of the control and risk management program, including preparing presentations to executive management and the Audit Committee
Oversee audit and internal control-related technology
Develop and provide thought leadership on governance, risk management, controls, and audit methodology. Monitor and react to changes in PCAOB and SEC requirements and other literature related to audit.
Assist Global and Regional Legal Departments in Compliance matters and investigations e.g., Code of Ethics, Money Laundering, FCPA etc. as requested.
Strong management skills
Lead a cohesive, responsive, engaged and high-performing team, including identifying, hiring and developing talent
Influence process owners to maintain and update process narratives/flowcharts; and control owners in ensuring appropriate /sufficient evidence of control design and performance
Strong communication skills
Represent Global Finance as the key liaison and ensure a close relationship and proper alignment with Global Internal Audit, external auditors and with other internal compliance groups (e.g. legal, compliance, and professional standards)
Support leadership to ensure an effective SOX compliance program on an on-going basis, including the planning, execution and reporting of internal controls over financial reporting, audit activities, other internal resources, external auditors, senior management and other stakeholders
Represent GIA as liaison with other compliance groups (e.g. legal, compliance, and professional standards) to understand the scope and impact of all assurance programs throughout the Region and ensure an Aligned Assurance program.
Sound like you? To apply you need to have:
Education and experience
BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
At least 12+ years of experience in audit, finance, or consulting related role, and experience with large, global organizations and accounting experience with Big 4 audit firms
Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, risk and controls standards and business process best practices
Certification in accounting and/or auditing, including a CPA, CA and/or CIA, is strongly preferred
Working experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards
Organizational and communicative skills
Superior verbal and written communication skills, collaboration and presentation skills, as well as solid organizational, project management and execution skills
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of management
Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work with virtual, global teammates and understanding/sensitivity working with and within cultural and international differences
Experience with Workiva, TeamMate, or a GRC system a plus, in addition to Microsoft Excel and Visio
PeopleSoft, JDE/E1 or large-scale ERP financial systems experience, implementation experience a plus
Adaptability and an ethical mindset
Ability to provide creative recommendations, work well with and lead others and to affect process change, reengineer projects and drive overall improvement
Results-oriented and service-minded with the ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally, while maintaining a healthy balance of independence and objectivity
Exercise sound judgment and be able to balance deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
Proven track record of excellence, ownership and accountability
High ethical standards and values that align with our company’s values
Location: Chicago, USA
International travel (up to 30%) may be occasionally required for this role
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