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Senior Auditor

New York, NY, USA | Merkle

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This role will work with the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Risk & Audit team to ensure successful completion of assigned audit engagements, from start to finish, inclusive of planning and reporting activities. Assist in identifying risks within the business while examining and evaluating the adequacy of controls available to mitigate those risks. This role primarily involves working across the Americas region, though may also involve other parts of the Group in the EMEA & Asia Pacific


Key Accountabilities

Conducts assigned audit engagements across the entire audit life cycle in line with IIA and DAN Internal Audit standards

Work with the Risk & Audit management team to maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. Regional & Country Finance Directors) to help ensure the audit work is carried out adequately and addresses the key risks in the Group

Work with the business to facilitate improvements in the control environment to mitigate risks to an acceptable level

Ensure that reported actions agreed with management are followed-up to establish whether they have been carried out to an acceptable level

Assist with the preparation of the internal audit plan as well as appropriate Management and Audit Committee reporting

Work with other team members to ensure audit work and other projects undertaken throughout the Group provides appropriate assurance

Assist in the continuing development and improvement of the Risk & Audit team (e.g. by refining the Internal Audit methodology or developing audit programs and testing procedures)

Carry out and oversee other work as required (e.g. Investigations or Project Reviews)

Essential Skills

Previous audit experience (financial & operational) in a Big 4 or global enterprise, although candidates with a strong industry and financial background may be considered

Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

Good relationship management capability, including dealing confidently with senior management

Enthusiastic, confident and a team player

Flexible and positive approach to work

Up to 50% travel both domestic and international. At times up to 2-week blocks of time

Able to pay attention to detail while having the ability to see the ‘big picture’

Organized and able to prioritize and meet deadlines

Additional languages skills such as Spanish or Portuguese are a plus

Experience in Data Analytics, IT Audit and Investigations are a plus

Relevant audit qualifications; e.g. CIA, CPA (or equivalent) are a plus

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