• Senior Analyst- Internal Audit

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    The Senior Analyst – Internal Audit (“Senior Analyst”) position exists to support the Internal Audit department in achieving its goal of helping Ply Gem meet compliance and operational objectives.  The Senior Analyst is both an individually-contributing team member and one charged with supervisory responsibilities for less tenured personnel.  Key technical responsibilities include performing internal control testing for Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance purposes, as well as other internal audit projects, at the direction of Internal Audit leadership.  Under direct supervision or working independently, the Senior Analyst performs assignments individually, provides supervision and oversight to less tenured team members, and supports strategic initiatives of Internal Audit in a team setting. 


    Seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented and critical thinking problem solver who can operate in a dynamic and challenging environment to help Ply Gem achieve compliance and operational objectives.  An ideal candidate would possess strong interpersonal and project-management skills, have or be pursuing the CPA or CIA certification, and bring four to six or more years of recent experience in Big Four or other public accounting / consulting roles, or similar experiences working in an “in-house” internal audit function, with a heavy focus on SOX compliance and overall internal auditing. Experience in oversight, supervision and development of less tenured professionals is required, as is the ability to confidently address and resolve challenging situations.  Beyond understanding the appropriate questions to ask, a Senior Analyst identifies next steps, potential issues, and proactively recommends solutions based on experiences. A Senior Analyst has confidence with business risks and internal control matters, and is able to articulate issues and recommendations to management personnel in a manner that is easy to understand.    Ability to travel 25% of the time is required with potential for as high as 50%, as well as flexibility for overtime as business needs dictate.  We will provide broad exposure to various aspects of the business, with opportunities for advancement for personnel who excel.


    Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following:


    • Understanding and updating / revising business processes documentation through use of flowcharts and narratives
    • Identifying and developing procedures for testing internal controls
    • Executing walkthroughs and tests of operating effectiveness of controls based on established work plans
    • Managing the document request and sample selection process across multiple processes and/or business units
    • Communicating potential deficiencies to both management personnel and Internal Audit leadership
    • Developing insightful and actionable remediation plans to address identified control deficiencies
    • Reporting results to business unit, corporate finance, and internal audit leadership
    • Assisting with special projects on an as-needed basis
    • Independently leading administrative meetings with management personnel
    • Providing support to the Director of Internal Audit on department initiatives, including, development of departmental policy manual, developing an internal quality assurance program, performing project and overall risk assessments, implementing departmental metrics / scorecard, and ability to lead overall scoping activities
    • Developing and maintaining project-level budgets and schedules, forecasting needs and recommending changes to plans as necessary
    • Identifying opportunities for enhancing departmental activities, including the manner in which controls are tested and interaction protocols with business unit personnel
    • Working with external accountants to identify issues and resolving items in a timely manner according to established work plan
    • Documenting the results of procedures performed in accordance with departmental standards and templates
    • Any other activities as may be reasonably requested of personnel with the relevant qualifications noted above



    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, or other business degree with sufficient Internal Auditing experience.



    Minimum of four to six years of experience in Financial Audit and/or Internal Audit, with a heavy focus on SOX compliance.



    Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting, both as an individual contributor and team leader

    High degree of proficiency with Excel, Visio, Word and PowerPoint

    Familiarity with of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

    Experience and understanding of the COSO internal control framework

    Knowledge and awareness of Information Technology General Controls and their impact on internal controls overall



    Minimum expectation of 25% travel with flexibility for up to 50% (which may include occasional short notice)

    Possess all necessary documents and have the ability to travel internationally, which could include multi-week assignments

    Occasional overtime as business requirements dictate

    CPA and/or CIA preferred


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