Generac Power Systems

  • Director of Internal Audit

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/5/2018 5:06 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Fin - Finance
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Director of Internal Audit.


    The Director of Internal Audit is responsible globally for overseeing all aspects of internal audit activities including risk assessment, scoping, planning, testing, and reporting on the adequacy of internal controls relative to corporate accounting policies & procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.  This position will be highly visible throughout the organization and will require frequent verbal and written communication with executive management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.  This leader is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of internal controls on a global basis and reporting control weaknesses and opportunities to management and the Audit Committee.  This position will identify, evaluate and address critical business risks and develop test procedures to monitor exposure to those risks.  The Director of Internal Audit is directly accountable to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and reports administratively to the Chief Financial Officer.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: other duties may be assigned

    • Set the strategic vision for the future path of the Internal Audit department. Design and direct the work of the functional area.
    • Ensure Executive team, Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and operating management understand material risks to the company, any significant control gaps, and where improvements are necessary for effective overall governance of the enterprise.
    • At the direction of the CEO, CFO and Audit Committee, test and conclude upon the effectiveness of Generac’s internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
    • Continually improve the overall quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the internal audit department.
    • Provide counsel to management during new business and regulatory developments, new system implementations and other strategic initiatives to ensure internal controls are designed into the process.
    • Maintain strong relationships with business group leadership and communicate best practices and provide internal control awareness and training for managers and control owners through the organization.
    • Strong collaboration skills, working closely with management, the Accounting team and the external auditor to develop efficient audit plans that address key risks.
    • Lead any outsourced audits to ensure adequate scope, timing, reporting and expectations.
    • Strong verbal, analytic, and written communications skills.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and evaluate control issues/processes and determine cost effective solutions to address issues.
    • Ability to extract data and analyze data for trends and anomalies.
    • Ability to work independently while also providing leadership to internal audit department staff.
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
    • Solid drive for results and detail oriented.
    • Team player that thrives in cross-functional group settings.
    • Selects, coaches and develops the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team.  Manages organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development.
    • Designs and directs processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business;
    • 10+ years of public accounting/industry/internal auditing experience;
    • 5+ years supervisory experience;
    • 5 years of advanced Sarbanes-Oxley experience;

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • CPA, or CIA certification
    • Previous SAP and/or Oracle experience in a manufacturing environment;
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
    • Demonstrated leadership with performance management and development expertise.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiringand ability to adjust focus. 25-30% travel required.


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