Dean Foods

  • Lead Auditor, Operational and Financial

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
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    Job Description & Requirements

    The Senior Auditor, under general direction, is responsible for independently conducting complex process reviews, audits and consulting projects to support the success of the Company by assisting in identifying areas of improvement and/or best practices that improve internal control, process and/or create greater efficiencies with respect to operations and financial reporting. 

    • Leads the entire process of performing end to end operational, financial and IT audits/projects including planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up phases
    • Leads selected complex audits / projects demonstrating solid project management skills
    • Perform first level, detail review of work papers
    • Considered a subject matter expert in at least one audit area (Accounting/SOX, Operational, IT)
    • Evaluates and recommends process effectiveness related to policies and procedures prescribed by the Company
    • Perform computer assisted audit techniques and data analysis to evaluate controls, operational efficiencies, fraud or non-compliance with laws, regulations and Company policies.
    • Proactively identifies process efficiencies to drive change in alignment with company objectives
    • Prepares draft reports on project results for Audit Management review
    • Evaluates risk, driving to root cause and determines related impact to Company
    • Makes practical recommendations for process improvements
    • Proactively works with external auditors to reduce level of effort and duplication
    • Provides functional advice and/or training to less experienced auditors
    • Documents work product according to professional standards and departmental policy
    • Maintain internal audit objectivity in all assignments while developing and maintaining effective and value-added business partnerships
    • Enhance current knowledge of professional audit, accounting and reporting standards, practices; actively pursuing audit related certification(s) if not currently certified.
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Minimum Requirements:  

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Management Information Systems or related degree
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience with at least 5 years auditing experience in external or internal audit with Big four public accounting or large company Internal Audit experience strongly preferred; internal Dean Foods’ candidates in Accounting, Finance, or IT can substitute years of experience
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and behaviors
    • Active pursuit of related professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISSP, CISA, etc.) preferred
    • Knowledge of and experience applying audit principles, practices, and procedures preferred
    • Knowledge of GAAP, SOX, COSO and COBIT
    • Ability to document, analyze and make recommendations for improvements to company processes and controls
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs
    • Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company, and external stakeholders
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience in the Dairy and/or CPG industry is a plus

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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