Dean Foods

  • VP Internal Audit II

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

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer of Dean Foods, and sitting on the Executive Finance Leadership team, provides leadership and managed direction of the audit team. The Internal Audit team is responsible for bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes. The VP, Audit has a reporting relationship into the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors as part of fiduciary management. 


    Main Accountabilities:

    • Ensures directly or through others the development of an annual risk-based audit program created and managed to meet legal and company requirements, strategies and objectives.
    • Ensures the administration of the company’s Section 404 compliance efforts, including control definition, assessment and testing including coordinating testing plans and results with the company’s external auditors
    • Collaborates to ensure the successful completion of external audits in partnership with 3rd party
    • Ensures the accurate and timely review through others of internal management controls; this can include IT processes and accounting standards
    • Perform corporate, operational and regulatory audits of functional areas and report significant issues related to processes and controls, including risks inherent in and potential improvements to, those processes and controls.
    • Provide an independent appraisal of controls over financial reporting, operational effectiveness, IT controls for security, privacy and availability, and compliance with laws and policies.
    • Reviews and approves Audit findings.
    • Presents audit findings to the Audit Committee and with company executives.
    • Stays current on Audit trends and changes.
    • Develops individuals reporting to this role for bench strength.
    • Has management responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc.
    • Performs other duties as requested or required.

    Minimum Requirements and Scope:

    • 15+ years in financial department including experience in Audit
    • Bachelor’s degree minimum, Masters preferred
    • CPA
    • Proficiency, knowledge of business processes, and understanding of associated key risks and controls; ability to provide internal audit recommendations that create value to the business
    • Proactive leader committed to developing direct reports as potential bench strength
    • Highly developed in communication, collaboration, decision making, change management and organization skills.
    • Demonstrates a company-wide point of view.

    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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