Dean Foods

Senior Audit Manager, SOX & Enterprise Risk

Requisition ID
# of Openings
Consumer Products
Bachelor's Degree
Relocation Assistance
Available to Qualified Candidates

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Job Description & Requirements

The Senior Manager, SOX & Enterprise Risk managing a team of audit professionals, provides leadership for the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and enterprise risk management programs including key risk assessment and monitoring activities and supports financial / operational audits that improve internal controls, processes, risks and/or creates greater efficiencies.

Job Description:

  • Manage the development, execution and quality of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, both financial and information technology general controls program
  • Lead the execution of the annual enterprise risk management program
  • Manage the design and implementation review of internal controls and development, execution of audit program to test the effectiveness of controls for Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Manage projects working with key business management to facilitate open communication, issue resolution and delivery of quality audit services
  • Lead reviews of major process, system and/or organizational change to identify required changes in controls providing guidance to the audit team regarding technical concepts
  • Provide leadership role for SOX Project Management Office program
  • Lead development of strategy, plans and resource needs for SOX, ITGC and enterprise risk management programs
  • Ensure work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements, standards
  • Identify, communicate relevant trends, developments, key performance drivers and root causes
  • Ensure audit team understands audit project needs and expectations to ensure work product is high quality, clear, accurate, and well-presented
  • Maintains updated knowledge of internal audit rules, regulations and standards
  • Provide direction, insight and/or recommend changes for improvement of company policies, processes, controls and risk management activities in support of business objectives
  • Establish, maintain business partnerships internally and with external auditors to assure strong working knowledge of business issues and risks while maintaining objectivity in all assignments
  • Manages a team of professional auditors and outsourced service providers
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Management Information Systems or related degree
  • Minimum of 9 years work experience with at least 7 years auditing experience in external or internal audit with Big 4 public accounting or large company Internal Audit experience strongly preferred; internal Dean Foods’ candidates in Accounting, Finance, or IT can substitute years of experience
  • Professional certification required (i.e. CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP, etc.)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and behaviors
  • Strong knowledge of audit principles, practices, and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SOX, COSO, COBIT and Dodd Frank
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise risk management concepts and performing risk assessments
  • Strong management skills (minimum 5 years’ experience) to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and develop talent
  • Ability to document, analyze and make recommendations for improvements to processes and controls providing a clear point of view on business risks and needs
  • Ability to judge situations and people based on facts, consider costs and benefits when evaluating situations and drawing valid conclusions
  • Looks beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and resolve complex problems
  • Interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills are critical with solid executive presence to interact with key Company leadership
  • Results-focused, action-oriented attitude demonstrating sound judgment and integrity beyond reproach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Audit Command Language (ACL) preferred
  • Knowledge of CPG and DSD industry a plus
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as necessary (up to ~20% of the time)

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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