Hiring an Internal Auditor to a Corporate capacity 2337
BlackFX35 last edited by
Hi All. I am a corporate recruiter and am handling my first Manager of Internal Audit role. I am wondering where I can find additional information regarding the potential of hiring someone on our audit team who works for PWC or D_and_T. Thanks in advance.
milan last edited by
I believe that the first priority for consideration is that the individual should be a good fit to the client’s corporate culture.
Many companies have already completed the SOX compliance exercise so it should not be overly difficult to find someone with Internal Audit experience if the salary, travel requirements, and other considerations are commensurate with the career opportunity.
As for hiring someone from a Big-4, I am biased because this is my background. However, I suggest that you might consider the background of the people who will report to the Manager, Internal Audit.
You might also consider the background of the individual who the Manager, Internal Audit will report to. Often, commonality in background can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of the Manager, Internal Audit AND his/her promotability within the organization.
Some internal auditor core competencies for your consideration are listed below. This list is not complete and you should tailor it to suit your client’s needs. However, I hope that it is a good start. Others on this forum will likely add comments as appropriate to enhance the feedback.
Assessing Reliability of Computer Based Data
Attributes of an Audit Finding
Conducting Audit Research
Developing Audit Objectives
Developing Audit Programs
Information Systems Auditing
Internal Control Assessment
Key Controls Identification
Planning the Audit
Working Paper Preparation
Coaching and Development Skills
Fraud Detection And Prevention
Working with Investigators and Attorneys
Customer Privacy Act
Employment Laws and Regulations
Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct
Safeguarding Audit Evidence
Managing The Audit
Professional Standards And Methodologies
IIA Auditing Standards
Audit Follow-up and Resolution
Independent Report Review
Preparing Audit Reports
Reporting Audit Findings
Reviewing Audit Reports
ACL or Data Extraction and Analysis