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Internal Auditor, Sr


Location: Remote 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing tasks related to internal audit programs and for identifying potential business process improvements during the audit process.This responsibility includes risk assessments, developing internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed. Work performed will include coverage of functional and operating units, focusing on financial, IT and operational processes. Additionally,this position performs follow-up on the status of outstanding internal audit issues. This position may also assist Internal Audit management with development of the annual internal audit plan, and championing internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout the company. She/He must also be able to lead, coordinate audits and/or direct and review the work performed by other internal audit personnel.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive risk-based internal audit program including internal audit plans, budgets and risk assessments.
  • Develop audit programs designed to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations, and/or compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Execute and complete audit assignments timely with minimal re-work required after review.
  • Prepare and maintain workpapers documenting procedures performed and supporting audit findings
  • Prepare internal audit reports communicating findings, recommendations and resolutions of audit issues.
  • Ensure audits are performed in accordance with professional standards and departmental policies.
  • Supervise and develop staff assigned to projects as applicable.
  • Obtain and/or maintain professional audit certification(s). Keep current on new industry guidance, standards and best practices.
  • Participate in other special projects as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or other relevant fields or equivalent experience
  • CPA ,CIA or other professional designation preferred
  • Requires two to five years public and/or private internal and external audit experience.  Big 4 public accounting firm experience and/or manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft office applications, Visio, Powerpoint. and audit softwares)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit project team members.
  • Working knowledge of audit software and computer assisted auditing techniques
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of internal auditing standards, COSO and risk assessment practices.
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Experience in performing multiple projects and working with varying team members
  • Familiarity of auditing standards (i.e., IIA Standards, GAAS)
  • Willingness to travel up to 40%


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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