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Corporate Auditor-Senior

Job ID 31771 Date posted 05/20/2022 Location: Atlanta, Georgia
We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.


The Senior Auditor will evaluate the effectiveness of Aaron’s risk management, control and governance processes by applying risk-based audit principles. They will evaluate internal controls, generate recommendations, and process opportunities to minimize business risk and create value for the organization. Audit activities will include performing and/or leading financial, operational and compliance audit engagements, SOX control design and operating effectiveness assessments and consulting engagements. In this role, the Senior Auditor is expected to foster collaborative relationships with business partners, demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop value-added recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·Execution of audit engagements with manager supervision/guidance as individual contributor or Auditor in Charge (AIC)

·Identify risks and expected controls through reviewing and/or preparing process documentation test plans and ensuring a strong understanding of the business

·Participate in or lead engagement risk assessments with audit management

·Collaborate with IT auditors to develop an integrated audit approach, as appropriate

·Develop and execute audit programs to support key objectives by addressing key risks and controls

·Utilize data analysis tools and techniques to evaluate risk and execute substantive analytical procedures

·Test design and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s SOX assessment

·Prepare or detail review work papers in accordance with department standards

·Provide business partners timely engagement status communications and proactively escalate potential audit issues for timely resolution

·Evaluate root cause factors for audit testing exceptions and recommend solutions to mitigate risk and strengthen processes and controls

·Draft formal written reports and present audit results to management, including recommendations

·Assist in preparing quarterly Audit Committee communications, including timely follow-up with management on open audit recommendations

·Develop staff by identifying and communicating meaningful feedback

·Maintain all documentation in audit software, Audit Board

Education and Experience:

·Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, or business

·Minimum of 3-5 years of internal or external auditing experience

·2-3 years of experience with a Big 4 or similar firm is preferred

·Professional accounting or auditing designation (e.g., CPA, CIA) or active pursuit of designation is preferred

Required Skills & Competencies:

·Project management skills

·Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·Basic knowledge and understanding of data analytics and related tools (e.g., ACL, Access)

·Working knowledge of audit management and process flow software (e.g., Visio, ACL)

·Availability to travel on limited basis (estimated 10-20%)

·Professional ethics – Adheres to Aaron’s key policies, practices, and procedures; applies ethical principles and values to the activities audited

·Internal audit management – Strives for quality and excellence and encourages others to do the same

·International Professional Practices Framework – Maintains current knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the authoritative guidance issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors; develops deep understanding of Aaron’s audit methodology, policies, and procedures

·Governance, risk, and control – Solid foundation in technical aspects of auditing (knowledge of general accounting, business processes, internal controls, risk assessment and/or other related general/application controls)

·Business acumen – Knowledge, insight and understanding of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations

·Communication – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

·Persuasion and collaboration – Nurture and builds effective partnerships with internalaudit clients to achieve results; team player, comfortable working on multiple teams/projects simultaneously and independently, as needed

·Critical thinking – Understanding issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions

·Internal audit delivery – Demonstrates efficiency and persistence, managing own time and ensuring deadlines and objectives are met; follows up with management to ensure that action plans have been effectively implemented or that senior management has accepted the risk acting; understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

·Improvement and innovation – Champions change, continuous improvement and innovation

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by employees assigned to this classification.

Total Rewards

Team members enjoy access to career training and advancement opportunities, and are rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pay on Demand Options
  • Basic Life and AD&D
  • Employee Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Discounts
  • Matching Gifts
  • Community Outreach
  • Employee Business Resource Groups

About Aaron’s
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.

Aaron’s is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members’ differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer #LI-Hybrid

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