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Senior Audit Manager (Kansas City)

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

Overland Park, KS, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 103487

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

The Opportunity

Black & Veatch Corporate Internal Audit is seeking a Senior Audit Manager to lead the execution of audit engagements as well as consulting activities. This is a key position and works closely with the Internal Audit Leader in various roles, such as, development of the annual audit plans, communications with Executive Leadership, and other strategic initiatives. The Audit group has a unique opportunity to explore/learn various markets/regions across the globe, as well as a firsthand perspective as the company transforms our business into a dynamic, client-centric organization. This role will get to experience working in a fun environment and having a solid work-life balance while helping our businesses solve their critical needs. Engagements can address processes in any area of the company (operating businesses and corporate services) and include all types of processes (business operations, projects, finance, ethics and compliance, information systems). #LI-NK1 #LI-Hybrid

The Team

As part of BV Business Enablement, you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions. Functions in this group include CIO/Global Information Technology, Diode, ESH&S, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Government Affairs and Real Estate and Building Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • ​​​​Responsible for overseeing and ensuring the timely performance and completion of all audits and assignments in accordance with annual audit schedule.
  • Leads the development and communication of engagement objectives and scope, including, conducting planning activities to obtain a detailed understanding of the processes, risks and controls. Facilitates planning meetings, risk assessments and process walkthroughs as necessary to develop audit test plans.
  • Reviews, oversees and conducts audit work according to the audit test plan, accepted standards, workflow and schedule requirements. Test work could include interviews, data analytics, process mapping, walkthroughs or conducting surveys.
  • Leads or facilitates audit stakeholder communications, workshops and audit finding discussions. Provides guidance to audit stakeholders to identify effective actions.
  • Responsible for ensuring stakeholder full agreement on findings and action items prior to issuing final report. Reviews, edits and issues the final report detailing scope, approach, results, findings and recommendations.
  • Presents audit work to management or other interested parties at the conclusion of the audit.
  • Responsible for leading complex or large special projects, process improvement efforts or ongoing administrative projects.
  • Supports the development of the annual audit plan. Assists with the development of the board briefs and presentations.
  • As a supervisor, provides direction to an assigned individual or group. Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development. Aligns individual professional's goals with that of department, division and corporation. Evaluates professional's training needs to prepare for staff growth and development.
  • Provides direction or oversee third party auditors supporting the audit and reviews work for sufficiency of scope, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. Champions continuous improvement efforts. Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates should have strong leadership skills, excellent project management and communication skills, a sense of urgency and drive to help the company manage its risks and opportunities, and passion to develop an internal audit practice that is second to none. The group operates in a professional, disciplined, productive and structured manner to ensure that the Audit Committee and management are provided with the highest level of service possible. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate:
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with senior/executive level management.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with audit clients.
  • Engineering/Construction Industry or project/operations experience
  • Ability to quickly assimilate relevant information in unfamiliar situations.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with major business processes
  • Passion to help improve operations continuously.
  • Sound judgment and ability to act independently.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably with business or technical emphasis) or equivalent experience
  • Master Business Administration (MBA) or MS in Accounting
  • Typically 10+ years related experience
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Hybrid work schedule in a typical office environment.

Salary Plan

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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