Internal Audit Associate

Accounting Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

The Internal Audit Associate is a key player in Gogo's Internal Audit group. As part of this progressive team, you are responsible for key audit functions, all while adding value through business process improvement and design. 

We expect this person to quickly integrate into the roles and responsibilities of the audit team, learn Gogo, and grow in new directions over time.

As an Internal Audit Associate at Gogo you are responsible for executing critical projects across key functions and processes in areas related to the following: Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, Business Process Reviews, Internal Controls Training and Awareness, Risk Assessments, Process Design and Internal Controls testing.

The person in this role reports to the Internal Audit Manager, and works closely with the Vice President, Internal Audit, Senior Internal Auditors, and with co-sourced resources on key projects and initiatives, including coordination with our external auditors. A successful candidate will need to work across the organization and be comfortable in engaging employees at all levels to ensure an efficient and effective control environment. This is a “hands on” role that also provides high visibility to management within an exciting and high growth business. 

Key Responsibilities:

• Participate in and document risk assessments over key areas that can impact the control environment;
• Review and document the design of controls over key process areas and assess and identify potential improvements to the control structure;
• Perform testing of key controls and work with process and control owners to remediate control gaps identified, as needed;
• Execute internal audits of corporate functional areas as well as key processes supporting the primary business units including: Commercial Aviation - North America, Commercial Aviation – Rest of the World, and Business Aviation. Identify and communicate to management process enhancements to drive efficiency and effectiveness of business operations;
• Participate in key initiatives related to process and/or system design that impact financial reporting to ensure controls are design into core processes and systems;
• Prepare materials for ongoing status updates with management and quarterly Audit Committee meetings;
• Utilize the automated SOX portal to monitor and assist process and control owners with the timely and effective execution of their control responsibilities;
• Prepare materials and participate in regular status updates to management and the external auditors on key matters pertaining to the control environment.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 1-2 years’ of external/ internal audit experience or related field;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the COSO Control Framework, GAAP, and SOX Compliance;
  • CPA and/or CIA certifications highly preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others;
  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills. Access and Process Flowcharting skills (e.g., Visio) are desirable
  • Ability to travel 5-10% of the time

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.               

Gogo participates in E-Verify. Details in English and Spanish. Right to Work Statement in English and Spanish.