Internal Auditor

Accounting & Finance Chicago, Illinois


Position at InnerWorkings





The Internal Auditor will be involved in planning and executing financial, compliance, and operational audits on a global scale. This role will assist the team by providing objective evaluations, process improvement solutions, and effective communication and guidance in recommending effective internal control standards.  The individual will work under limited supervision from the Internal Audit Manager.


  • Execute internal audits in accordance with agreed-upon scope guidance
  • Conduct interviews, review documents, develop and administer surveys, compose summary memos and reports, and prepare workpapers and analytics, as a part of operational or SOX audits
  • Assist with identifying and defining issues, analyzing evidence, documenting processes and procedures, and developing recommendations
  • Communicate or assist in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations
  • Assist with identifying and evaluating the company’s risk areas and provide input to the development of the annual audit plan
  • Represent Internal Audit with various organizational project teams and with external auditor
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships throughout the company through individual contacts and meetings
  • Maintain an awareness of changes in operations, regulations, and audit practices to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency
  • Advocate and influence the highest standards of ethics, discipline, and professionalism
  • Partner with management to develop innovative business-oriented solutions to improve controls, mitigate risk, ensure process effectiveness and efficiency, and meet corporate strategic objectives
  • Perform special analyses and reviews, including compliance, instances of alleged fraud, and unethical misconduct


  • 1+ years of related experience working in public accounting, consulting, or internal auditing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other auditing certifications preferred
  • SOX experience required
  • Familiarity with applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, as well as business/IT practices, reviewing financial statements and interpreting legal documentation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to travel internationally up 20% of the time
  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite, specifically MS Excel
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Independent thinking, strong organization and planning abilities, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments