Accounting & Finance Greeley, Colorado


Position at Pilgrim's

Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

This Internal Audit Manager role  is a fantastic opportunity to join a market-leading organization! The business is truly international and growing, and offers candidates the opportunity to progress and develop through the business. Reporting to the Global Head of Audit & SOX, the Manager will be based at the Pilgrim’s Corporate Office in Greeley, Colorado, and will be responsible for oversight of a team of 3-4 internal audit staff, including daily task management, training, coaching and performance measurement.

This hands-on position will responsible for oversight of a SOX program, as well as delivering a variety of end-to-end financial and operational reviews, some of which may have a global footprint, and other special projects. Our Internal Audit team has a fantastic reputation for providing Managers with comprehensive oversight of the key risks the business is facing. Building strong relationships with the executive/management teams and business leaders is key to success in this position. Similarly, building strong ties and continuous alignment with external audit partners is essential. Strong commitment to and demonstration of Company values is required.


  • Manage the Internal Audit team US operations. This includes supervising a team of internal auditors, assisting with scoping, executing walkthroughs and review testing of key financial reporting and disclosure controls, remediation testing, deficiency analysis and reporting.
  • Work closely with SOX business partners and provide status updates and related reporting.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with external auditors to align approach and connection to Internal Audit's work.
  • Perform, review and manage risk-based operational and financial audits.
  • Collaborate with Managers to develop appropriate action plans, as needed.
  • Present audit results to all levels within the organization, and follow up with managers on previous audit findings to assure action plans have been completed.
  • Prepare a risk-based Annual Audit Plan in conjunction with the Head of Global Internal Audit Team.
  • Oversee the preparation and update of the SOX risk assessment for US businesses.
  • Perform special assignments or advisory support work on occasion.
  • Keep abreast of changes in auditing and accounting professional standards, as well as regulatory standards.
  • Coach, train and develop 3-4 direct reports, and support in the development of auditors from other regions.
  • Assist the Global Head of Audit in preparation of Audit Committee documentation.
  • Quarterly monitoring and reporting on performance against department budget.
  • Up to 30% travel (max)


  • Bachelors degree required, Accounting or Finance major strongly preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Strong understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (Narratives, Risk Matrix, Control Templates, Testing, Certifications, Remediation)
  • 5+ years’ experience in internal / external auditing including planning audits, conducting audit procedures and preparing audit reports; risk-based auditing
  • Strong understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (Narratives, Risk Matrix, Control Templates, Testing, Certifications, Remediation)
  • Good understanding of internal control frameworks (COSO 2013).
  • Experience auditing SAP business process controls and SAP GRC exposure a plus.
  • Professional Credentials: CPA or CIA preferred
  • Good knowledge of Internal Audit operations and general business operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Good coaching skills, experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, and providing value added insights
  • Strong knowledge of SOX, including 1st year implementations, assessing control design and control creation/editing
  • US GAAP and IFRS experience strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of risk management principles and applications
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Data Analytics experience preferred