Internal Audit Manager

Job ID 1117

Finance Oak Brook, Illinois


The Internal Audit Manager is the head of the internal audit department at A.M. Castle & Co. This individual will be responsible for developing an annual Internal Audit Plan and executing Internal Audit projects, primarily consisting of SOX related activities as well as other additional activities. The individual will also partner with IT and other departments for audit-related projects.  This role has significant exposure to senior and executive management and reports to the CFO and the Audit Committee.


A. M. Castle & Co. has over 125 years of experience as a leader in the metals service center industry. We provide exceptional benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401K match, disability benefits and tuition reimbursement.




Job Requirements:

  • Manages all aspects of internal audit department, including:

    • Reports directly to the CAO and Audit Committee on progression of audit plan, performance of audit department, and all compliance-related matters.

    • Assesses business, financial, and IT risks for all areas of the Company.

    • Develops a comprehensive annual audit plan to be presented to Audit Committee and executed through the course of the year.

    • Designs and implements vision of the internal audit department based on best practices and resources/structure already in place.

    • Supervises and reviews audit co-source partners.

    • Prepares the annual department budget and manages department expenses.

  • Plans, executes, documents and reports results of audit engagements, including:

    • Reviews the quality and completeness of audit assignments and projects.

      • Accurately assesses risk and control, defines scope and develops test plans to be communicated to audit staff and/or co-source partners.

      • Executes the audit plan within allotted timeframes, prepares complete workpapers that adhere to department standards.

      • Guides the work and manages projects with outside parties and co-source partners, as required.

    • Exhibits appropriate judgment regarding issue notification and escalation of significant risks and loss exposures to appropriate levels of management.

    • Reviews and edits findings and final report to ensure factual accuracy, logical conclusions, and adherence with department policy.

    • Effectively communicates scope and final results of engagements to pertinent senior and executive management.

  • Maintains corporate governance and compliance standards, specifically:

    • Designs and tests Sarbanes Oxley procedures annually.

    • Manages quarterly 302 Certification process.

    • Identifies and assists in the remediation of identified control issues and observations.

    • Assesses effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting.

    • Provides leadership and participates in Disclosure Committee.

  • Engages with senior and executive management on risk management topics including management’s annual enterprise risk assessment.

  • Liaises with external service providers, including:

  • Internal audit co-source partners

  • External auditors

  • Assists with external audit substance testing and other facets of the annual audit. 


    Required Experience: Type, Skills, and Years:

    • 7+ years of high level accounting/auditing experience

    • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills, including presentations for senior and executive management as well as Audit Committee

    • Has firm understanding of the compliance and governance standards established by the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 as well as the practical application of these standards within a publically traded organization

    • Exhibits a broad base of audit expertise in multiple business areas including financial, IT and operations

    • Has firm understanding of the interrelationships of business and support activities within audit engagements and how they impact overall control environment and audit approach

    • Consistently applies sound decision-making and constructive problem-solving skills

    • Models initiative and uses constructive, intuitive thinking to improve existing practices

    • Exhibits professional skepticism and has ability to work independently with little or no guidance


    Required Specialized Certifications:

    • CPA or CIA

    Required Formal Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree: Accounting or equivalent

    Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

    • General office environment, PC use

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in manufacturing environment
    • Experience with Oracle and Oracle BI tools


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Company Overview: Founded in 1890, A. M. Castle & Co. is a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products and supply chain services, principally serving the producer durable equipment, oil and gas, commercial aircraft, heavy equipment, industrial goods, construction equipment, retail, marine and automotive sectors of the global economy. Its customer base includes many Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of medium and smaller-sized firms spread across a variety of industries. Within its metals business, it specializes in the distribution of alloy and stainless steels; nickel alloys; aluminum and carbon. Together, Castle operates service centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.