Manager of Internal Audit

Job ID 2021-0545

Finance/Accounting/Credit East Windsor, New Jersey


Position at Conair LLC

Conair LLC, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of personal care, health & beauty products, premium kitchen electrics, and cookware, is seeking a Manager of Internal Audit located in our East Windsor, NJ location. Reporting to the Managing Director of Internal Audit, you will be an integral member of our Corporate Internal Audit Department, whose staff is located in East Windsor, NJ, Paris, France, and Hong Kong.  The staff is regionalized to allow for a deeper understanding of the business, control environment and minimize travel.  Conair is owned by American Securities, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm based in New York with an office in Shanghai.  American Securities invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion and/or $50 million to $300 million of EBITDA.  American Securities and its affiliates have approximately $23 billion under management.  Although Conair is privately held, it complies with public company requirements where possible. The successful individual will need to possess a high level of ethical, professional, and personal values. You will be a practical, hands-on operational and technical leader with the ability to motivate others. We value a high energy, self-starter with a can-do approach to accomplishing objectives.


What You Will Do:

  • Assist the Managing Director of Internal Audit to perform an annual risk assessment to develop a risk-based audit and special project plan that is aligned with the Company’s risk profile.
  • Perform/lead/manage internal audits and special projects as requested by senior management, American Securities, or the Audit Committee (not yet formed). 
  • Participate/lead in exit conferences with Division/Affiliate management to discuss adequacy of policy, procedures and appropriate controls.
  • Create/assists in creating actionable reports, memos and other materials that effectively communicate audit comments and recommendations. 
  • Perform/manage follow-up reviews to ensure that agreed upon recommendations have been implemented and are effective.
  • Assist with acquisition activities, including due diligence, post-merger integration, etc.
  • Perform investigations and special projects as requested by senior management and the Audit Committee.
  • Perform best practice surveys to ensure the controls and procedures are efficient and effective and operating as best in class. 
  • Manage/perform/review the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 documentation and testing compliance requirements.
  • Research technical accounting issues and updates.
  • Attract/train/and direct the internal audit staff.

Our Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • A combination of 7+ years of experience in public accounting or with the Internal Audit Department of a large international company. CPA/CIA certification a plus. 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in working in or with a fast-paced growing consumer products company, a publicly traded company, or a private equity firm a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office; prior experience with SAP a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and have the ability to work in consistently changing environment.
  • Comfort in making decisions independently AND know when asking questions or for help is appropriate
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be willing and able to commute to the East Windsor, NJ office on a regular basis (currently we are in a hybrid model of 50% in office).  
  • When travel is permitted, the ability to travel up to 15% of the time is required
  • Covid-19 vaccination required.

 What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401k and company match
  • On-line Employee Company Store events