• Internal Audit Leader

    Job ID 2018-1813
    Job Locations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Internal Audit Leader is initially and primarily responsible for developing, implementing and, subsequently managing a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management internal audit function for FirstKey Homes. The Internal Audit Leader consults with executive leaders to lead the development, identification, planning, organization and execution of an Enterprise Risk Management program and Internal Audit function that strengthens FirstKey Homes’ core processes and minimizes key risks. This role will influence and lead organizational change, by collaborating with senior leaders across the organization to ensure effective and efficient control processes are in place to mitigate company risk. Furthermore, the Internal Audit Leader will build the functional infrastructure (teams and processes) needed to manage an outsource service provider to optimize costs and impact.


    • Meeting with executives to identify policies and procedures that need to be established to ensure proper audit controls. Includes developing a 3-year business plan for the Enterprise Risk Management internal audit function.
    • Interfacing and coordinating with the Independent Audit Partner and team to minimize duplication and enhance coordinator across the overall audit process.
    • Evaluating current effectiveness of audit controls by reviewing risks, flow charts, SOX and operational audit documentation, control narratives and interviews. Identify ineffective processes and provide recommendations for improvement. This will also include extracting data, analyzing data and drawing insights from organizational databases.
    • Reporting key risks faced by FirstKey Homes to executives and establishing proper scoping of audit control plans to mitigate risks.
    • Leading the development and execution of Enterprise Risk Management internal audit function. This includes overseeing the day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects.
    • Managing the regional and departmental internal audit programs. Work with regional and departmental leaders to ensure that management action plans are being implemented.
    • Conducting field work by performing property walkthrough, testing controls, documenting audit programs and working papers. Property visits will also include assessing construction and property improvements for quality and/or fraud.
    • Assessing and ensuring company is compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 requirements.
    • Identifying and implementing process improvements for finance and operations department.
    • Performing SOX and operational audits. Including risk identification followed by walkthroughs, testing and the review of process controls.
    • Assisting in executing quarterly and annual SOX 404 assessment of the company’s control environment.
    • Tracking, monitoring and validating audit work papers and reports to ensure they are completed timely, logically, and support conclusions.
    • Training, developing and managing direct reports to help maintain and achieve goals regarding internal audit programming.
    • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience performing internal or external audits
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) • Experience with analyzing large datasets 
    • Experience with General Accepted Account Principles, SOX, Committee or Sponsoring Organizations
    • Experience interfacing with c-suite executives




    • Master’s degree in Accounting or related field
    • CPA/CIA (or in progress) strongly preferred
    • Experience leading a company to initial public offering (IPO)
    • Experience working in a fast pace, high-growth company


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