Audit Manager

Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established policies. Manages activities of non-exempt/exempt individual contributors (typically Expert/Master) and/or MG1s. Has accountability for a large multi-department area(s) or location(s) with significant impact on business unit results and organizational strategy. Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policies and long-term goals of the organization. Plans, manages and monitors high-end operational/tactical activities of Staff. Staff members'primary focus is on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both. Recruits and supports development of direct staff members. Position typically reports to Director or above.

Additional Guidance/Criteria:

  • Directs and controls activities within a sub-region or Region.
  • Typically manages 10 or more direct reports. Span of Control guidelines may differ from these numbers.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages a large team of exempt individual contributors and/or Manager Is for a business/function or region by setting and monitoring performance goals and objectives, allocating resources and staff for programs and projects, and ensuring timely and effective delivery of audit reviews and programs.
  • Leads large audit teams in defining program parameters; provides guidance on audit reviews of the highest level of complexity.
  • Motivates, coaches, and fosters innovation within teams, including Manager Is.
  • Drives risk assessments, defines project scope, prioritizes initiatives and determines resource needs.
  • Interprets significance of audit findings, resolves highly complex issues.
  • Leads the development and implementation of recommendations and strategic decisions; identifies consequences of decisions on a regional or global level and develops appropriate solutions and areas for program improvement.
  • Sets or influences audit strategies; leads strategic projects and corporate initiatives at the regional or global level.
  • Develops, communicates and maintains strong working relationships with the most senior-level business partners and advises regional management in the successful implementation of audit recommendations, while effectively overseeing the entire audit process.
  • Collaborates and negotiates with senior business leaders to resolve highly complex audit issues; represents HP to internal and external stakeholders, such as management and external auditors on all audit matters.
  • Serves as an expert on audit standards and GAAP related issues.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First-level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 10+ years of related experience in internal audit and/or finance.
  • Typically 2+ years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Content master in the field of internal audit with a complete systematic knowledge of audit standards and accounting principles.
  • Exceptional financial and business acumen; in-depth business and industry knowledge.
  • Advanced knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment as it relates to internal audit, including emerging legislation.
  • Meets the licensing or certification requirements of the relevant country or region (e.g., CPA or its equivalent).
  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills, including goal-setting, conflict resolution, performance management, meeting leading, budget planning, problem solving, and evaluation.
  • Excellent project management and process development skills.
  • Excellent communication, influence, and presentation skills, including both written and verbal forms catered to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including competency in financial analysis.
  • Ability to apply management core competencies in working with both internal clients and external partnerships.
  • Ability to understand customer needs and interpret needs into workable programs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while staying within the scope of the overall strategy.

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