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Internal Auditor, Finance Job

DATE: Jul 13, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87055 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Job title: Internal Auditor, Finance

General Summary: The Internal Auditor, Finance executes the testing strategy for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting requirements and assigned operational audits. Identify control improvement opportunities, process inefficiencies, etc. and assist in formulating viable solutions. Requires a general knowledge of retail and strong understanding of general business process controls (for compliance with SOX, as per above). Planning, research, testing, and reporting are the primary functions performed in the position. Communication skills and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances are necessary. Act as a subject matter expert on all audit, compliance, and risk matters on behalf of DSW.

Reports to: Manager, Internal Audit (Finance)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct audits in accordance with the departmental audit plan, ad-hoc business requests or ethics hotline phone calls. Such audits may test the adequacy of accounting, operational and business controls across all functions ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulations (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley).
  • Plan, research, test, and report audit work and results. Effectively communicate audit results and recommendations to various groups including the senior management and department leaders.
  • Identify areas in which the company has opportunities to improve. Provide timely follow-up on aligned action plans to ensure implementation.
  • Develop and utilize data analytics to support audit findings and develop continuous auditing programs.
  • Ensure that audits are completed on a timely basis, in accordance with departmental standards and annual plan.
  • Proactively identify profit improvement and cost reduction opportunities through audit procedures, reviewing management controls and operating efficiency.
  • Produce well drafted audit reports and present findings to management teams identifying opportunities to improve controls and/or operational processes. Assess their risk and impact and partner with the business stakeholder to align on effective management action plans. Will assist in formulating the annual audit plan and preparing quarterly Audit Committee reporting.
  • Maintain good communication with other areas of the company. Resolve conflicts and opinion differences in an effective and productive manner.
  • Ability to represent Internal Audit views/assessments while working with other departments and senior leadership.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong understanding and experience within the SOX testing environment.
  • Experience in data analytics for audit purposes.
  • Excellent follow-through and drive for timely and quality results.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight.
  • Positive attitude and strong team player, excellent customer service.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence change.





SETTING GOALS – Plans and organizes work efficiently with DSW’s mission as a compass.  Generates new ideas, supports change.  Continuously seeks new knowledge and uses new information effectively. 


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect, appreciates the importance of diversity.  Builds effective relationships, relates well to others, delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner.  Is dedicated to working with business partners to exceed the expectations of the customer (internal and external).


GETTING RESULTS – Takes initiative, is personally accountable for work performance; targets and achieves results.  Simplifies and processes complex problems, understands underlying issues and addresses root causes, analyzes quantitative information and presents it in an effective way, seeks input from others and makes timely decisions.





  • 1-3 years of auditing experience



  • CPA / CIA or other applicable professional certifications preferred


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting or Finance)



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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