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Sr. Internal Auditor

CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  107468
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 107468 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance


General Summary: The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for performing professional internal audits and operational reviews as assigned. Work involves conducting internal control testing (design and operational effectiveness) and operational audits for both financial and compliance projects in stores, distribution centers and corporate office; provides input to the development of the annual Internal Audit plan.


Reports to: Manager of Internal Audit 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage SOX: Management of all deliverables along with Weekly SOX status reporting

• With limited supervision approve audit procedures conducted by staff auditor(s), including identifying issues, executing test criteria, reviewing/analyzing evidence, and documenting processes/procedures

• Conduct interviews, reviews documents, develop and administers surveys, composes summary memos, and prepare supporting work papers

• Communicate or assist in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management

• Develop and maintain productive business relationships through individual contact, collaboration & meetings

• Represent Internal Audit on organizational project teams / management meetings

• Assist in identifying and evaluating the organization’s risk areas and provides input to the development of the annual Internal Audit Plan


Required Skills & Competencies :

• Advanced knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, management principles and preferred business practices

• Awareness of industry procedures, regulations/laws

• Quality control reviews of audit work products

• Collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information/systems, and drawing logical conclusions

• Planning, project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines(sense of urgency)

• Negotiating issues and resolving problems

• Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations

• Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external audit teams

• Work effectively in a professional team environment

• Ability to work independently / Self motivated

• Ability to accept and provide constructive criticism


• 5+ years’ experience in retail or public accounting


Preferred Qualifications:

• CIA or CPA certification (a plus)

• Retail Industry experience (strongly preferred)

• MBA (a Plus)




• BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance / Business Administration, or equivalent experience





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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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