Senior Internal Auditor

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.8 billion in net sales during our 2023 financial year.  We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.


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Hybrid from our downtown Chicago IL


The Senior Internal Auditor works independently or as part of a team reporting to the Internal Audit Manager. This position is responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of financial and operational audits, fraud investigations and special projects, and participates in projects associated with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). The Internal Audit function is responsible for assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and safeguarding of Company assets. The function provides assurance to management and the Audit Committee that controls are in place and working effectively, performs fraud investigations and completes special projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee. Internal Audit is responsible for identifying opportunities for operational and control improvements to mitigate risk and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes across the Company’s global businesses. The Internal Audit Department reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, and administratively to t CFO. The Internal Audit organization is viewed as a training ground for high performing talent seeking a developmental assignment and exposure to the global operations of the Company. The Internal Audit organization is viewed as a training ground for high performing talent seeking a developmental assignme and exposure to the global operations of the Company.


What You’ll Do:

  • Plans and executes audit assignments (financial and operational audits, fraud investigations) across domestic and international locations
  • Develops risk-based audit plans and presents the audit plans to management
  • Coordinates audit activities with management prior to and during the audit
  • Presents findings to management in writing (audit reports) and verbally
  • Follows up with management on open issues.
  • Conducts and sometimes leads audit work
  • Reviews and tests the control environment to ensure th it adequately and effectively ensures: the reliability of financial reporting; safeguarding of company assets; compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and the efficiency and effectiveness of company operations
  • Prepares high quality audit work papers to document findings and the results of audit work
  • Makes recommendations to enhance business processes and identifies opportunities to improve operational efficiencies
  • Conducts projects associated with SOX including documenting key processes and controls over financial reporting; evaluates control design and effectiveness, tes key controls; documents in work papers; reports findings to management verbally and in writing
  • Assists in the completion of projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Assists in the design, documentation and implementation of the internal audit department policies and procedures


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring:  



  • Understanding of internal control concepts and experience in applying them to plan, perform audits, and execute SOX projects
  • Hands-on experience assessing internal controls in accordance with auditing standards, COSO, risk assessment practices, technical aspects of US GAAP accounting and financial reporting.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, critical thinking, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited guidance, and to work effectively on multiple projects.
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to get things done and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to understand complex accounting and process issues and utilize educational tools.
  • Strong cost accounting and financial analysis skills.
  • Works independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally u to 30%



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field or Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or other Information Technology-related field must be from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years of audit or accounting experienc with increasing responsibility; Big 4 or equivalent preferre
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent preferr and encouraged; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) a plus
  • Experience working with an audit function as a senior, either as an employee or consultant/adviser preferred; Pri experience supervising projects (e.g., audits with 1-2 assistants) preferred
  • Business/operations/manufacturing experience preferr
  • Knowledge of SAP and data analytical audit tools (e.g., ACL, Excel, Tableau, IDEA) preferred


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie 
  • And more


Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!



*Not accepting 3rd party agency submissions





James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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