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Internal Audit Manager

Arby's - Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: 10/15/2018


The Internal Audit Manager provides a key role in the internal audit function and will be performing advanced, specialized and/or managerial auditing work in multiple disciplines. Key responsibilities include managing complex audits; overseeing restaurant audits; performing critical project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards, performance criteria and audit requirements. This position is expected to be hands-on in all aspects of project planning and execution of activities to ensure all business risks are anticipated, identified, recognized, and appropriately managed. This position interacts with mid-to-senior level management to discuss audit findings and recommendations intended to improve business practices.




  1. Build effective relationships with business owners and senior management to understand and stay abreast of activities and key operational risks within the Company's operations. Perform the annual risk assessment exercises and identify in-scope activities to be included in the annual operational audit plan.


  1. Work independently, within a team, or lead a team in the planning and execution of various operational audits such as:


  1. Perform audit risk assessment and determine in-scope processes for reviews.
  2. Perform interviews and develop a deep understanding of the in-scope processes.
  3. Partner and coordinate with the key process owners to obtain any necessary financial and/or transaction data.
  4. Develop preliminary audit scope and approach document based on the result of audit planning and work with the Director of Internal Audit to finalize the audit scope and approach document.
  5. Develop detailed audit testing programs and review them with the Director of Internal Audit and the VP of Internal Audit.
  6. Manage internal and or external audit resources in executing and completing audit plans. Ensure testing plans are executed within the agreed-upon timeline and testing procedures. Update testing procedures to reflect additional issues/risks identified during testing.
  7. Obtain and review audit evidence ensuring conclusions/recommendations are well-documented and fully supported.
  8. Identify opportunities for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of operational, financial, and compliance processes.
  9. Ensure audit conclusions/recommendations are based upon a complete understanding of the process, internal control, circumstances, and risk to the organization.
  10. Prepare written recommendations that are relevant, practical, and effectively address and corrects areas of control concern and process inefficiencies and communicate findings/process improvement recommendations to process owners.
  11. Lead meetings to discuss testing results and recommendations with process owners. Partner with the process owners to develop action plans to address process inefficiencies and failures arising from the testing process.
  12. Supervise and coach staff and/or consultants assigned to the engagements and provide leadership, guidance and direction for all areas that are associated with the audit project deliverables. Communicate assigned tasks to the engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise, ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient audit results.


  1. Play a key role in the Annual ERM Process including but not limited to performing interviews with key Senior executives in the discussions of company risks, performing risk rating based on feedbacks from the interviews, creating heatmap and PowerPoint presentation to present the ERM results to the Senior Management. Promote an overall risk ERM awareness in the company.


  1. Assist IA management in identifying and implementing processes and audit methodology to ensure that Internal Audit is performing its work in accordance with established professional standards and remain abreast of emerging trends and best practices that can be incorporated into the function.




(Other important duties/responsibilities)


  1. Lead a team in performing special reviews, company restaurant and franchise audits, and operational audits.


  1. Participate on key company and departmental projects and provide processes and controls expertise and advice.


  1. Remain current and increase knowledge in the key risk areas for quick services restaurant business in the utilizing self-study and/or continuing education.


  1. Perform other job responsibilities and duties as assigned by department leadership.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.
  • Certification: MBA, CIA, CPA or equivalent.


  • At least 5 years of meaningful experience in internal audit and at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in performing ERM and/or managing operational audits.


  • Experience in performing ERM and/or managing operational audits.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; able to express complex ideas in simple terms; well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to challenge; very strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to rapidly assimilate knowledge of processes and systems.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to independently complete and manage multiple assignments with varying deadlines.
  • Possesses strong intellectual curiosity and business acumen. Must be a self-starter.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel up to 15% required.



  • Food service industry experience.
  • Experience using Internal Audit Electronic Workpaper Platform.
  • Exposure in using Oracle ERP financial system.
  • Experience in data analytics.
  • Experience in data visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI.
  • Strong project management skill




  • Administratively: 1-2
  • Functionally: 2-5 (depending on the specific Internal Audit project)

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