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Internal Audit Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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    Raleigh, NC
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Career Description

Job Description

Why join Advance Internal Audit? 

  • We are building an Internal Audit organization that is molded against best practices; we have not inherited a group that is doing the same “check the box” type audits year after year.  We are an agile audit function integrated into the business allowing us to address the changing needs of the organization. We are NOT a SOX shop!
  • You will be mentored by experienced leaders who are passionate about internal audit and every team member’s growth and development. Our Chief Audit Executive comes after spending 25 years with one of the Big 4, and the two functional IA leaders bring a combined 32 years of diverse audit leadership and experience.
  • Our culture is one of flexibility. A variety of flexible working arrangements allow you to better balance work responsibilities with your obligations at home. Plus, our corporate office boasts a causal dress code!
  • Limited travel. The job would only require 10% travel. No more wasted time in airports, on trains or commuting.
  • Exposure to leadership. Internal Audit is involved in the core of the business. We have built credibility and our leaders seek out Internal Audit as a partner.
  • Learning.  We are committed to ongoing professional development not only through formal training, but through cross functional teaming with the IT audit and Enterprise Risk team.

We are seeking a talented experienced Manager of Internal Audit to join our organization. You will be integrated into the exciting transformation that is taking place by contributing to the streamlining and refinement of new audit processes, developing and managing the execution of the audit plan, and providing leadership to a team of six auditors!


The Internal Audit Manager assists the Senior Manager of Internal Audit in executing the annual audit plan. Oversees and executes assigned areas of audit work, providing day to day coaching and guidance to teammates. Executes audit strategy for the sound application of risk-based auditing by defining audit scope, audit program, and test procedures. Demonstrates strategic thinking and supports change. Oversees audit fieldwork to ensure timely execution within quality standards and conformance to audit policies and procedures. Assesses audit observations for impact to business processes, controls and strategies, and makes pragmatic recommendations based on the bigger picture, considering broad themes and trends. Collaborates and shares audit results with business leaders. Assists in the drafting of quality and timely audit reports. Manages business partner relationships on an ongoing basis. Exercises critical thinking, sound judgment and communication skills to effectively influence management to improve the control environment. When leading an audit engagement, is responsible for day to day coaching, mentoring, and performance feedback. Fosters an inclusive work environment.

This person will lead their team in all areas to include the following duties as well as strive to maintain Advance's vision, mission and culture. 


  • Assists with annual risk assessment process and development of the annual audit plan.
  • Conducts and manages multiple concurrent audits and special projects which will address operational, financial, compliance and fraud-related risks, to identify opportunities where internal controls and business processes can be cost-effectively enhanced.
  • Develops a working knowledge of the Company to effectively act in a leadership position with the company.
  • Actively develops and maintains positive and collaborative partnerships with internal audit stakeholders.
  • Proactively collaborates with Enterprise Risk, IT and SOX teams as well as other internal and external assurance or governance functions as necessary, to ensure proper coverage of risks and minimize duplication of efforts.
  • Researches latest trends and issues in the industry, to communicate emerging risks and determine audit scopes accordingly.
  • Proactively keeps the Senior Manager, Internal Audit informed regarding status of all audits and special projects.
  • Leads and develops staff by using good leadership, review and coaching techniques, including transparency in communications and an attitude of collaboration and inclusion.


  • Ability to manage concurrent audits and special projects, prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet deadlines in a fast paced and growth oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (persuasion, influence, conflict resolution) including the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of departments and leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • Outstanding writing skills utilizing proper grammar and the ability to document complex processes and concepts clearly and concisely for the appropriate audience.
  • Problem solver/critical thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Resourceful, proactive, and intellectually curious.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Ability to travel, typically not to exceed 10%


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or other business related field required. (MBA a plus)
  • 5-10 years relevant experience (public accounting or internal audit) required, including prior management experience. 
  • Working knowledge of COSO, GAAP and the IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing preferred.
  • Prior experience in retail, supply chain, and/or IT Audit a plus.


CPA preferred

CIA a plus


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.