Internal Controls Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/19/2021

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Job Description

Serves as an Analyst in the internal controls function in coordinating and completing documentation and testing of internal controls. Further, the Internal Controls Analyst will perform special projects that enable effective monitoring and performance of internal controls. Executes the control test sampling strategy, tracks audit requests, actively manages their fulfillment and tracks control test status. This position will have the opportunity to work with a diverse set of finance and cross-functional stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include, but are not limited to the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Work with external auditors and off-shore resources to complete control testing plan.
  • Perform analytical reviews and interpretation of financial data and provide understandable explanations to non-financial business partners.
  • Understand daily activities of the department and provide assistance in coordinating and managing the SOX compliance process to ensure daily and period goals/deadlines are met.
  • Assist in providing requested deliverables to the internal and external auditors in conjunction with the quarterly review/year-end audit process.
  • Work with management within the Internal Control function to report and resolve internal control and reconciliation issues.
  • Assist management in assessing and identifying controls needed for new processes and opportunities for operating efficiencies.
  • Understand and complete control testing documentation
  • Evaluate Account Reconciliation quality


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience executing control testing in SOX 404 environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and Accounting Systems/ERP.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, conflict solving and negotiation skills.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills to work in conjunction with other departments, vendors and internal and external customers.
  • Must be a team player who also works well independently.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret results, and make recommendations with respect to accounting treatments.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, interpret and comprehend financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner to common inquiries or complaints from team members, customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to top management, external department heads, customers, clients and other employees.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and
  • Certified Public Accountant license preferred; and
  • 1-3 years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.


Supervises the departmental staff in the absence of the department manager.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities may include training, planning, assigning/directing work and resolving problems.


Certified Public Accountant license preferred.


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.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; 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, 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.