Internal Audit Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 12/27/2020

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The Internal Audit Manager assists the Internal Audit Director in completing the annual audit plan objectives. 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 and performs audit fieldwork to ensure timely execution within quality standards and conformance to audit policies and procedures. Assesses issues for impact to business processes, controls and strategies, and makes appropriate recommendations based on the big 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 audits which will address IT, compliance, operational, and fraud-related risks to identify opportunities where internal controls and business processes can be cost effectively enhanced. (Travel 15-20%)
  • Develop and document control opportunities and communicate them to management both orally and in written reports. 
  • Communicates results and recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of management.
  • Develops a working knowledge of the Company to effectively act in a leadership position.
  • Actively develops and maintains positive and collaborative partnerships with internal audit stakeholders.
  • Proactively collaborates with Enterprise Risk, IT, Operations, Finance, 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.
  • Proactively keeps the Internal Audit Director informed regarding status of all audits, special projects, and assigned duties.
  • Leads and develops staff by using good leadership, review and coaching techniques, including transparency in communications with staff and an attitude of collaboration and inclusion.
  • Utilizes advanced data analytics tools and techniques to achieve department objectives.
  • Other duties/special projects based on needs of the business.
  • Participates in recruiting, training and coaching of staff as necessary. 


Directly supervises Internal Audit team members.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assisting the Internal Audit Director with: interviewing, hiring, and training team members; planning, assigning, and managing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of departments including IT, Finance, and Operations.
  • Outstanding writing skills utilizing proper grammar and the ability to document complex processes and concepts clearly.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Good problem solver/creative thinker.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments, deal with interruptions, and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced and growth oriented environment.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Positive attitude, pro-active and resourceful.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance or related fields from a four-year college or university required.
  • Five plus years Internal Audit experience (public accounting or internal audit) required with prior management experience preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of IT and Accounting standards such as ISO, COBIT, NIST, and GAAP a plus.
  • Expertise in data analysis techniques and tools (e.g. PowerBI) preferred.
  • Internal Audit specific data analytics software experience (e.g. ACL, IDEA) a plus.
  • Retail industry experience a plus.


  • CISA, CPA, or CIA certification required.
  • CISSP, CGEIT, CFE and/or other relevant certification(s) 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.