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Internal Auditor

Company: Linde
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Head of Internal Audit Americas / Senior Audit Manager / Project Manager: Performs worldwide, with focus on North America, independent, objective assurance and consulting activities in order to add value and improves the organization's operations and monitors the compliance of the risk management system and continuous improvement of the systems in place.

  • Identify and assess fundamental economic risks within the area of responsibility ensuring the sustainable commercial success of the business.
  • Monitor the reliability and effectiveness of management and other controls in the area of responsibility
  • Provide independent, pragmatic advice and defining adequate preventative and protective measures
  • Continuous monitoring of the efficiency of all business processes and procedures
  • Monitor Global Business Controls in consultation with the Head of Audit Americas Hub
  • Evaluate savings potentials and definition of action plans to achieve the defined objectives
  • Monitor the implementation of the submitted proposals and recommended actions

    • Participating in the coordination of audit contents, objective and schedule in order to ensure an efficient accomplishment of the audit, together with the department(s) audited.
    • Gathering, analyzing and evaluating audit relevant data prior to the start of the audit in order to improve the result and the quality of the audit under the professional guidance of the audit manager.
    • Supporting the senior / project manager conducting the introductory meeting in order to ensure a common understanding of the objectives and proceedings of the audit as well as a good cooperation with all parties concerned in the audited unit.
    • Analysis and evaluation of processes of particular, individually audited topics within the scope of the audit conducted, at the same time development of proposals for process improvements and risk minimization, under the guidance of the senior / project manager.
    • Supporting the senior / project manager in the preparation of information to the responsible process owners and the management of the audited unit about the audit results after the completion of the audit in order to ensure that the audit results are implemented immediately or in the near future, and to ensure a climate of cooperative team-work with the audited unit.
    • Preparation of the final audit report in respect of individually audited topics in cooperation with the senior / project manager, in order to inform the board and other members of the management of the business segment and the audited division, as well as to ensure the implementation of all audit results after the final consultation regarding the content with the responsible representatives of the audited unit.
    • Participating in the control of the implementation of all audit results in order to ensure the improvement of the profitability of the unit audited; In case of problems, with the support of the line manager.
    • In case of individually conducted audit topics, calculation and assessment of evaluation approaches and bookkeeping-records in order to ensure generally accepted accounting standards within the year-end reporting of The Linde Group and the timely detection of negative/unfavourable developments within individual business units, under the guidance of the senior / project manager and in coordination with the line manager.


      Educational Requirements / Experience
      • Master's Degree in business administration or a related field (a higher degree is an asset)
      • At least 2 years postgraduate experience
      • Due to the international shape of the Linde Group, the Auditor should be multilingual (English and Spanish (or Portuguese); any further language is an asset).

        Technical Skills
        • Basic knowledge of the accounting principles as defined in US-GAAP/IFRS
        • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting and of financial records and transactions.
        • Understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, KonTraG, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures
        • Knowledge of other regulations affecting businesses

          Auditing Skills
          • Under supervision: able to support special audits or investigations including due-diligence work, post-acquisition reviews and fraud investigations.
          • Ability to gain the confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude.
          • Ability to gather, analyse, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
          • Knowledge of International Auditing Standards.

            IT Skills
            • Experienced in use of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

              Editorial/Reporting/Presentation Skills
              • Ability to maintain and update company audit relevant standards, guidelines, procedures, checklists, and dedicated programs.
              • Able to write complete, concise, logical, well laid-out reports and presentations.
              • Competent to give confident oral presentations to management or colleagues.
                All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

                *Role will be filled at a salary/level commensurate with experience.

Keywords: Linde, Danbury , Internal Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Danbury, Connecticut

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