Senior Director, Internal Audit
American Woodmark

Winchester, Virginia


American Woodmark Corporation is looking to add a Director of Internal Audit position at our office in Winchester, VA. The Director of Internal Audit reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and has an administrative reporting relationship with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

This position oversees all global internal auditing activities and directs an internal audit staff including outsourced service providers. The Director, Internal Audit is responsible for:


• Pursuing professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional associate memberships as well as sharing information gained with co-workers to contribute to the growth and development of the Internal Audit Department.

• Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the internal audit staff.

• Review operating efficiencies by analyzing and evaluating financial and operating procedures at all levels of the organization and provide recommendations to increase the operating efficiencies of the specific procedures of the function.

• Leading and developing the internal audit staff.

• Analyzing and evaluating the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Company's operations

• Ensure audit findings are properly communicated with management and appropriately tracked through remediation.

• Review, evaluate and document the soundness and effectiveness of internal financial controls in the Company using established industry standard audit procedures and processes.


• Develop and implement an internal audit plan including the issuance of initial Internal Audit Reports and follow-up tracking on the resolution of problems identified in reports issued by Internal Audit.

• Direct activities relating to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, particularly requirements as defined by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

• Designing and implementing an internal audit plan to assist Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors in ensuring an adequate system of internal controls and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

• Track the status of Internal Audit issues and perform follow-up testing as needed to ensure complete remediation of an identified issue.

• Support activities initiated by the Audit Committee in fulfillment of their duties as outlined in the Audit Committee Charter.

• Assisting external auditors in the performance of quarterly and annual audit procedures.

• Maintain the process and controls database, with accompanying process maps and narratives, to ensure continued compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 requirements.

• Compile working papers in accordance with IIA Standards.

• Ensure audit testing utilizes appropriate sampling techniques and data analysis (in accordance with Internal Audit's policies and procedures and IIA standards).

• Other special studies and projects as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or Audit Committee.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.


• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.

• CPA, CIA or CISA certification preferred.

• 10+ years of public / internal auditing required, preferably in a manufacturing environment or public accounting firm; 5 years supervisory experience.

• Expert in the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley.

• Establishing SOX controls for prior private company.

• Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office products (i.e. Outlook, Excel and Word) and assorted financial, inventory and operational systems.

• Familiarity with Idea or other data analytics software a plus.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Excellent analytical skills.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Ability to understand, establish and effectively manage complex tasks and priorities.

• Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills.

• Experience integrating acquisitions.

• Ability to foster dialogue at a senior level in adversarial circumstances.

• Ability to travel up to 50% (occasional weekend and evening travel required).


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and utilize general office equipment such as a telephone, calculator, and personal computer. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift a minimum of 20 pounds.


Typical office environment. The noise level is usually moderate. The employee must be able to travel extensively and be willing to spend extended time auditing various functions requiring presence in the manufacturing environment. Occasional weekend work and extended evening hours is required

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