Staff Internal Auditor
Scotts Miracle-Gro

Marysville, Ohio

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today's gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.

We are looking for a Staff Auditor who will join our Internal Audit team in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Staff Auditor is responsible for executing operational and compliance audits, as well as management's annual SOX compliance testing. The Staff Auditor will develop an understanding of key business processes, perform test procedures, recommend corrective actions, and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates should have demonstrated initiative, critical thinking, time management skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

In this role you will:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the Company's key business processes, risks, and control activities
  • Execute test procedures in accordance with the department's audit methodology
  • Communicate project status and test results timely and effectively to project management and key stakeholders
  • Assist with the preparation of project materials and deliverables (i.e., reports, memos, presentations)
  • Work with project management and key stakeholders to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and/or improve business process efficiency/effectiveness to ultimately add value
  • Own self-development through continuing education (e.g., off-site training, webcasts)

Core Areas of Focus:
  • Operational Audit
    • Focused on assessing key operational and financial processes, risks, and control activities
    • Examples of scope include business units, manufacturing facilities, corporate functions, vendor relationships, customer relationships, and acquisition activity
  • Compliance Audit
    • Focused on assessing compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as well as the processes that support compliance
    • Examples of scope include state and federal pesticide compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, and state and federal transportation compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") Compliance
    • Assist with Internal Audit's overall SOX compliance efforts, with specific responsibility for business process controls testing
    • Focused on performing testing of our SOX framework to support management's assessment of control framework design, implementation, and operating effectiveness
    • Responsible for assisting control owners with maintaining the SOX control framework
    • Develop / enhance relationships with external auditor management and key members of the business' management team

What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Finance, or other business discipline preferred
  • Up to two (2) years of experience in Accounting, Finance, Audit, or other related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems a plus, but not required
  • Experience using data analysis tools such as ACL a plus, but not required

Some other nice-to-haves:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to form working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Ability to consider various points of view
  • Ability to think with a process improvement orientation and controls consciousness
  • Ability to identify business risks and mitigating control activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieve departmental objectives
  • Willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) as required (travel is variable both in frequency and duration and could amount to 20% or more)

Here at ScottsMiracle-Gro, we believe providing an enriching and engaging employee experience is what sets us apart from other organizations. We recognize our employees are so much more than just their job title so we offer programs and benefits that support them in all aspects of their lives. Wondering how we do it? Below is a glimpse of our highlight reel...
  • Our Live Total Health program provides you with options to align to your personal needs. Selections range from medical, dental and visioncoverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependents to an outstanding wellness reimbursement program to an unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%)as well as a 15% discount on company stock and much more
  • We know ourtalent is our most precious asset and your unique development contributes to our organization's success now and in the future. Career growth at our company is not always a ladder. It's much more like a rock climbing adventure. Grow through exploration and experiences rather than a predictable linear path.
  • We value the importance of family. We provide access to Maven Family Planning and up to $30,000 to accommodate for adoption, fertility and surrogacy.
  • Be part of something bigger by joining one of our Employee Resource Groups focusing on diversity and inclusion, family, education and sustainability: Scotts Women's Network, Scotts Black Employees' Network, Scotts Veterans' Network, Scotts Young Professionals, Scotts Pride Network (GroPride), Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), Scotts Family TREE and our Associate Boards.
  • Join a company with a strong belief in giving back to the communities where we live and work. We have a shared passion for service and volunteerism and believe participating in community service benefits our communities and strengthens our team.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent communities.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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