Topic: Internal Audit

Subject: Looking for Internal Audit Manager - SOX Compliance & More!
Barb Zack
Member: 2016
Submitted on 03-27-17 5:45 am
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Internal Audit Manager 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt" target="_blank" data-tn-element="reviewStars" data-tn-variant="vjreviews">152 reviews - Boston, MA 02110

Job Requisition ID : 4341 
Internal Audit Manager 

HMH MISSION: Changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. 

Curious? We get it. We are too. 

HMH is unique. We have been in business since 1832 and we also embrace cutting-edge technology. This means HMH published Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau and we have award-winning apps such as Curious World and 100% of our K-12 products are digitally enabled. We are proud of where we’ve been and excited about where we are going. 

HMH is mission-driven, serving more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide. We help kids learn, and are passionate about it. In fact, it's our mission statement: Changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. 

Many companies talk about it. HMH does it. We offer work-life balance and a flexible work environment and schedule. We are proud to be featured on Flexjobs Top 100 Companies for Flexible Jobs in 2017. 

Last year, HMH employees donated over 4,500 hours of time and energy during our annual Volunteer Week . HMH matches employee donations as well. 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit 

Internal Audit Manager 

HMH is seeking an energetic team player to join their fast-paced internal audit team that is looking to make a difference. The Internal Audit Manager will assist in developing and executing comprehensive audit programs that are responsive to the operational, financial and information technology control risks across all divisions and subsidiaries of the Company. In this highly visible role, the individual will have broad exposure to the finance organization as well as on the Executive level. The position will report into the Vice President of Internal Audit and manage the execution, monitoring and reporting of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley. The Internal Audit Manager will also work with the Director of Internal Audit to manage process improvement and audits. 

Functional Description:
Lead the SOX Steering Committee and presenting status updates and status of the Company’s SOX program to executive leaders. 

Participate on steering committees of other key company initiatives. 

Manages co-source audit staff for SOX control design evaluation and effectiveness testing and budget. 

Partner with business leaders on process standardization and key control optimization. 

Collaborate with external auditors to ensure a timely and efficient completion of SOX-404 and ensure maximize reliance. Documents and works with management on remediation of control deficiencies. 

Manages operational audits to drive cost savings efficiencies and process improvements. Support value driven, analytics based audits. 

Seeks and implements continuous opportunities for internal audit and SOX process improvements. 

Builds long-term relationships with senior management to better understand the company’s culture and management directives. 

Experience, Skills, and Education:
5-8 years of relevant work experience at an external audit firm or in an internal audit role at a public company working on audits and SOX. 

Experience with education/technology industry a plus. 

CPA is required; CIA or CISA a plus. 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline. 

Experience in collaborating with all levels of an organization’s management team and with external auditors. 

Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills. 

Exceptional project management skills. 

Strong computer skills and advanced Excel experience. ACL Analytics expertise a plus. Experience with SAP a plus. 

Self-motivated team player with positive attitude. 

Travel Requirements: Travel up to 10% 

Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

HMH is not taking any resumes or inquiries from third party agencies for this search. 
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