Head of Internal Audit

Head of Internal Audit
Lehigh Valley, PA

Job Description

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for a Head of Internal Audit.  This person will be responsible for building the Internal Audit function, designing and executing global internal audits, and driving the department’s strategy in support of corporate goals and company-wide initiatives. 

The Internal Audit Manager must be able to champion internal controls and corporate governance concepts throughout all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable presenting to senior management.  They will also oversee co-sourcing partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead the internal audit function at Lutron
  • Develop and mentor audit team members and employees on rotational assignments
  • Lead internal audits in the areas of Manufacturing, Operations, Accounting, Sales, Engineering, and Legal/Compliance.  Perform process walk throughs and testing of controls.
  • Design and execute risk-based annual audit work programs to discover any internal control deficiencies or breakdowns
  • Partner with all levels of staff to identify the root cause of control breakdowns and make recommendations to help Lutron reduce risk
  • Drive consensus across the organization to advance the Internal Audit function and create improved internal controls
  • Anticipate and adjust to shifting business needs
  • Partner with Continuous Improvement function
  • Effectively utilize internal and external resources to identify industry best practices and implement appropriately at Lutron
  • Build strong relationships with external auditors, internal audit consultants, the Audit Committee, and Senior Management
  • Prepare and present updates for quarterly Audit Committee meetings
  • Draft internal audit reports focusing on process improvements.  Deliver audit reports to the auditee and management and openly discuss the observation, associated risks, recommendation and agreed upon management action plan
  • Follow up on management action plans to ensure that controls are implemented and risks have been appropriately mitigated
  • Provide advice/guidance during the implementation of new business processes or tools

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.  CPA, CIA, and/or MBA preferred
  • 7-10 years minimum work experience.  Public accounting experience preferred
  • 5 years of Internal Audit experience required
  • Expertise in internal control concepts required
  • Experience building/leading an Internal Audit function required
  • Proficiency in audit analytic software (ACL, IDEA, etc.) preferred
  • Experience working for a privately held company preferred
  • Proven ability to successfully drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong leadership skills and business acumen
  • Excellent judgement
  • Team player and a self-starter
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proven ability to obtain management buy-in for constructive change
  • Willingness to travel approximately 15%

Lutron Electronics position as the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide, our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in double digit growth annually. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services

Lutron offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and professional work environment. We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities, courses offered through Lutron University and advancement opportunities. For more information, view our website at www.lutron.com. EOE/AA.

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