Director Audit Services
Company: Hanes Brands
Posted on: September 10, 2021
As a member of Audit Services department, the Director Audit
Services assists the Vice President Audit Services with management
of department, with a strong focus of the oversight on coordinating
HBI’s efforts to achieve compliance with the legal requirements of
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulations. Develops and maintains
strong working relationships with management. Supervises,
trains, counsels and recruits department members to maximize their
professional development. The role includes providing
accounting and financial audit guidance, to help ensure accurate
accounting and financial reporting and compliance with US GAAP is
maintained by HBI.
Lead SOX compliance program across the business.
Responsible for the SOX testing and compliance for corporate
governance issues - the "tone at the top" requirements.
Establish corporate policy in all Sarbanes-Oxley related matters by
understanding and interpreting regulatory requirements in this
Provide guidance, direction and review of Sarbanes Oxley compliance
program, including execution of management testing.
Act as the Company expert in SOX matters and as a mentor at all
Maintain and update the SOX internal control framework
Review and test accounting policies, procedures and internal
controls to assure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
Manage the SOX review team to ensure on-time project
Interface with Company's independent auditors to help regarding SOX
and other matters.
Interface with Company’s independent auditors to make sure
integrated audit and leverage of SOX testing and internal audit
work is maximized.
Ensure risk based audit approach provides alignment of SOX &
internal audit projects with risks that are properly identified,
financial, strategic and operational policies and
Provides quality assurance through review of work performed by
others in delivery of audit projects and SOX
Oversee the department’s Information Technology audit function.
Work closely with the Senior Manager IT Audit, to assess areas of
risk, scope audits to be performed, and assess findings, with an
emphasis on how IT system issues effect the larger business
concerns of the company.
Ensure integrated internal audit approach is developed for all
projects to maximize finance, operational, IT and SOX
Maintain testing procedure & policy to ensure proper sampling
methods are used that allows the company to reach an assessment as
to the effectiveness of internal controls.
Ensure compliance by the department with IIA standards sufficient
to support the Quality Assurance Review program.
Provides technical support and advisory services to corporate
functions such as tax, treasury, human resources, external
reporting and corporate accounting to help ensure the proper
internal controls, including those over financial reporting, have
been identified and documented.
Partners with the Legal department regarding issues raised through
the Global Ethics and Compliance (GEC) program at HBI. Available to
investigate GEC issues, particularly those with a potential impact
on the company financial reports.
Provides reporting to management to keep them apprised of potential
control weaknesses and deficiencies in order that they can be
remediated them in a timely manner.
Provides reporting used by corporate management and the Audit
Committee to monitor progress on open internal control and SOX
issues, to help ensure they are remediated
Manages the Senior Manager IT Audit, Audit Senior Manager, Finance,
Manager Audit Finance & one Senior Auditor.
Provide oversight for remainder of Audit Services staff,
particularly in relationship to their involvement with SOX
Provide oversight and support to our International Audit Services
Responsible to help recruit, train, coach and mentor Audit Services
personnel to help develop talent and identify future
Minimum qualifications required to fulfill the responsibilities in
an acceptable manner:
Education/Degrees: BS degree required; MBA degree a
Certificates/Licenses: CPA required. Other professional
certification (CIA, CFE, etc.) desirable.
Special Skills: Requires an individual with a demonstrated ability
to work independently and analyze, investigate and resolve
accounting related issues with many internal and external contacts.
The ideal candidate has experience developing and documenting
accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Years/types of experience : 12+ years of accounting experience
including at least 8 years of recent internal audit management or
public accounting experience with emphasis on audit of SEC
registrants; 5-7 years supervisory experience. Prominent
project management role within the Sarbanes Oxley compliance
function (assuming internal audit is responsible for SOX) of a US
public company required. Must be a strong communicator and
have excellent influencing and interpersonal skills. Must
have strong technical knowledge of US GAAP and current audit
regulations. Strong organizational skills are a must, coupled
with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Required travel: 10-20%
Preferred experience, skills, and education that are not
required for job but beneficial to role:
International financial reporting and experience dealing with
international divisions of U.S. based companies preferred.
Experience with SAP desired. Apparel industry
experiences a plus. Foreign language skills (particularly
Spanish or Chinese) a plus.
Competencies or behavioral characteristics required to accomplish
primary accountabilities of job:
An effective Director Audit Services should exhibit the following
The ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of
management and staff
Initiative and creativity while working with minimal
Persuasive written and verbal communications, i.e., effective,
goal-oriented, efficient, proactive
Effective negotiation and facilitation skills
Effective conflict resolution skills
Effective coaching and mentoring skills
Effective relationship building skills
Ambitious, goal-oriented (establish goals and monitor
Willingness to accept responsibility for additional
Proactive self-marketing of accomplishments and networking to
Willingness and ability to travel (10-20%)
Desire to be groomed as successor candidate for the VP Audit
Ability to coach direct reports to foster their professional
Propensity to act as consultant to management to identify win-win
Effective delegation of audit tasks to develop staff
Effective team building
Effective supervision of audit teams
Effective management of internal audit process
Provide timely constructive feedback to audit team to encourage
Facilitate discussions with management
Serve as information source for management and audit
Manage upward and downward
Provide support to fellow managers on a variety of
Possess deep based knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley compliance
History in managing SOX compliance team efforts
Understanding of SOX documentation and management testing
procedures and requirements.
Design risk-based audits
Thorough understanding of GAAP, GAAS, Finance and Executive
Understanding of Global Ethics management, and ability to
investigate potential fraud incidents.
Highly refined analytical skills to quickly review and analyze
business operations to identify financial and operating problems
Thorough knowledge regarding the effective use of technology to
execute effective risk-based audits.
Understanding of business strategy, organizational design, and
other business functions.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the
United States and should not require now, or in the future,
sponsorship for employment visa status
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process should contact us directly:
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