First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.
Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Internal Auditor to join our team in our Great Neck, NY headquarters location. The Internal Auditor will be integrally involved assisting in the determination of the adequacy and effectiveness of the company’s systems of internal accounting and operating controls. The Internal Auditor will review operations and business processes within the company to assess whether they are efficiently and effectively carrying out their functions in accordance with management instructions, policies, and procedures, in a manner consistent with company objectives. This position will report to the Director of Internal Audit and will have exposure to senior management, which provides significant opportunities for growth and career advancement within the Company. This position has potential for increased responsibilities in the short-term as well as long-term opportunities for continued development.
Primary responsibilities include:
Participate in internal audit reviews.
Scope, plan and conduct risk-based financial, operational, and compliance internal audit reviews, including writing of work programs, performing detailed audit planning, executing testing procedures, and documenting results.
Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and operating practices.
Document audit work performed in accordance with department standards to support audit procedures performed and conclusions reached for assigned projects.
Develop audit findings that include practical recommendations for improvements to policies, procedures and processes.
Communicate issues and proposed solutions to management, and agree on management action plans.
Holding management accountable to audit findings and action plans to ensure timely implementation and completion.
Lead special projects, such as competitive intelligence, acquisition analysis, ad-hoc projects, supporting the Corporate Finance team.
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
BA/BS degree in Finance or Accounting.
CPA or in progress, preferred.
Strong knowledge of GAAP.
Understanding of IT controls.
Ability to understand and document business processes.
Comfortable addressing all levels within the organization.
Demonstrated can-do attitude and an interest in self-development and continuous learning.
Team oriented individual with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with a flexible disposition.
Superior critical thinking, time management, and analytical skills.
Ability to work in a confidential manner due to access to information of a sensitive nature.
Some experience or exposure to internal audit or internal controls, preferably in a consumer products or manufacturing environment, preferred.
Travel requirement: Approximately 20-30%, mostly domestic.
Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!
First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations. As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.
First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.