Description The Global Assurance Lead Internal Auditor conducts integrated internal audits and special reviews to provide assurance regarding the existence and effectiveness of financial, operational, and technology internal controls. The Lead Internal Auditor plans and executes routine audit assignments in accordance with accepted professional and departmental standards and prepares formal written reports to management summarizing audit results.
As a Lead Auditor, you will be part of an audit team comprised of an Audit Manager and two-three peers to perform six to eight audits annually, often concurrently, in various CME subject and processes areas. You will leverage your strong audit and analytic skills to participate in business process reviews to help establish the scope of the audits. Your professional skepticism and ability to efficiently understand and deconstruct processes will allow you to identify and asses risk. You will provide coaching to junior members of the team throughout the execution of the audit. You will use your strong oral and written communication skills to professionally conduct interviews with our business partners, clearly and accurately document results of your tests, and effectively communicate results to GA leadership. In addition to performing audits, you will have the opportunity to participate on continuous improvement projects to improve the overall efficiency and quality of department activities and deliverables.
Principal Accountabilities: ??? Execute annual audit plan, serve as a trusted advisor to the business (e.g., Advisory Reviews), identify opportunities to share data with business to drive continuous improvement. ??? Create accurate, logical and detailed work-papers clearly describing the work performed, results of testing and conclusions reached. ??? Design and execute audits to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, verify compliance with corporate policies and procedures, and identify opportunities to enhance operating efficiencies and/or reduce costs. ??? Provide recommendations to management for strengthening controls and work with management to develop acceptable solutions to mitigate risk. ??? Prepare comprehensive written reports detailing the results of the audit. ??? Assist Audit Manager with monitoring project status, milestones, and budgets, and ensuring that the staff maintains an acceptable level of productivity and quality. ??? Maintain and promote knowledge of the CME's operations, including policies and procedures and any applicable regulatory requirements. ??? Manage positive and collaborative business relationships with GA's clients (auditees) and business partners (e.g., other internal risk management functions) to support effective and efficient risk assessment and audit execution. ??? Participate in risk assessment discussions to inform the annual audit plan. ??? Assist in acclimation and training of other GA team members. ??? Assist Audit Manager to provide direction to project team, contribute to Auditor Development Forms (for delivery by the Audit Manager), and monitor project status and budgets, and ensure overall quality of work.
Skills & Software Requirements: ??? Bachelor's degree with significant coursework in Accounting, Finance, Business. ??? 5+ years in internal auditing conducting financial or operational audits. Prior experience in conducting meetings and preparing and delivering presentations to line, middle and senior management. ??? CPA, CIA, or CFE preferred, but not required. ??? Microsoft Professional Office Applications, including MS PowerPoint and Visio. Data Analysis tools (Tableau, ACL, Business Objects, MS Access) and Archer or similar electronic work paper tools desirable, but not required.
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