|Associate Internal Auditor|
|The Team: Morningstar’s Finance team is responsible for planning, forecasting, and analyzing the company’s financial results. The team works collaboratively with our business groups to support them with timely and insightful information to make informed business decisions. |
The Role: Morningstar’s Internal Audit Services seeks a highly motivated Associate Internal Auditor who thrives on new experiences and challenges. As an Internal Auditor, you will play an integral role in evaluating the company’s business processes and effectiveness of internal controls. You will have the opportunity to work closely with all levels of management on a variety of financial, operational, information technology, and compliance reviews. You will evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting as part of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance activities and recommend changes to strengthen controls for increased efficiencies and reduced risks. This role reports to the Internal Audit Manager and is based in our Chicago office.
+ Assist with the planning and execution of financial, operational, information technology, and compliance related reviews.
+ Perform walkthroughs of complex business processes and test the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
+ Document work and assist in the preparation of observations and recommendations for corrective action.
+ Effectively apply the COSO internal control framework and US GAAP accounting principles.
+ Serve as a consultant and business partner with management.
+ Two to four years of internal or external audit experience.
+ A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field.
+ Action-oriented, self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
+ Comfortable working both independently or in teams and working within a complex environment.
+ Ability to diagnose problems, determine root causes, and recommend solutions to complex challenges.
+ Experience in working for a Big 4 or Tier-Two public accounting firm and experience in using data extraction and analysis software a preferred.
+ Professional accreditation (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA) is preferred.
+ Willingness to travel to domestic and international offices (25%).