Vice President of Internal Audit
Company: Hayward Industries, Inc.
Posted on: February 20, 2021
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Locations US-NC-Clemmons - US-NJ-Berkeley Heights Posted Date 3
days ago (1/15/2021 2:28 PM) Job ID 2021-2807 Overview Hayward
Overview: Hayward is the largest manufacturer of residential
swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence
in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing.
Headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, we design,
manufacture and market a full line of residential and commercial
pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners,
salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and
energy solutions at our company owned facilities in North Carolina,
Tennessee, Arizona, Rhode Island, Spain and China. We have
distribution facilities in France, Canada and Arizona.
For over 80 years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by
manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment.
Hayward listens to our customers' needs and makes sure they are
implemented during the design and manufacturing process. The goal
is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential
and commercial swimming pool and spa. With the onset of the
Covid-19 pandemic, our products are in higher demand as families
are focusing on their backyards for enhanced leisure enjoyment.
Position Overview: The development of an internal audit department
is critical to the management of our growing, global
organization.The Director - Internal Audit is responsible for the
overall direction and leadership of the internal audit function and
is responsible for planning and conducting operational, financial,
and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal
controls and organizational risk.The Director will manage audits
including the evaluation of internal controls, performing and
documenting audit test work, communicating audit issues to
management, writing audit reports, identifying and evaluating
emerging areas of organizational risk.This individual will lead an
outsourced staff whose scope of activities will be comprehensive
including providing value-added analysis on business operations,
internal controls and risk management and ensures audit work
conforms to the Standards of the Professional Practice of Internal
Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of
Internal Auditors.The Director, reports functionally to the Audit
Committee of Hayward's Board of Directors and administratively to
the Chief Financial Officer. Responsibilities Responsibilities:
- Manage all internal audit activity to coordinate audit
projects, assessments, and regulatory audit requirements to fulfill
the purposes and responsibilities approved by senior management and
the Audit Committee of the Board.
- Develop and execute a plan to remedy identified Material
Weaknesses within the next 18 months.
- Prepare the company for eventual Sarbanes-Oxley
- Provide risk management and internal control leadership and
support regarding effective operating and designed controls, risk
mitigation strategies and overall compliance with policies and
- Manage and review all test work, including the internal control
environment and promoting continuous enhancements and improvement
of financial and operational controls, processes and system
- Responsible for the overall work quality of the internal audit
unit, which includes maintaining or updating, as necessary, the
unit's quality assurance standards.
- Perform annual risk assessment during audit planning and
development of the audit strategy, audit plan and audit scope.
- Establish and maintain key relationships throughout the
organization as a means of obtaining information needed to perform
functional duties, provide business advisory service and to provide
- Professionally communicates both verbally and in writing and
prepares formal presentations with executive summaries and
recommendations based on audit results to senior management and the
Audit Committee of the board.
- Oversee the execution of other tasks or special projects when
required by management such as review of system implementations,
due diligence reviews, and internal investigations. Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor
(CIA) or related designation
- 7-15 years of relevant experience in a professional audit
capacity. Relevant experience includes work in a public accounting
firm with at least 5 years in a manufacturing and distribution
- 7 years of staff management experience.
- Advanced knowledge of audit principles and theory, the
Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) standards, Statutory
Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,
American Institute of Certified Public Accounting standards, and
internal audit department policies
- Ability to provide continuous performance feedback and
encourage growth and development of staff.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the
proven ability to present and explain complex information and
suggest process improvements to diverse audiences including the
Board of Directors.
- Should be analytical and technical while being able to
synthesize information to non-accountants.
- Ability to effectively establish and maintain working
relationships with peers, senior leadership and all levels of the
organization, with a positive and professional image.
- Innate ability to inspire and motivate others to perform
- Experience with PE owned businesses is a major plus.
- Significant experience in Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and
compliance is essential.
- Proficient in use of Excel, Word, Google Forms, PowerPoint, and
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