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Director Audit Services

Company: Hanes Brands
Location: King
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

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 area.
  • 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 locations.
  • Maintain and update the SOX internal control framework program.
  • Review and test accounting policies, procedures and internal controls to assure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines.
  • Manage the SOX review team to ensure on-time project delivery.
  • 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 goals.
  • Provides quality assurance through review of work performed by others in delivery of audit projects and SOX projects.
  • 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 needs.
  • 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 appropriately.
  • 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 activities.
  • Provide oversight and support to our International Audit Services teams.
  • Responsible to help recruit, train, coach and mentor Audit Services personnel to help develop talent and identify future leaders.

Minimum qualifications required to fulfill the responsibilities in an acceptable manner:

  • Education/Degrees: BS degree required; MBA degree a plus
  • 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 characteristics:

  • Interpersonal
    • The ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff
    • Initiative and creativity while working with minimal supervision
    • 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
  • Career
    • Ambitious, goal-oriented (establish goals and monitor progress)
    • Willingness to accept responsibility for additional projects
    • Proactive self-marketing of accomplishments and networking to establish relationships
    • Willingness and ability to travel (10-20%) (Flexibility)
    • Desire to be groomed as successor candidate for the VP Audit Services role
  • Leadership
    • Ability to coach direct reports to foster their professional development
    • Propensity to act as consultant to management to identify win-win solutions
    • 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 continuous improvement
    • Facilitate discussions with management
    • Serve as information source for management and audit team
    • Manage upward and downward
    • Provide support to fellow managers on a variety of issues
  • Technical
    • Possess deep based knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements
    • 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 Policies
    • 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 and opportunities.
    • 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


EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:    

Telephone: 877.999.5553


Keywords: Hanes Brands, Winston-Salem , Director Audit Services, Other , King, North Carolina

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