VP of Internal Audit




Chicago, Illinois

Full-Time/Regular

RITM0020043

 

 

Job Description

 

Launched in 1998, Cars.com is a leading online destination that offers information from experts and consumers to help car shoppers and owners buy, sell and service their vehicles. With more than 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com offers millions of new and used vehicle listings, reviews, unbiased editorial content, and a wide range of shopping tools. Despite being a nearly 20-year-old company, Cars.com has maintained its startup culture as a fun, fast-paced environment with highly-engaged employees who are committed to constant innovation. Cars.com’s growing workforce also enjoys a good work/life balance, career stability, strong resources, growth and career development opportunities, health and wellness programs, an attractive compensation and benefits package, work from home options, flex hours and more. Cars.com has been—and will continue to be—a great place to work.  

Change is in our DNA, and 2017 has been no exception! We've moved to a new Chicago HQ @ 300 S. Riverside, acquired DealerRater, the largest online ratings platform for car dealerships and became a free-standing, publicly traded company on the NYSE!

A key member of the Finance and Accounting leadership team, the VP, Internal Audit holds primary responsibility for the Company’s annual internal audit plan and oversight of its enterprise risk management process. This role is highly visible to the Executive Leadership Team, Senior Business Leadership Team, Finance and Information Technology teams with reporting responsibility to the Audit Committee as well as the Chief Financial Officer and significant interaction with external advisors.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish an effective, comprehensive internal audit and risk program to be applied across the Company based on companywide risk assessment process; develop processes and procedures to support the function.
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  • Develop a communication plan and strategy about the function, and develop an education plan for stakeholders about their roles and responsibilities.
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  • Manage and coordinate the planning and execution of a comprehensive audit program directed at assessing the Company's compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Evaluate all corporate & control deficiencies and management action plans.
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  • Work directly with Company leadership and external advisors to identify operational and financial risks and strategic themes. Use the risk assessment to recommend an audit plan for approval by the Audit Committee.
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  • Lead an external team that analyzes and evaluates the performance of the Company’s financial, operational, and managerial processes systems to identify risks, areas for improvement, and to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards.
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  • Explain and discuss potential risks, issues and opportunities with Company leaders to promote a strong compliance culture. Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action when needed.
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  • Working closely with the Chief Legal Officer to facilitate development of an Enterprise Risk Management program.
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  • Participate in special projects or other duties as needed.
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Required Skills

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish an effective, comprehensive internal audit and risk program to be applied across the Company based on companywide risk assessment process; develop processes and procedures to support the function.
  •  

  • Develop a communication plan and strategy about the function, and develop an education plan for stakeholders about their roles and responsibilities.
  •  

  • Manage and coordinate the planning and execution of a comprehensive audit program directed at assessing the Company's compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Evaluate all corporate & control deficiencies and management action plans.
  •  

  • Work directly with Company leadership and external advisors to identify operational and financial risks and strategic themes. Use the risk assessment to recommend an audit plan for approval by the Audit Committee.
  •  

  • Lead an external team that analyzes and evaluates the performance of the Company’s financial, operational, and managerial processes systems to identify risks, areas for improvement, and to ensure that the Company complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards.
  •  

  • Explain and discuss potential risks, issues and opportunities with Company leaders to promote a strong compliance culture. Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action when needed.
  •  

  • Working closely with the Chief Legal Officer to facilitate development of an Enterprise Risk Management program.
  •  

  • Participate in special projects or other duties as needed.
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Required Experience

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related field, CIA preferred
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  • 15+ years of audit experience, including time in leadership within a corporate Internal Audit function of a U.S. public company public accounting firm experience required
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  • Sarbanes Oxley expert
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  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
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  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
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  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
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  • High energy, positive, collaborative and approachable work style
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  • Sound business acumen and the ability to weigh risk and opportunity
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  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships across all business functions, with all levels of management, with internal and external stakeholders
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  • Ability to adapt quickly to change
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