Audit Manager

at Packaging Corporation of America in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Audit Manager
Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA
 Req #19941
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.


People * Customers * Trust

The Internal Audit Manager will play a key role in the development and execution of a risk-based audit plan and will lead the implementation of various Internal Audit Department initiatives. The Audit Manager is responsible for supporting the Internal Audit team in the execution of a risk-based audit plan, including assurance and advisory services, development of staff, and building relationships across the organization. Additionally, the Internal Audit Manager is responsible for overseeing financial, operational, SOX 404 audits, and special projects. We offer a hybrid work schedule.


Manages and executes multiple audit projects at the corporate offices, paper mills and box plants, including scoping, planning, executing audit procedures, reviewing work papers, and effectively communicating results

Facilitates risk assessments with management, evaluates existing processes, reviews alignment with COSO and other frameworks, and compliance with relevant regulatory requirements

Manages the oversight of large and complex projects. Identifies opportunities to improve controls and communicates effectively to appropriate stakeholders and management.

Ensures audits are properly staffed based on established priorities and deadlines

Continuously assesses and performs quality reviews over control documentation to ensure conformance with departmental standards

Ensures well written communications are documented, including the audit report, memos, and other working papers that document the scope, procedures performed, findings, recommendations, corrective actions, and conclusions

Prepares presentations and deliverables on various audit areas for Financial Webcasts or Audit Committee communications

Communicates the progress of audits with Internal Audit management on a timely basis. Based on changes or new information arising in the audit process, collaborates with Internal Audit management team to adjust audit programs to address these changes with agility

Partners with functional business partners and the external audit team to analyze and evaluate control deficiencies, remediation plans and the impact to the financial statements

Maintain and manage communication with the external audit team, including alignment of scope, timing, and observations

Identifies opportunities to increase external audit team's reliance on internal audit work, improve efficiency and reduce risk

Demonstrates strong critical thinking and intuitive problem-solving approach; approaches obstacles and challenges with the solution in mind

Understand skillsets and capabilities of team members and monitors and review work product that they prepare and report on performance while articulating coaching notes throughout the process

Assist with department management activities including hiring, training, coaching, and taking corrective actions to address performance issues

Exemplifies exceptional leadership, teamwork, and agility to provide supervision, mentorship, guidance, and training for co-sourced contractors, internal staff auditors, and direct reports

Requires excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

Builds and maintains strong relationships with management by demonstrating knowledge of PCA's business environment, and provides process improvement recommendations

Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy in all stakeholder interactions

This position may require travel to various PCA locations within the United States, 20-25% annually


Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, information systems, general business or acceptable equivalent

5+ years of audit, finance, accounting experience or equivalent


CPA, CIA, CFE license/certification


Safety Awareness; Building Strategic Working Relationships; Leading Through Vision & Values; Decision Making; Facilitating Change; Customer Focus; Organizational... For full info follow application link.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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Job Posting: 11852977

Posted On: Apr 24, 2024

Updated On: May 24, 2024

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