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Senior Internal Auditor

Date: Dec 25, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Staff Internal Auditor

Chicago, IL


Now’s your chance to move your career in a new direction – upward! 


Consider this. James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie, too. 


The Staff Internal Auditor works as part of a team reporting to the Internal Audit Manager or Internal Audit Senior Manager. This position is responsible for the planning and execution of financial and operational audits, fraud investigations and special projects, and participates in projects associated with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). 


The Internal Audit function is responsible for assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and safeguarding of Company assets. The function provides assurance to management and the Audit Committee that controls are in place and working effectively, performs fraud investigations and completes special projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee. Internal Audit is responsible for identifying opportunities for operational and control improvements to mitigate risk, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes across the Company’s global businesses.


The Internal Audit Department reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, and administratively to the CFO.


The Internal Audit organization is viewed as a training ground for high performing talent seeking a developmental assignment and exposure to the global operations of the Company.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or business-related field or Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or other Information Technology-related field.
  • 1-4 years of audit or accounting experience with increasing responsibility (Big 4 or equivalent preferred).
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is required.  Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) a plus.
  • Experience working with an audit function in a lead role is a plus.
  • Manufacturing and distribution experience is preferred. Basic cost and inventory accounting knowledge is highly desirable (e.g. standard costs, cost absorption, inventory valuation, inventory valuation, excess and obsolete reserve, etc)
  • Knowledge of SAP and data analytical audit tools (e.g. ACL, Excel, IDEA) a plus.



In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.    


At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal. 





What’s next? 

“Come home to Hardie” and apply now! 





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