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Intermediate Auditor/Sr Auditor/Audit Project Leader

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

Intermediate Auditor/Sr Auditor/Audit Project Leader

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Requisition ID: 2021-4825
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Finance


For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.

MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.

We are looking for a dynamic Auditor to join our team. This role will report to the Internal Auditor Manager and will plan and perform internal financial, operational, and compliance audits; conduct SOx 404 testing on behalf of management; work on cross-functional teams; and execute special projects. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!


Description of duties and responsibilities:

Performs internal domestic and international audits of MSA and affiliates in accordance with professional standards. This includes researching various business topics, performing audit procedures, preparing workpapers, conducting closing meetings, writing audit reports, evaluating management responses, and supervising other auditors, as necessary.
Supports MSAs SOx 404 process through the planning and execution of testing of internal controls over financial reporting.
Follows up on audit findings with business stakeholders and ensure proper closure by management.
Documents business areas under review using flowcharts, narratives, and walkthroughs to identify key financial, operational, and IT business risks and the related internal controls.
Assesses business process efficiency and effectiveness, identifies internal control and business process weaknesses, and develops valuable recommendations for improvement.
Effectively educates business process owners on the value of internal controls, standardized processes, and the role of Internal Audit.
Assists MSAs external auditors as needed.
Participates in special projects, as directed by the Internal Audit Director, Internal Audit Manager, Senior Management, or the Audit Committee.
Assists in developing and maintaining department independence, professionalism, and reputation.
Designs and executes data analytics to meet audit objectives.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Solid relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to execute projects on time and within assigned budget.
  • Proven ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
  • Experience performing SOx 404 procedures.
  • Experience documenting business and financial processes, including the identification of financial, operational, compliance and IT business risks and related internal controls.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), SEC financial reporting requirements, auditing and IIA standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of operational and financial reporting processes.
  • Thorough understanding of the audit process and the ability to apply audit techniques effectively.
  • Proven ability to lead audit teams and provide guidance to other audit team members (at Senior and Project Leader levels).
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and personnel at all levels within the organization.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (both domestic and international).


  • A combination of public accounting and internal audit experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP ECC.
  • Experience using data analytics software.
  • Understanding of complex business and information technology management processes and controls.

Education and experience required:

Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems or related disciplines.

This position is available at three different career levels based upon experience, education, etc:
o Level one: 2 years of relevant experience
o Level two: 2 or more years of auditing experience; 4 or more years of total relevant experience
o Level three: 4 or more years of auditing experience; 6 or more years of combined accounting/auditing experience


  • Advanced degree (MBA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other relevant certifications

MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


Posted: 2021-06-30 Expires: 2021-08-01

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