Staff/Senior Auditor

Job ID 2019-12131
Job Location US-TX-Houston
Category Sales Management
Type Regular Full-Time

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Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., an international, Fortune 300 automotive retailer, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry.  Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to become the third largest dealership group in the United States and has expanded into the United Kingdom and Brazil.  The company has achieved its success through a strategy that leverages management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity, interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent deployment of capital.  Group 1 owns and operates 184 automotive dealerships, 239 franchises, and 48 collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil.  Through its dealerships, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services; and sells vehicle parts.


Depending upon qualifications and years of experience, candidates will be considered for either the Staff or Senior Internal Audit role. Under direction of Internal Audit Director, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits and SOX audits, in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects related to the automotive retail industry. The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and a sound judgement. The position requires 75% domestic travel, with the opportunity for international travel.


Perform the following in accordance with professional standards and department protocols:

  • Participate in completing a wide range of financial, operational, and compliance audits
  • Identify and quantify opportunities for improvement and develop formal audit recommendations that are value-added and cost-effective.
  • Execute SOX 404 testing in accordance with previously developed test plans and document results in accordance with testing guidelines.
  • Identify and prioritize related risks and potential audit requirements within the Company.
  • Participate in fraud investigations and other internal audit assignments (as needed or requested).
  • Prepare workpapers that are accurate, concise and submitted timely with sufficient documentation to support the results.
  • Deliver effective oral and written communication of audit commencement, objectives, status, and results to auditees.
  • Prepare formal reports with recommendations to management on the audited processes.


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or equivalent. 
  • Willing to travel up to 75% – Required.
  • CPA, CIA, or similar certifications preferred
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in public accounting, internal audit, IT audit, consulting and/or a relevant strong financial background (grasp of accounting and audit theories and principles).
  • Relevant industry experience (proficiency with CDK systems) desirable but not necessary.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong communication, time management, organizational, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Advanced computer skills proficiency (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Knowledge of data analytics and tools is a plus (ACL, IDEA, Qlik, Tableau or similar tools).

*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*

Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.