Internal Auditor

Job ID 2021-20491
Job Location US-TX-Houston
Category Sales Management
Type Regular Full-Time

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Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail, is looking to add a qualified Financial Internal Auditor at our corporate office in West Houston.  Under direction of the 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 bring an understanding of financial reporting and controls, risk analysis and quantitative and analytical techniques.  The candidate must demonstrate strong project execution skills, sound decision making-skills, effective communication skills, and be comfortable interacting with personnel at all levels within an organization.  The position requires 20% domestic travel, with the opportunity for international travel. 


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

  • Learning-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Lead testing of a wide range of financial, operational and compliance audits.
  • Provide supervision, training and coaching to junior Internal Audit staff.
  • Actively performing projects to ensure timely completion within established budgets, departmental methodology and policies while adhering to IIA performance standards.
  • Demonstrating a strong understanding of risks and controls and the ability to develop audit programs.
  • Working with process owners to update SOX documentation and assist in identifying key controls.
  • Executing the SOX 404 testing.
  • Communicating control deficiencies and assisting process owners in developing action plans.
  • Preparing formal reports with recommendations to management on the audited processes.
  • Identifying and quantifying opportunities for improvement and develop formal audit recommendations that are value-added and cost-effective.
  • Being a problem-solving partner—looking to help management envision future risks and opportunities.
  • Performing follow-up procedures on Internal Audit observations to ensure corrective actions have been appropriately implemented and risks are mitigated.
  • Take initiative in the use of data analytics to add value when possible during audit planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Ability to develop visual dashboards to communicate project results using tools like Alteryx, Qlik, Power BI, Tableau, or Spotfire.
  • Identify and develop innovative and re-usable analytics solutions to drive auditor self-service.
  • Execute continuous audit engagements and continuous risk assessments.


  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or related field.
  • Willing to travel up to 20% – Required.
  • 3-6 years of professional experience in public accounting, internal audit, IT audit or large consulting firm.
  • Must hold a professional accounting qualification (CPA, CIA, CISA or equivalent) or evidence of working toward one.
  • Good working knowledge of US GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
  • Experience in systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits and disclosures.
  • Sound understanding of controls and risks and their application to the business environment.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong communication, time management, organizational, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Analytical skills: review data, develop themes and determine what is important.
  • Advanced Excel skills - other computer skills proficiency (e.g., Word, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge and use of data analytics tools (ACL, IDEA, Qlik, Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx, or similar tools).
  • Working knowledge of general IT controls, application controls and SOC 1’s preferred.
  • Relevant industry experience (proficiency with CDK systems) desirable, but not necessary.

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

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 fourth 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 182 automotive dealerships, 233 franchises, and 49 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.

Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.