Aaron's Inc Staff Auditor in Atlanta, Georgia

Aaron’s has a long legacy as an industry leader with continued growth. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 2,000 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally, and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment to do what’s right; treating every individual with respect, compassion and integrity. We are highly invested in the communities we serve through our community outreach programs, donating time, products and services locally and nationally.

As a potential Aaron’s Associate, you will share our purpose and passion for making a real difference in the lives of others and the rewards that come from creating strong personal connections for life. You’ll be a contributing team member in an environment that embraces challenge and has a strong drive to achieve. We like to set the bar high, roll up our sleeves and work together to out-perform the competition. You’ll have an opportunity to work in an environment which prides itself on recognizing and rewarding top performers.

Interested in becoming a Staff Auditor? As a Staff Auditor, you will evaluate the effectiveness of Aaron’s risk management, control and governance processes by applying risk-based audit principles. The incumbent will consider opportunities to improve processes and create value for the organization. Audit activities will include performing financial, operational and compliance assurance engagements, SOX control design and operating effectiveness assessments and consulting engagements. In this role, you are expected to foster collaborative relationships with business partners, demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and develop value-added recommendations.

Come see why the difference is personal at Aaron’s, connect with us today!

Job Duties:

  • Identify risks and expected controls through reviewing and/or preparing process documentation, including process flow diagrams and critical path narratives

  • Participate in engagement risk assessments with audit executive management

  • Assist in development of audit procedures and execute audit program to support audit engagement objectives by addressing key risks and controls

  • Collaborate with IT auditors to execute an integrated audit approach, as appropriate

  • Utilize data analysis tools and techniques to evaluate risk and execute substantive analytical procedures

  • Test design and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s SOX assessment

  • Prepare work papers in accordance with department standards

  • Assist in the preparation of timely engagement status communications and proactively escalate audit issues for timely resolution

  • Evaluate root cause factors for audit testing exceptions and recommend solutions to mitigate risk and strengthen processes and controls

  • Assist in drafting formal written reports and present audit results to management, including recommendations

  • Assist in preparing quarterly Audit Committee communications, including timely follow-up with management on open audit recommendations

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance or business

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of internal or external auditing experience

  • 1-2 years of experience with a Big 4 or similar firm is a plus

  • Professional accounting or auditing designation (e.g., CPA, CIA) or active pursuit of designation is preferred

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Project management skills

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of data analytics and related tools (e.g., ACL, Access)

  • Working knowledge of audit management and process flow software (e.g., Workiva, Visio, ACL)

  • Availability to travel on limited basis (approximately 10%)

  • Professional ethics – Adheres to Aaron’s key policies, practices and procedures; applies ethical principles and values to the activities being audited

  • Internal audit management – Strives for quality and excellence and encourages others to do the same

  • International Professional Practices Framework – Maintains current knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the authoritative guidance issued by The Institute of Internal Auditors; develops deep understanding of Aaron’s audit methodology, policies and procedures, which are based on the IPPF

  • Governance, risk and control – Solid foundation in technical aspects of auditing (knowledge of general accounting, business processes, internal controls, risk assessment and/or other related general/application controls)

  • Business acumen – Knowledge, insight and understanding of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations

  • Communication – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

  • Persuasion and collaboration – Nurtures and builds effective partnerships with audit engagement clients to achieve results; team player, comfortable working on multiple teams/projects simultaneously and independently, as needed

  • Critical thinking – Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions

  • Internal audit delivery – Demonstrates efficiency and persistence, managing own time and ensuring engagement deadlines and objectives are met; follows up with management to ensure that management actions have been effectively implemented or that senior management has accepted the risk of not taking action; understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

  • Improvement and innovation – Champions change, continuous improvement and innovation and supports others in the pursuit of these

At Aaron’s, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays

  • Ongoing training and development

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan

  • Life insurance

  • Disability benefits

  • Employee Purchase Discounts

Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer