Internal Audit Senior

Location:601 E 7th St, Fort Worth, Texas

CRP41_826000 Executive - Accounting

Date Posted: 03/13/2024

Pay Type: Salaried
Job Family: Finance & Accounting
Req. No. 7313

For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.

We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees—continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.

Position Summary and Responsibilities: 

As Internal Auditor Senior, you will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day in-charge duties, preparing of financial statements with disclosures, validating, testing, and assessing various control systems, supporting annual risk assessment, reporting results to management and other related duties. This is a dynamic position that requires working with personnel across all functions of the company and at all levels of responsibility.

•    Assist in planning and performing the annual financial audit, along with controls and operational audits
•    Review internal controls, policies, and procedures for effectiveness
•    Draft and present reports of findings and analysis; identifies and recommends revisions and improvements
•    Collaborate with Vice President of Finance to develop audit plans, risk matrices, and perform audit test procedures
•    Develop work papers, executive summaries, and audit reports as necessary
•    Work with Vice President of Finance to identify and present key findings
•    Assist in the preparation of annual audit plan 
•    Assist with non-audit special projects proposing changes and/or improvements
•    Monitor implementation of practices to ensure compliance with financial practices, processes, and procedures
•    Collaborate with Divisional Management to develop and maintain internal review and audit standards, including policies, procedures, and analytical tools
•    Identify key business risks and ensure the proper internal controls and business processes are in place to reduce risks to acceptable levels
•    Work closely with Divisional Management in developing on-going risk assessment and control testing procedures needed to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
•    Analyze accounting and control practices to ensure compliance with audit functions
•    Consistently evaluate internal controls and business processes to ensure continuous improvement
•    Establish positive working relationships with staff to properly observe existing systems and controls
•    Help to ensure adherence to company standards and other internal policies and procedures
•    Design, maintain, communicate a centralized policy bank for all company policies 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
•    Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
•    3+ years of external audit experience, public experience preferred
•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field
•    CPA, CISA, CIA highly preferred
•    SOX experience preferred
•    Team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills
•    Analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Must be a self-starter and execute with little to no direction
•    Must exhibit high level of confidence working with all levels of management

Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K with matching contribution
  • Profit-Sharing Plan (100% company-paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
    • Educational Assistance Program
    • Paid Vacation and Holidays
    • Employee Credit Union

    We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.

    Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor