Newell Brands Director, Global Internal Audit in Norwalk, Connecticut

Position Title: Internal Audit Director

Locations: Norwalk, CT

Reports to: Chief Audit Executive

The Internal Audit Director reports to the Chief Audit Executive and is responsible for managing internal audit activities globally. This includes participation in the Internal Audit risk assessment process and overall project management including reporting and follow-up. This individual will interact on a regular basis with all levels of management and will be responsible for developing a strong strategic partnership with key internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the Internal Auditor Director is responsible for coaching and mentoring staff and senior auditors and assisting in career development planning.

The Internal Audit Director should have experience with all aspects of internal audit such as testing and monitoring internal control, testing of financial and operating processes and overall assessment of risk. Experience from public accounting firm, or a combination of public and private is highly desirable as well as recent large company manufacturing.


  • Execution of the annual Internal Audit risk assessment process to identify areas that represent the greatest risk and optimize resource deployment.

  • Develop project risk assessments to scope audit activities. Perform risk based audit planning to ensure that high risk scope areas are addressed.

  • Audit oversight and work paper review. Participation in reviews to ensure that audit procedures are properly executed and documented and audit observations are effectively communicated.

  • Lead effort to continuously improve the audit methodology and audit procedures. This includes the strategic deployment of technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of audit procedures and increase value to the business.

  • Review audit reports that describe the control weaknesses, associated risk and Internal Audit recommendation. This position is also responsible for verbally communicating audit results to senior management.

  • Recruit and retain highly skilled and qualified professionals. Coach and develop associates to improve overall quality of work and prepare associates for additional responsibilities.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key Internal Audit stakeholders.

  • Must be open to 25% - 40% travel, both international and domestic. International operational experience is a plus.

Key Candidate Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline. Additional degrees, advanced degrees or exposure to accounting and/or business courses is a plus.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner or other certifications a plus.

  • A minimum 4 years coaching and managing teams.

  • Experience planning and performing integrated audits.

  • Strong understanding of operational business processes and related controls.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage and develop people is required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are critical.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to operate independently.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.