Newell Brands Senior Auditor in Norwalk, Connecticut

Position Title: Senior Auditor

Location: Norwalk, CT

Reports to: Manager-Global Internal Audit

Job Summary:

Global Internal Audit (GIA) is recruiting the best talent to execute a dynamic risk-based audit plan that identifies value-added recommendations to enhance Newell Brands processes and controls. The Senior Auditor will work in a team environment to audit worldwide operations and subsidiaries, strategic initiatives, and key third-party outsourcing arrangements. Engagements include financial, operational and compliance audits and/or reviews, assessing risks and controls of critical business processes and their operating effectiveness, as well as monitoring compliance with company policies, procedures, and regulations. Throughout the engagements, the Senior Auditor will have the opportunity to interact with senior management.

GIA focuses on individual and team development and therefore the Senior Auditor will participate with the team in at least one week of training annually, in addition to regular departmental meetings that include sharing best practices.

A critical objective of GIA is to develop key talents for the Finance organization at Newell Brands. In this role, Senior Auditors will receive broad exposure across Newell Brands’ operational divisions and functions.

Job Duties:

  • Interview key personnel to assess business processes and the strength of their control environments.

  • Conduct audit planning activities to develop relevant, value-added audit scopes. Use the results of these activities to develop an effective audit approach.

  • Design audit programs and test methods to execute on this approach while maintaining documentation in accordance with GIA Standards.

  • Identify value-added recommendations to strengthen and improve the control environment.

  • Align with local and corporate management on recommended corrective actions to best address the identified risks.

  • Prepare audit reports that effectively communicate these recommendations. Present audit results to local and corporate management.

  • Participate in department projects (Audit Lessons Learned, Training, etc.)


  • 3-5 years of prior public accounting experience (Big 4 preferred) and/or Consumer Product Goods (CPG) experience

  • BS/BA or equivalent, MBA or other advanced degree preferred

  • Professional certification required (i.e., CPA, CA, CIA, CISA or equivalent)

  • Excel/Word proficiency required, data analysis and flowcharting capability preferred and Tableau/Spotfire experience a plus

  • ERP & Financial Systems – SAP and knowledge and/or Hyperion knowledge a plus

  • English required, fluency in additional language(s) preferred

  • Knowledge of GAAP and business laws and regulations required

  • Ability to present concisely in oral and written format to all levels of management

  • Process Design and Analysis – Ability to analyze complex processes and determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the process and related controls

  • Demonstrates potential to lead and supports fellow team members to meet shared goals; Works well in a team environment and builds strong relationships

  • Adheres to highest ethical standards and values

  • Travel - Ability to travel 30 - 40% of the time

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, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert 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.