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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:18 AM

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Company Name: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Description
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC - NASDAQ) is currently adding to our dynamic audit team at our Headquarters in Boston, MA. This is an exciting time to join Houghton Mifflin as the organization is going through exciting entity-wide changes and growth. We are looking for someone to join our Boston team who is interested in adding value across the organization. Houghton Mifflin IA leadership is committed to its people through providing challenging opportunities, work life flexibility, and most importantly a want to have a tangible and meaningful impact on the Company’s business. If this sounds interesting to you, joining the Houghton Mifflin Internal Audit team is the right opportunity for you.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Auditor to join our team. This position will be responsible for leading planning, fieldwork, wrap-up and reporting under the supervision of IA management. The candidate should be able to independently develop and execute test plans, document results and communicate findings. Work may be executed in the areas of SOX, operational process improvement, compliance, fraud investigations and various other projects and consulting engagements as assigned.

● Manage and perform individual Internal Audit projects as part of the overall audit plan.
● Determine scope, develop audit programs, and coordinate activities and communication with key stakeholders.
● Conduct testing, monitor, and communicate audit progress, obstacles, and issues to management on an as-needed basis.
● Execute project plans and act resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
● Discuss findings with business partners and obtain timely and proper feedback of the findings prior to finalization of fieldwork.
● Resolve issues knowing when it is necessary to escalate and/or involve management.
● Create and maintain high quality work papers that are in accordance with IIA professional standards.
● Participate in writing audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed.
● Perform follow up on the status of previously identified issues.
● May review the work performed by co-sourcing firms.
● Monitor and maintain general knowledge of related regulatory and/or compliance issues.
● Participate in educating other team members in audit skills and techniques using IIA best practices and COSO framework.
● Elevate real and emerging business control concerns to Internal Audit Management.
● Use a range of tools and techniques to analyze internal and external data, enhance the ease and timeliness of data collection, analysis, testing and reporting.
● Serve as a business advisor and partner by providing the client and senior management with advice related to complex business issues.

Job Requirements
● Thorough understanding of internal audit standards, procedures, techniques, risk assessment practices, and frameworks such as COSO 2013.
● Strong understanding of US GAAP, and SOX 404.
● Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.
● Critical thinking and analytical skills to help evaluate information received and identify critical trends in the information being reviewed.
● Familiarity with SAP a plus.
● Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
● Experience with ACL a plus.
● Exceptional interpersonal and presentation abilities.
● Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required.
● Minimum three years work experience related to audit, accounting, finance and operations.
● Must have obtained or passed multiple parts of the CPA and/or CIA.
● Must have the ability to excel in a deadline driven environment.
● Domestic travel – up to 10%

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Contact Person:
Penny Kennedy
Email Address: penny.kennedy@hmhco.com
Phone: 314-664-7448

• Location: Boston

• Post ID: 50586917 massachusetts
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