Vice President of Internal Audit

AP Professionals
February 3, 2021
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks, Suite 140


AP has partnered with a top company in Rochester with an impeccable reputation seeking a Vice President of Internal Audit.  This position is newly created as a result of growth.  With a strong emphasis on culture, this company is in search of the best and brightest to add to their team.  The successful candidate will be eager to exercise the autonomy this role provides, to create a team structure, and to generate a strategy for success.  This is a ground floor opportunity for an experienced professional who wants to build and contribute to a company on the rise.

The Vice President, Internal Audit will develop and execute the company’s audit strategy and structure including the recommendation and implementation of internal auditing standards and policies. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator with the ability to present to executive leadership and the board of directors in a clear and concise manner. This position reports directly to the audit committee with functional reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer.


  • Lead the development, communication, and execution of the internal audit function in support of the company’s overall strategic direction
  • Acquire and maintain thorough knowledge of internal controls and business processes
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with the management teams of all major functional areas as well as external auditors, ensuring a holistic understanding of key risks and processes of the organization
  • Define and drive the company’s annual audit plan; manage the audit timeline and provide status updates to executive management and process owners
  • Execute walkthroughs, test of controls, and year-end updates
  • Proactively advise management on key risk areas and drive remediation plans balancing risk mitigation with pragmatic processes
  • Prepare and present updates to the audit committee; track the remediation and closure of findings
  • Produce quality work product able to be relied on by BNL’s big-four audit firm
  • Oversee the coordination of external auditors and prepare documentation to help facilitate the work and ensure the timely completion of audit assistance
  • Monitor real estate industry and/or regulatory trends and provide guidance to the company
  • Split time between SOX compliance and internal consulting and operational audit engagements
  • Leverage strong communication skills and ability to understand key business drivers to build trust across senior management group and be viewed as a trusted business partner who can provide meaningful value to the organization
  • Manage relationship with third-party internal audit firm used to supplemental technical skillsets and resources
  • Strategically minded, with vision for future of the internal audit department including resource planning and team build-out
  • Mentor and develop internal audit staff
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Executes duties and maintains standards in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Additional duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required
  • Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation desired


  • 12-15+ years’ total experience, with predominant focus in audit (internal or external)
  • Real estate experience and exposure are a plus but not required
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
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