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Sr. Auditor

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Location: Lake Forest, IL, US, 60045

Company: Grainger

The Senior Auditor position provides a great opportunity for highly motivated candidates to learn the inner workings of a $11B Fortune 300 organization while setting themselves up for great promotional opportunities either within Audit or the larger Accounting/Finance function.   We are committed to growing team member skillsets and ensuring they have the right foundation to be successful. 


  • Less than 10% annual travel
  • Potential to work from home or downtown office one day a week
  • Minimal involvement in the SOX process


Company Overview

At Grainger, we strive to understand and solve the unique needs of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) professionals.  We have spent over 90 years exceeding the expectations of 3 million businesses and institutions worldwide that rely on Grainger to keep their operations running and keep their people safe.  Grainger’s Lake Forest campus location is a dynamic, collaborative and exciting place for professionals to grow and develop.


Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Leads the planning and execution of financial, operational and compliance audits
  • Prepares audit documentation including scope documents, flow charts, narratives, risk control matrices and audit reports
  • Prepares project risk assessments to identify key risks and related controls
  • Develops and executes detailed test steps and audit programs
  • Creates well-organized and complete audit evidence and documentation in a manner consistent with department standards and to support conclusions reached
  • Prepares and communicates written reports to business partners and works with them to identify remediation action plans
  • Completes assigned audit projects and ensures milestones are achieved within budget
  • Provides supervision and training to staff auditors
  • Assists Internal Audit management in the development and maintenance of relationships with business partners
  • Participates in department continuous improvement projects
  • Maintains professional certifications
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Successful Candidate Attributes:

  • Consistently demonstrates strong critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrates professionalism, intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing succinctly and effectively with all levels of management.


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related degree. 
  • Professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is strongly preferred.



Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Audit, Information Systems, Accounting, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Finance, Technology

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