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Audit Manager Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Job Summary

The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Job Reference Code

Audit Manager

About the Job

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.


Oversee the execution to the annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance program / Manage the execution of annual financial statement audit by partnering with external auditorsPartner with external auditors to effectively design and assess controls as needed. Oversee and general review of documentation specific to key financial business processes
Oversee the completion and general review of direct assistance work (substantive testing and business process walkthroughs), including coordination of deadlines with external auditors and business personnel
Assist audit team when working with external auditors and management to resolve identified issues, including seeing through concluded action plan
Stay up to date on current guidance and methodologies
Implement best practices to streamline approach to reduce costs and improve efficiencies
Assist with audit initiatives surrounding system implementations / conversions throughout the region

Oversee the planning and execution of domestic audits of Sherwin-Williams Plants, Distribution Centers and Enterprise-wide business processesProvide guidance to the team when completing site risk assessment and audit program for executed audits. Continue to drive efficiencies by providing input to audit team preparing audit proceduresIdentify opportunities to act as a consultant to the audit client, while strengthening the overall control environment, and working to provide value-add / cost-saving findings
Assist the team in creating audit programs for ad-hoc operational projects and communicate assessment of risk to the Sr. Audit Manager and Director as part of audit planning process to ensure approach is thoughtful and risk based. Own takeaways from planning discussions to ensure changes to approach are included within execution of audit procedures
Manage the execution of ad-hoc operational projects completed by the team and own follow up of review questions identified throughout the audit fieldwork
Assist team on concluding on financial impact of identified observations and confirm any corrections recorded by Management. Manage any follow up necessary to finalize the audit report and related action plans identified by Management. Ensure timely completion of audit report for Sr. Manager/Director Review.

b.   Manage the planning, execution of fieldwork, and coordination of final report for assigned audits.
Effectively demonstrate an understanding of business processes, evaluation of observations identified, and communicate accordingly to the Sr. Audit Manager for assigned audits
Participate in pre close and closing conference meetings for assigned audits to discuss observations identified, and manage team to ensure audit remediation is obtained 
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex accounting and auditing concepts and apply them to SW audits
Manage, train, and develop direct team of auditors Supervise daily work of approximately 4-6 Lead, Senior and/or Corporate auditors
Develop the team through coaching and mentoring. Prepare annual reviews for 2-5 direct reports and oversee process for all annual reviews prepared within team
Provide continuous on the job coaching and feedback to individuals on the audit team / Empower individuals to be active participants in key discussions
Encourage best practices with communication to management including increased fact-to-face conversations to drive efficiencies/build relationships
Manage fieldwork, inform superiors of the audit engagement status, and manage performance for projects assigned
Foster an efficient, innovative, and team-oriented work environment / Encourage common practices amongst the team
Use technology and resources to continually learn/share knowledge with team

Departmental PlanningAssist the Sr. Audit Manager and Director with preparing budgets for EY work and other audit projects, as well as executing team goals
Provide input and participate in annual Risk Assessment and annual audit plan developed
Proactively interact with key management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements
Participate in recruiting efforts as needed

Personal Career DevelopmentDevelop and maintain productive working relationships with company personnel, assess audit clients' satisfaction and proactively maintain contact with the audit client throughout the year
Develop and communicate an understanding of SW’s divisions and IT applications and actively seek/encourage the team to contribute ideas and identify opportunities for improvement
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality
Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis

General Responsibilities and TasksCoordinate and perform annual physical inventories observation of designated facilities
Participate in special request reviews involving all aspects of an audit.
Research unique situations and determine logical conclusions during the audit.  Ensure that these conclusions are supported by thoroughly documented workpapers and well written audit exceptions.
Provide assistance and perform other related ad hoc audit activities (including IT Audit Activities), as requested by Audit Leadership

Participate in special assignments as deemed necessary by Director, Corporate Audit, VP, Corporate Audit and Loss Prevention, management and/or the Audit Committee.



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or FinancePreferred:

Advanced degrees or certifications (MBA, CPA, CIA, CISA, etc)


6 to 10 years of prior work experience (strong preference of experience with Big 4 audit firm or public company internal audit team)
Advanced understanding of general accounting, SOX, COSO, US GAAP/IFRS and manufacturing/retail industry
Experience in leading SOX testing and audit related projects
Experience of managing audit projects and working directly with external auditors and management resolving issues and improving processes


Excellent written and verbal communications, with the effective use of active listening and interviewing skills
Advanced problem solving skills
Adaptability and flexibility
Strong time management and organizational skills
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Confidence and assertiveness to interact independently with business management and external auditors on a regular basis
Excellent project management skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, interactive, results-based team environment
Interest in working on strategic initiatives in a collaborative environment
Self-directed, comfortable working independently and without daily supervision

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
Primary Location: United States-Ohio-CLEVELAND
Work Locations: USA OH Cleveland Prospect Ave Headquarters
101 West Prospect Ave
 Cleveland 44115

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.

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