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Director Internal Audit

Company: Brandywine Realty Trust
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, integrated real estate companies in the US, headquartered in Philadelphia, with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets. Organized as a REIT, we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio. At Brandywine, we believe excellence is rooted in process, people, and passion. We work together toward a shared vision, and within a culture emphasizing ingenuity, work/life balance, and civic engagement. We value the customer experience above all else and strive to exceed expectations in every interaction. We are seeking an experienced Director, Internal Audit to join our IA team at our Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia. The Director of Internal Audit will lead the company---s internal audit function, which includes two senior staff, through planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and organizational risk. An experienced audit professional who thrives on working in a fast-paced and evolving environment, enjoys building audit processes and understands the importance of company culture. This position reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees with day-to-day reporting responsibilities to the Chief Financial Officer. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the Internal Audit Department activities of a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Establish a risk-based plan to align the priorities and agenda of the Internal Audit function with the strategic and compliance goals of the organization. Conducts the Company-wide Annual Risk Assessment to establish the internal audit plan and presents the results of the assessment to the Audit Committee and Executive Management. Manage the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance process to include maintenance of audit programs and testing of internal controls. Work with Company process owners to effectively document key processes and internal controls. Frequently communicate the audit status with the Audit Committee, management, and the independent auditors. Develop and execute the annual internal audit plan, which includes establishing an annual budget that will include regional operational audits, construction audits and special projects. Provide complete and comprehensive audit reports for the benefit of the Audit Committee and management. Works with the Chief Financial Officer in audit-related due diligence for potential acquisitions. Participate as a member of the Company---s Disclosure Review Committee, providing a critical review of SEC filings. Create the agenda for Audit Committee meetings and prepare report highlighting Internal Audit Department activities. Responsible for updating the Audit Committee and Internal Audit charters for approval by the Audit Committee. Assist the Audit Committee in providing effective oversight of the independent audit function. Act as a liaison between the Company and the independent audit team by monitoring client requests, performing and reviewing direct assistance work, and participating in status meetings. Active in the training, coaching and timely candid feedback to Internal Audit Department Staff. Directly supervise subordinates in the Internal Audit Department in accordance with the organization---s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Some travel required. Qualifications Bachelor---s Degree in Accounting. 7-10 years--- experience in mid-size public company, or similar experience with public accounting. REIT experience, due diligence, SEC filings preferred. Ability to establish and implement audit procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP, FASB and GAO reporting requirements. Thorough knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements affecting corporate governance, financial disclosures and accounting practices. Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation skills for communication with employees at all levels, including interaction with executive management and members of our Board of Trustees. Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, strong influencing and negotiating skills. Proficiency in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines.Comfortable and flexible working in a fast-paced environment. Well-versed in internal audit and audit committee best practices through training and networking with others. Certified Public Accountant. Certified Internal Auditor desired.

Keywords: Brandywine Realty Trust, Philadelphia , Director Internal Audit, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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