Quanex Building Products Audit Manager in Houston, Texas

Audit Manager

Finance & Accounting
Houston, Texas



What’s attractive about this role?!

  • Being a part of a DYNAMIC team

  • A RISK-based Audit shop focused on process efficiencies

  • Valued by those they support for driving results

  • Audits never exceed a week so you can be home on the weekends

  • The company LIVES its values

  • Company benefits that include a 401k, a PENSION and Employee Stock Purchase Plan!

What’s expected of the Audit Manager?

The Audit Manager will lead audit-related activities and must have a strong understanding of various aspects of auditing, internal controls, processes, analytics, and business acumen in order to successfully carry out their duties. The successful candidate must have experience leading various types of project teams and the ability to work without constant supervision, to complete analytical reviews, respond to customer inquiries and evaluate customer responses.

  • Design, develop, perform and review engagements for risk control assessments, financial audits, operational audits, international audits, FCPA Compliance, export controls compliance, acquisition integration, ERM, internal financial fraud investigations, process reviews and other management requests and advisory projects.

  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual audit plan and quarterly updates to the Director – Audit Services.

  • Assess financial statement risk related to business objectives and determine if sufficient controls are in place.

  • Develop efficient and effective audit objectives, audit programs and testing procedures, to ensure that risks are covered.

  • In coordination with Audit Plan, assist the Director to schedule assignments, plan audits and advise the audit team in the preparation of scopes, conduct engagement and monitor progress and quality of work, and assist the Director – Audit Services in the review and communication of audit recommendations to the Vice President – Audit Services.

  • Assist the Director – Audit Services in evaluating employee performance using such skills and tools as regular feedback and performance discussions, coaching counseling, as appropriate.

  • In coordination with the Director – Audit Services, manage formal policies and decisions as they relate to the department. Ensure that policies are thoroughly and consistently communicated and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Keep abreast of accounting, legal and regulatory issues relating to a variety of information technology, industry, financial, communication, safety, human resources and other areas associated with company functions.

  • Partner with the Director – Audit Services to provide communication to department staff to establish broad vision, clear implementation of goals and provide for staff development.

  • Train and educate corporate and operating division teams on best practices, new regulations and/or requirements related to SOX, anti-corruption and export control regulations and company policies.

  • Provide superior customer service to internal and external customers.

Where You’ll Go on Your Audits

The Audit Manager will be expected to travel about 40% of the time to domestic and international locations including the UK and Germany. Most travel will occur mid-February through mid-October.

We are looking for a candidate that has

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant AND/OR Certified Internal Auditor is required.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Audit required.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Manufacturing and/or Public Accounting experience.

  • Demonstrates leadership competencies including motivation, resiliency, risk-taking, results orientation, vision, strategic thinking, analytical, process and governance skills.

  • Works on multiple projects at the same time, to meet deadlines, and interact using strong interpersonal and team playing skills are expected.

  • Prioritizes tasks and change focus as new information becomes available.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.