United Technologies Corporation Associate Director, Audit, Aero Business Liaison in Farmington, Connecticut

Job ID: 64461BR

City: Farmington

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Corporate Careers, Finance: Internal Audit

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

The UTAS and P&W Liaison Associate Director is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a dynamic professional who seeks to build on their existing accounting and/or audit experience through in-depth exposure to fast-paced international businesses. In this highly visible role you will act as the primary contact to liaise between internal audit and senior management across various UTAS & P&W regional and WHQ controller groups.

The purpose of the role is to develop the strategic plan on how Internal Audit will address key risks facing UTC’s Aero business units. This includes assisting internal audit in obtaining a broader understanding of both Aero BU’s business risks and strategies and their impact on the control environment. As well, this role will assist UTAS & P&W management with matters relating to internal audit including assisting with specific audit issues and in monitoring audit results for key trends/opportunities for improvement. The successful candidate will periodically present to BU CFOs, Senior management, and global compliance teams. You will provide coaching and guidance to audit teams and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls and identifying potential process improvement opportunities.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Work with UTAS & P&W controllers and business controls teams to provide an annual risk assessment, be a key contributor to the audit planning process, identify audit trends, and communicate audit results.

  • Develop the audit plan for the entire year based on risk assessment, Enterprise Risk Management, other inputs & contacts. Identify the broad scope of key projects, synergies between projects, and creative approaches to address key control and business risks.

  • Work with IAD Audit Managers, other Business Unit Liaison Managers (LMs) and IAD Senior Directors to develop and maintain the Global Audit Plans and Audit Schedule, coordinate audit scheduling with regional BU staff, and create integrated IS and Financial & Operational (F&O) Audit plans when appropriate.

  • Hold regular structured meetings with regional managers, BU Compliance teams, and IAD Liaison Managers.

  • Present IAD results and recommendations to senior management including UTC BU CFOs/CIOs, UTC BU Directors and compliance teams, as well as IAD global staff as needed

  • Communicate Business Unit Initiatives to IAD regional staff

  • Assist in resolution and provide perspective on various audit issues, as required

  • Periodically attend BU ACAs

  • Assess risk of key business processes resulting in the preparation of audit plans and specific audit programs

  • Assist in the preparation of clear, concise audit reports

  • Assist IAD Senior Directors in various special projects addressing specific risks identified throughout the organization

  • Responsible for the completion of other tasks related to this position as assigned by the VP of Internal Audit or IAD’s Senior Directors

  • Actively participate in ACE teams and support Internal Audit ACE initiatives.

Qualification:

  • At least 8-10 years of experience in a business unit in accounting, FP&A and/or internal controls

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to explain complex issues, strong presentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

Education:

  • Bachelor's or Graduate degree in finance or accounting

  • CPA desired

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

  • At least 8-10 years of experience in a business unit in accounting, FP&A and/or internal controls

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to explain complex issues, strong presentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.