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Great America Leasing Corporation Internal Audit - Director, Internal Audit (Cedar Rapids, IA) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Internal Audit - Director, Internal Audit (Cedar Rapids, IA)

About GreatAmerica

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

Position Summary

The Director, Internal Audit is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the Internal Audit team and processes at GreatAmerica. Will provide a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of GreatAmerica’s risk management, control and the governance processes.

Essential Functions

  • Leads the Internal Audit function in a manner consistent with standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and with the expectations of the Audit Committee and its charter.

  • Leads the process for establishing the strategic direction of the Internal Audit team in the context of the overall risk management framework for GreatAmerica.

  • On an annual basis prepares the internal audit plan, which takes into account the results of the most recent risk assessment as well as identifies opportunities for improvement. Seeks operational and other leadership input and acceptance of the plan. Submits plan to the Audit Committee for review and approval.

  • Evaluates key GreatAmerica risks and controls with a continuous perspective on changes in our business and/or risk and control environment and adjusts team focus and capabilities as needed.

  • Leads the Internal Audit team as well as audit consultants where determined necessary

  • Leads the development of Internal Audit team members and the capabilities of the team

  • Leads the team to develop audit procedures and plans while considering opportunities to leverage technology and data analytics to improve coverage, impact and efficiency.

  • Performs various audits as needed

  • Leads the team to evaluate audit findings, prepare and present results of audit work and recommendations to management and the Audit Committee.

  • Coordinates efforts with external auditors

  • Communicates with all levels of leadership regarding company risk, audit needs, and findings. Also follows up on actions to be taken as a result of the findings.

  • Proactively works with operational leaders to assess existing controls and develop plans for improvements to the control environment

  • Lives the GreatAmerica principles; involved in cross functional efforts as assigned and required and allowed by the auditing independence and objectivity standard.

  • Keeps current on Internal Audit Standards and changes in the profession

  • Performs other duties as necessary

Position Qualifications


For all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

For this position: Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability, Analytical Skills, Conceptual Thinking, Leadership, Ethical, Financial Aptitude

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Finance or equivalent is required,. Certification of at least one of the following is strongly preferred; CPA, CIA, or CFE.

Experience: Minimum of at least seven years finance or related business experience. Desired emphasis and experience in leading the design and completion of internal and/or external financial and operational audits.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Visio software, flowcharting tools and able to learn industry software efficient and effectively

Other Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel which is only occasional. Willing to work more than 40 hour weeks as the demands of the department dictate. Knowledge of the leasing industry and the company operating systems is a plus and/or has the ability to learn these areas efficiently and effectively.

At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at

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