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Operations Audit Manager - Detroit Tigers (Detroit · MI)

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Accounting and Finance: Audit
JOB SUMMARY:
This position will oversee and conduct financial and operational audits of the Sports and Entertainment Group, recommend suggestions for improvements in internal accounting controls and business processes, ensure compliance with internal and external agreements relative to Sports & Entertainment, and assist with critical one-off business projects.    
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform a comprehensive annual risk assessment across all of the Sports & Entertainment properties to develop an audit plan for the coming year.
  •  Plan and perform various audit procedures to ensure that internal accounting controls are operating in accordance with management’s objectives.
  • Manage the audit engagements for the Sports & Entertainment Group, including supervision and assignment of responsibilities to IHI Internal Audit colleagues utilized to support the audit procedures.
  • Oversees and perform audits in the following areas, along with other areas as needed:
o   Box office audits to ensure reconciliation of daily sales to bank deposits and the creation of daily audit reports.
o   Random audits of the vault in box offices and other designated locations to ensure all cash and cash equivalents are being properly accounted for and controlled.
o   Commission calculation and payment audits to ensure commissions are being paid in accordance with established plans.
o   T&E expense (including cell phone reimbursement) audits to ensure colleague reimbursements are in accordance with the T&E Policy.
o   Chargeback audits to ensure customer refunds are valid and supported.
o   Complimentary ticket audits to ensure tickets are being distributed in accordance with approved policies and procedures and are properly inventoried.
o   Coupon/Gift Certificate audits to ensure items are being distributed in accordance with approved policies and procedures, properly inventoried, and accounted for correctly in the financial records.
o   Clubhouse/Locker-room audits to ensure “Authentic” sports-related merchandise is properly inventoried and accounted for.
o   Other audits as warranted based on the annual risk assessment or changes in identified business risk throughout the year.
  • Prepare and review audit work papers to support audit work, findings and conclusions.
  •  Make recommendations for improvements in internal accounting controls and business processes to management.
  •  Communicate audit findings in writing (audit reports) and verbally (audit closing meetings) to appropriate levels of management within the organization.
  •  Monitor implementation of audit recommendations to ensure internal control risks are addressed timely.
  •  Review compliance with Company policies and procedures in key areas of the business.
  •  Oversee and review all key operating agreements for Sports & Entertainment (both third party and affiliate agreements), summarize all key provisions within these agreements, and ensure timely and consistent compliance with key commitments/provisions within these agreements.
  •  Where applicable, assist in the creation of Company policies and procedures.
  •  Participate in key meetings that will included all levels of management.
  •  Assist the Corporate Audit Team as requested.
  •  Other projects as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Detailed and wide-ranging knowledge of accounting, financial reporting, and internal control systems acquired through 7+ years of experience, 2 of which are in Public Accounting plus 5 years Internal/External audit experience.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Proficient knowledge and ability in the following types of software packages: spreadsheet, word processing, auditing, and accounting.
  •  Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Excellent analytical and assessment skills
  • Ability to create and document audit work programs that sufficiently test a system for compliance with proper internal accounting controls.
  • Experience reviewing and summarizing legal documents

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Office Environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.