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Director, Internal Audit

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

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As a Director within Internal Audit you will manage the finance and operations audit staff. This will include oversight supervision of staff covering a wide variety of audit, analytical and documentary skills while conducting audits and projects. You will manage the strategic working relationship with business management and leadership. You will also lead the development, execution, communication and delivery of annual audit plan. Works strategically with the Director, IT Audit to set the department vision/strategy.


What You Will Do:

  • Works with VP to establish and analyze department key performance metrics and develops recommendations and action items to achieve department goals.
  • Manages resources and work product through team adoption of technology and enterprise tools.
  • Leads and directs projects involving winery departments and affiliated operating businesses to identify opportunities to improve existing processes.
  • Develops and aligns annual audit plans with Director, IT Audit and senior leadership. Allocates and manages resources to achieve plans.
  • Partners with key leadership on audits, process improvement projects and internal and business control projects at all levels of winery management.
  • Consults with external auditors to ensure appropriate procedures are being performed by Audit Services to keep external fees and internal department hours down.
  • Sets the strategy for the Winery’s SOX efforts and ensures execution of the strategy in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provides regular updates to the Finance and Audit Committee on department initiatives and audit projects.
  • Participates in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) assessment to ensure objectivity of the process and provide independent input to the assessment of risk and mitigation.
  • Links the annual audit plan to the ERM assessment based on risk and alignment with senior management.
  • Works with VP on Corporate Compliance initiatives, including facilitating the annual corporate compliance program and risk assessments and gaining alignment on priorities,
  • Facilitating the annual corporate compliance program and risk assessments and driving alignment on priorities.
  • Facilitation of the Corporate Compliance Committee and Council meetings
  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of Winery policies and procedures, industry and professional technical guidance and emerging issues and applies them as needed.
  • Directs subordinates in research projects, formulates audit plans, test procedures, and supporting schedules.
  • Participates in recruiting activities.
  • Participates as a member of the Audit Services management team in the oversight of department policy, goals and procedures.
  • Provides direct supervision and oversight to maintain the department’s ability to provide qualifying audit experiences to meet licensure requirements.
  • Manages project team members reports and supervises multiple, complex engagements (multi-tasking).
  • Implements a successful vision/strategy, through strong leadership skills.
  • Develops or approves recommendations to change systems, policies, and procedures; ensures timely and accurate implementation.
  • Participates in department and interdepartmental planning and management teams and works cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of operating budget and capital spending plan.
  • Participates in determining and prioritizing audit engagements and determining resource needs and scheduling.
  • Identifies and obtains staff capabilities needed to accomplish objectives.
  • Ensures employee conformance to established best practices and proper training of staff.
  • Monitors and ensures achievement of performance goals and objectives either directly or through subordinate staff.
  • Oversees and handles projects that have short to long term focus.
  • Balances planning efforts with day to day demands.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coaches and mentors peers, indirect and subordinate staff.
  • If accountable for the work of others, conducts performance evaluations; reviews and communicates salary adjustments; rewards employees or takes disciplinary action, as necessary; addresses complaints and resolves issues.


What You Will Need:

  • MBA degree plus 8 years of finance, accounting, audit, military, operations, supply chain, sales, consulting or wine industry experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of audit, accounting, finance, economics, statistics or mathematics to include ensuring the integrity of financial statements during internal and external audit, improving and testing of internal controls, analyzing financial statements, and recommending operational efficiency; OR Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of Gallo experience to include 5 years of finance, audit, accounting, economics, statistics or mathematics experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Professional certification in one or more of the following: CISA, CIA, CPA, CFE, or CMA. CCP or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).
  • Required to travel 20% of the time.
  • Experience creating project work plans.


What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting plus 12 years of Audit or Consulting experience to include supervisory or managerial experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • MBA or CPA.
  • Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Experience responding to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Experience writing speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Experience effectively presenting information to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
  • Knowledge of IT controls.
  • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and flowcharting tools and techniques.
  • Experience applying advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Experience applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Experience applying principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Experience dealing with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Experience dealing with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Experience working with all levels and functions within the Company.
  • Experience working effectively individually or in a team environment and leading by example.
  • Experience leading the resolution of business issues in a team environment.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Experience working on projects that have strategic impact and improve the process efficiency of the company.
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills, including the effective summarization of audit/project results to management.
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills.
  • Knows and applies facilitation skills and techniques.
  • Experience simultaneously working on and completing multiple assignments in a timely manner.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Experience engaging in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and controlling.
  • Knows value added audit and business improvement methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience completing assignments that are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decision.

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Requisition ID: 84855 




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
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