Westwood, New Jersey

Hybrid (1-2 days per week, Woodcliff Lake, NJ)


Company Overview:


Party City Holdings, Inc. is the largest party goods supplier and party retail chain in the world. We are also the country's premier retailer of Halloween costumes, accessories, and decorations, and leading manufacturer of metallic balloons. At Party City Holdings, we like to celebrate! We are helpful, enthusiastic, and creative. We inspire our customers with exciting concepts, themes and ideas and provide everything they need to bring them to life. We make it easy to create unforgettable moments.


Job Overview:


We are seeking a candidate for the Senior Internal Auditor position. This individual will design and execute tests of internal controls and develop and execute programs for financial/ operational audits. Key activities include risk evaluation/ audit scoping, audit testing, communication of audit results to senior and executive leadership via meetings and written audit reports and assisting with execution of IA's annual plan and other IA projects and group initiatives. Travel up to 15% may be required.


This role offers the opportunity to learn about the Company's various businesses and operations and can lead to career opportunities within and outside the Internal Audit (IA) department. This position has a high level of interaction with senior business leaders, as well as interaction with the Company's other assurance functions, and external auditors. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be an independent out of the box thinker and ready to hit the ground running.


Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Conduct operational and financial internal audits of varying degrees of difficulty and complexity, independently or with minimal assistance
  • Execute tests of financial, operation and application controls to support the Company's assessment of internal controls over financial reporting as required under Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Lead development of audit queries and tools to be used by IA team members to analyze data to identify risks and anomalies in Company data and perform audit procedures more targeted to risk areas
  • Collaborate with other IA team members to prepare audit reports, summaries of SOX testing and controls updates issued to Senior Management and the Audit Committee
  • Assist in IA's annual risk assessment and plan development, special projects, and audit administration.
  • Interact with various levels of management to obtain understanding of processes, risks, and controls and facilitate the sharing of best practices across the Company's entities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of management's actions in response to audit recommendations and monitor the status of these actions
  • Constructively work with management to identify areas for improvement and to develop strong relationships with business units, operational executives, and managers
  • Coordinate with the Company's other internal and external assurance providers
  • Display teamwork, integrity, and leadership


Qualifications /Skills Required:


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting
  • Active accounting/ auditing certification (CPA, CIA or CISA) or progress towards certification
  • 3 - 5 years of financial/ operational audit and SOX controls documentation/ testing experience, either with a Big 4 or second tier public accounting firm or Internal Audit function at a Fortune 500 company
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Data analysis capabilities and prior experience with tools/ software used to develop queries for audit testing.
  • Ability to analyze data, including working with large data sets
  • Ability and willingness to quickly adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Employs a proactive approach to problem-solving and the overall execution of job responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think critically and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, tact, initiative, and attention to detail ·
  • Must be able to multi-task and work collaboratively


Preferred Skills:


  • Knowledge of IT application and general computer controls
  • Experience creating reports and dashboards using Power BI
  • Experience with Global Risk and Compliance (GRC) software, such as AuditBoard or equivalent software.
  • Prior experience in continuous auditing or monitoring
  • Knowledge of SQL and ability to read SQL code
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Financials


EEOC Statement: 


At Party City Holdings, Inc., People Matter. Everyone is welcome to join the Party. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to our associates and qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. PCHI celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.


Expected Salary Range: $80,440 - 100,550


The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

Westwood, New Jersey


Talented, passionate, fun, creative, inspiring, helpful, and awesome human beings—for jobs that don’t feel like work. From helping our customers celebrate occasions big and small, to bringing home the grand prize in our company costume contest, our employees are the experts in making moments unforgettable.

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