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Pearson Senior Internal Auditor in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senior Internal Auditor


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


The Senior Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for contributing to the delivery of the audit plan by undertaking specific audit assignments. The audit work involves preparing work papers in support of work performed; discussing findings with management; and drafting audit observations.

Reporting to the Internal Audit Director, the individual will be an active member of a small Internal Audit team who are responsible for audits in Canada, North America and South America with some work in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The work will involve up to 30% US and overseas travel.

Main activities/responsibilities:

Participate in execution of each audit from start to finish, including detailed review of audit engagement team work papers, in line with departmental policies and internal audit standards.

Perform effective risk and control assessments

Allocate audit responsibilities to staff auditors.

Report observations and discuss action plans with management.

Following up on audit findings to ensure timely and proper remediation

Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

Complete ad-hoc special projects/investigations at the request of Senior Management, Legal or Corporate Security. Projects may include review of a large amount of data through the use of data analytics to identify trends or potential fraud.

Provide coaching and mentoring to strengthen staff auditor and/or interns within the department.

Prepare and adhere to budget for audits with travel.



Ability to adapt to changes in work schedule, environment and culture as well as ability to work independently, when needed.

Demonstrates strong work ethic, integrity and reliability.

Good organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and deliver to deadlines.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Collaborative approach to working within a team and with colleagues across the business

Good communication and influencing skills – both written and verbal

Knowledge of and experience with data analytics utilizing business intelligence tools such as Tableau.

3-5 years’ experience in financial/business/operations and / or auditing with an understanding of internal control and internal audit methodology, preferred

Ability to understand the company's operational policies and procedures, key business processes and overall company objectives.

Receptive to constructive feedback and being able to apply learned skills to future projects.

Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel) and accounting software, such as Teammate.

Travel approximately 30% throughout the year domestically and internationally

Foreign language knowledge a plus

Education / Certifications:

Degree or equivalent

Professional designation completed or in progress, such as: CPA, CA, MIIA, CIA, CISA, CMA, CFE, CISSP, CIPP


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Bloomington, US-NC-Raleigh

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 30, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1907378

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.