• Operational Audit Manager

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  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


    This position is responsible for planning and managing audits of business processes and controls in stores and distribution centers.


    1. Create and maintain audit methods and standards used within Internal Audit to evaluate the operating effectiveness of business processes and internal controls in stores and distribution centers.
    2. Review and approve the work of the Operations Audit Team. Ensure audits are performed objectively and results are reported accurately. 
    3. Visit stores and distribution centers to perform audits and to maintain an understanding of store and distribution center operations, risks and controls. Align operational audit efforts with business objectives and risks.
    4. Collaborate with business leaders in Store and Distribution Center Operations and across the Company to develop solutions to internal control and process deficiencies identified through audits. Identify and communicate process improvements and store and distribution center best practices.
    5. Compile and analyze store and distribution center audit results using audit software and spreadsheets. Write audit reports and memorandums, and make presentations to management to communicate audit results and offer recommendations for improvement.
    6. Design and employ a quality assurance program to ensure audits are performed in compliance with Internal Audit departmental procedures, best practices, and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
    7. Motivate and develop the Operations Audit Team. Train the team on the correct execution of audit procedures and provide them with feedback about their performance. Encourage the team to continuously strive for better ways to work and add value to Tractor Supply Company.
    8. Perform ad hoc appraisals, inspections, investigations, or reviews as requested by the Vice President of Internal Audit or other senior management.
    9. Assist the Vice President of Internal Audit with development and execution of the annual Internal Audit Plan. Perform risk assessments to identify stores chosen for audit. Coordinate and manage the audit schedule for the Operations Audit Team.


    Experience:  Five or more years’ experience in internal audit or store leadership, including two or more years’ experience leading people.


    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited college or university.  Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.


    Professional Certifications: Professional certification in internal auditing (CIA) preferred.


    Other knowledge, skills or abilities:

    • Knowledge of store and distribution center operations, business processes and risks (required)
    • Ability to identify and create audit procedures needed to evaluate risks and to appraise the design and operating effectiveness of business processes and internal controls (required)
    • Ability to compile and analyze information, develop conclusions and provide credible information and advice to improve business operations (required)
    • Skilled and experienced in leadership of direct reports (required)
    • Ability to speak and write clearly (required)
    • Proficiency with PC software, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Ability to create and manipulate Excel spreadsheets (required)
    • Ability to travel overnight 20-25% to stores, distribution centers and other business locations (required)
    • Knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, internal audit best practices, and general accounting (preferred)
    • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems, data repositories and data retrieval tools, point of sale and warehouse management systems (preferred)


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