Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Internal Audit Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:


  • Provide independent, objective assurance and advisory activity designed to add value and improve Group operations.

  • Responsibility for corporate audit for all North American businesses with activity covering potentially all business processes – financial, operational, IT and legal/compliance.

  • Directly manage Corporate Audit staff of 2-6.

  • Manage additional staff or outsourced support as assigned to audit engagements.


  • Provide leadership for the department with audit responsibility for Corporate Audit

  • Build a strong network across the Group with senior stakeholders including CEOs and CFOs

  • Support the Senior Manager and Head of Internal Audit in planning and setting future direction

  • Support the Senior Manager and Head of Internal Audit in driving the development of the department’s skill sets and capabilities

  • Deliver high quality audits internationally across the Group

  • Ensure that assignment planning is high quality - developing procedures to achieve audit objectives against a clear assessment of business risk

  • Supervise the daily activity of auditors assigned on all engagements

  • Ensure excellent communication with management throughout the audits

  • Prepare clear and concise recommendations for improvement and agree with management

  • Prepare professional quality draft and final reports for submission to the Senior Manager and Head of Group Internal Audit for approval and publication

  • Ensure follow up of audit recommendations to establish that businesses achieve corrective actions within agreed timescales

  • Manage resource requirements in the Internal Audit department, including outsourced support where necessary, and organize scheduling

  • Perform consulting on special projects or assignments as required

  • Manage time and resources to deliver all projects and engagements within time allocated

  • Develop Internal Audit staff on the job or through team meetings including giving appraisals and conducting training

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Improvement Program


  • Professional certifications in Accountancy and Auditing (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA)

  • MBA preferred

  • Good knowledge of professional audit working practices and IPPF standards

  • 8+ years business experience, audit or finance related, ideally gained within a multinational organization

  • Exceptional influencing and stakeholder management skills. Ability to engage, inspire and influence people at all levels across the Group

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to converse in business and financial language

  • Excellent analytical and project management skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Preferred knowledge of Sales Force cloud apps and platforms, audit management software, ACL, PeopleSoft, HFM, and Workday

  • Ability to identify and analyze opportunities to add value

  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage deadlines

  • Awareness of organizational and cultural sensitivity

  • Customer service oriented

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Experience managing people and leading high performing teams

  • Travel : If located in the Newport News, VA area travel will be around 20-25% or if located in the Atlanta, GA area, travel will be around 35-50%


  • The ideal candidate would be located at our headquarters in Newport News, VA and relocation assistance would be provided; if located in the Newport News, VA area, travel will be around 20-25%

  • If remote and based out of the Atlanta, GA area, travel will be around 35-50% with routine travel to Newport News, VA

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson is a top-rated national wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes far beyond the plumbing industry. We're a diverse distributor with business in multiple industries including waterworks, fire and fabrication, HVAC/R and more. Our customer-first approach has contributed to our growth from a local distributor to a national company with nearly $17-billion in annual sales. With more than 27,000 associates at over 1,400 locations, we take pride in providing world-class products and services to our customers.