Brown-Forman Senior Internal Audit Consultant in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Brown-Forman (B-F) Internal Audit department provides internal audit services to all areas of B-F’s operations across the globe. The audit services are typically consultative, operational, financial, compliance or IT in scope and focus on improving business processes/controls to enable management to achieve their business objectives.

This position is responsible for planning and performing audits for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy of internal controls associated with business processes, including compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, and the adherence of those processes to Brown-Forman’s policies and procedures. In addition, these audits focus on improving business processes that enable management to achieve their business objectives and on solving internal control problems. The Audit Consultant will participate in audits that will contribute to their knowledge of the Company’s operations and improve their understanding. This includes being involved in audits for different markets, locations, brands, departments, business units, and working with employees at all levels of the Company. The Audit Consultant is expected to build a network for future career opportunities.


The Audit Consultant is responsible for planning and performing audits for the purpose of evaluating:

  • The effectiveness, efficiency, and adequacy of internal controls

  • Compliance with Sarbanes Oxley

  • The effectiveness and efficiency of operations

  • The accuracy and completeness of presented business information

  • The Audit Consultant works closely with operating management (the client) to set the objectives for the audit by identifying areas to be examined and then obtains agreement on methodology, timeline, and specific project deliverables.

  • The Audit Consultant performs and documents procedures during each audit. This includes, analyzing information, formulating recommendations, and working with the client to develop action plans to address concerns.

  • The Audit Consultant completes audit reports with their findings, recommendations, and management action plans. Additionally, the Audit Consultant is responsible for follow-up communications with operating management to ensure adoption of agreed-upon action plans.

  • The Audit Consultant effectively interacts with the external auditor to complete Sarbanes-Oxley testwork and direct assistance procedures.

Must Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute multiple assignments to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and the ability to excel in a team environment with internal and external contacts.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial and business activities, identify process strengths and weaknesses, and develop creative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Includes the ability to understand and describe process flows.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-managed environment with a high degree of initiative and inquisitiveness.

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to a strict code of ethics in handling confidential information.

  • Willingness to travel on assignments 10-20% of the time, including international travel.

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and /or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

  • Experience traveling and working internationally.

  • Experience in the beverage alcohol or consumer products industry.

  • Previous experience working at a Big 4 public firm.

  • 3- 5 years of financial experience.

  • Experience operating and/or auditing in an SAP environment (i.e. ERP, SCM, HR, BW, CRM, and/or Portal).

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Corporate

City: Louisville

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 3791BR