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Audit Manager - Transformation Advisory

Ferguson Enterprises

Ferguson Enterprises

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Job Posting:

Do you have experience in advising on controls environments through Digital Transformations? It’s a great time to join Ferguson, a US publicly listed company.

Our Internal Audit service line focused on enterprise Transformations is seeking a strong Audit Manager to support the controls advisory function on the Transformation Advisory & Assurance team. This position will support financial and operational controls advisory and assurance coverage of key transformations for the enterprise.

The candidate will directly support the Senior Manager in delivering the Audit Committee’s approved plan and provide Executive Leadership with real-time recommendations to strengthen key business processes, get in front of risk, and contribute to successful business transformations.

This is a remote position with audit related travel to the Headquarters location in Newport News, VA and the branch / Distribution Center locations as required. This position provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the Company’s diverse operations which can lead to career growth both outside and within the Internal Audit department.

The Audit Manager for the Transformation Advisory & Assurance team is expected to provide expert guidance and advice to the program management office and leadership on all controls needs / opportunities.

The Lead role will liaise directly with the Ferguson SOX and Operations teams to ensure efficient coordination and alignment with the overarching controls framework. This Lead role will be responsible for ensuring respective deliverables are on track, respective team objectives are achieved, and alignment with senior leadership. This role will report to the Transformation Advisory & Assurance Senior Manager.


  • Provide independent and objective advisory, assurance, and risk management monitoring and reporting with respect to controls on the most relevant Transformation initiatives within the enterprise.

  • Develop and share knowledge related to controls & SOX (including Segregation of Duties and Access) best practices and emerging risks.

  • Integrate and work alongside the transformation project management teams, providing real time assessments/evaluations of business process controls.

  • Roll up your sleeves and dig into documentary evidence and data to identify root cause issues and emerging risks, and to substantiate project report-outs.

  • Identify and analyze business processes, key risks and critical controls, interviewing key associates, identifying assurance activities, evaluating control design adequacy, maintaining control documentation and providing real time, on the spot controls and risk recommendations.

  • Directly influence the strength of the control environment by advising management in process design workshops, preparing process flowcharts and Risk Control Matrices, developing and participating in control test plans, and monitoring testing results.

  • Supervise engagement teams and outsourced staff as assigned in the completion of assignments, ensuring the highest quality work is delivered timely.

  • Prepare advisory, assurance and risk report-outs, including socialization with key partners.

  • Assist in the remediation status update process, evaluating corrective actions for effective risk mitigation within agreed timescales and preparing updates to leadership and the Audit Committee.

  • Build a strong network with senior partners across the Group, ensuring excellent communication between audit clients and audit leadership team.

  • Collaborate across the three lines of defense regarding business processes, risks, and controls.

  • Prepare Audit Committee presentation materials and socialize with management as appropriate.

  • Performing other duties as requested by management.


  • 8+ years progressive experience in audit or financial controls

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field; Master’s degree preferred

  • Professional certification in Accountancy and Audit required (e.g., CPA, CIA)

  • SOX 302 and 404 experience a plus

  • Big 4 public accounting experience a plus

  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud, SalesForce, SailPoint, Workday, Azure, PowerBI, and AuditBoard preferred

  • Experience managing engagement teams

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

  • Good knowledge of professional audit working practices and principles, auditing standards, IIA standards, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements

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

  • Proven analytical and project management skills, to include data analytics

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage deadlines

  • Customer service oriented

  • Experience working in a remote environment a plus

  • Travel 10-15%

Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings. Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and parental), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!



Pay Range:


Actual pay rate may vary depending upon location. The estimated pay range for this position is below. The specific rate will depend on a candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.


$6,900.30 - $11,275.00


Estimated Ranges displayed are Monthly for Salaried roles OR Hourly for all other roles.


This role is Bonus or Incentive Plan eligible.


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 Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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