Assurance Manager- Internal Auditor
Arlington, VA - United States

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Job Summary:

The Assurance Manager- Internal Auditor, assigned to one of Pinkerton's largest global clients, will oversee multiple projects or a portfolio of related projects that are aimed at achieving the department objectives, specifically for the Security Assurance Program workstream. The Manager ensures that the projects are delivered on time, within budget, required quality standards, and when possible, the implementation of improvements.This role supports the associated global assurance efforts and leads audit projects from simple activities to more complex plans. Through collaboration with colleagues, security teams, and business stakeholders, the Manager prepares comprehensive project planning, manages resources, coordinates tasks, and maintains project documentation and data. The utilization of Lean Six Sigma and ISO standards to identify issues with documented processes, data analysis, and recommendations to improve quality control are important aspects of the position.

Essential Functions:

  1. Represent Pinkerton's core values of integrity, vigilance, and excellence.
  2. Serve as the primary resource for assurance issues for internal audits.
  3. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports.
  4. Perform assigned tasks within assigned deadlines and requirements, including oversight of all incoming and out-going project documentation.
  5. Act as the point of contact and communicate project statuses with management.
  6. Develop and establish program processes and procedures.
  7. Manage and coordinate goals and activities in conjunction with sound assurance and personnel management concepts.
  8. Plan, coordinate, and direct the work of others in discharging the company assurance mission.
  9. Supervise contracted vendors and resources within assigned team.
  10. Develop and manage all team-related training programs.
  11. Maintain good working relations with external and internal customers.
  12. Provide advice and counsel to regional and area security managers on matters relating to inspection, testing, assessment and validation.
  13. Identify and define objectives, strategies, and priorities relating to assurance and validation matters.
  14. Conduct process compliance and quality management system internal audits, per schedule and defined procedures, using audit checklists and other documentation tools and standards.
  15. Investigate and follow-up on issues observed during internal audits to determine impact and recommend mitigation strategies.
  16. Adhere to and apply all aspects of assurance and validation protocols in a consistent manner.
  17. Ensure audits and remote tests are closed out and submitted to Corporate Security on time.
  18. Complete and ensure quality of assurance assessments and preparation of reports.
  19. Comply with all applicable laws, statutes, or standards from regulatory and accrediting agencies as applicable.
  20. Initiate and facilitate changes to improve services through effective communication, collaboration, and interdisciplinary problem solving.
  21. All other duties, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree with five or more years of risk, assurance, compliance and/or governance experience and related audit requirements. Auditor certification is required. Pinkerton is an inclusive employer who seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of risk management and quality assurance controls including the implementation of strategies, policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Strong knowledge of international standards and policy/governance management methodologies.
  • Understanding of current and emerging security risk management, technology, document control, and physical security.
  • Strong project management skills for short and long-term projects.
  • Able to work effectively as an individual contributor as well as a team leader.
  • Attentive to detail with a high degree of personal organization.
  • Able to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, under multiple deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and committed to identifying and recommending process improvements.
  • Attentive to detail with a high degree of personal organization.
  • Responsive and responsible attitude.
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills regarding data interpretation and visualization.
  • Strong client orientation and results driven.
  • Computer skill; Microsoft Office 365 Suite.

Working Conditions:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions;

  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Regular computer usage.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
  • Occasional reaching and lifting of small objects and operating office equipment.
  • Ability to adjust focus between close and distance vision.
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Travel both domestic and international, up to 50%, and work flexible hours, as required.

Pinkerton is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/prenatal status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any protected status by local, state, federal or country-specific law. Pinkerton also adheres to all local, state, federal, and country hiring requirements.

*Current employees include Pinkerton and all Securitas divisions.