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CBRE Global Internal Audit Lead / Supervisor in Newport Beach, California


The Global Internal Audit function at CBRE is led by the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Director of Internal Audit who reports directly to the Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee and administratively to the General Counsel. This team continuously strives for world class service delivery and consists of 10+ professionals based in Newport Beach, CA and Dallas, TX. The function is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance and consulting services. Projects are risk-based (not recurring or checklist audits) covering a wide variety of business risks across financial, operational, technological, and strategic areas. The department is charged with building future leaders for CBRE, offers support for certifications and professional education, and operates with a flexible work schedule.

The Lead Internal Auditor will be a project and/or section lead responsible for evaluating risks to the company and consulting with management to identify process improvements and operational efficiencies, all performed in accordance with professional standards.

The Lead Auditor will direct the work performed by staff members and guide staff in professional auditing techniques.

Responsible for supervising and mentoring 1-2 auditors, and supporting them in achieving career goals and growth.

Performs complex audit procedures verifying the effectiveness of established processes and procedures and verbally communicates and confirms audit findings/observations identified through detailed testing.

Successfully manages competing demands and is able to monitor that their project teams's work is delivered on time and within budgeted hours.

Able to perform advanced analysis of complex business processes identifying risks, controls, gaps, and can supervise, revise, and present a process flow and design with a client.

Reviews and interprets organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall leading practices.

Drafts audit programs that adequately address risk and compliance with company standards and relevant regulations.

Works with IA Manager to finalize overall audit program.

Prepares the first draft of audit reports that identifies the appropriate risks and provides value-added recommendations and improvement opportunities to management.

Reviews work papers and provides coaching comments to ensure that the audit procedures were completely and accurately addressed.

Demonstrates leadership capabilities to facilitate change in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Direct responsibility for staff which includes identifying objectives and developmental opportunities, providing guidance on project assignments and completing performance evaluations.

Provide assistance with planning audit assignments which can include scheduling meetings with clients and the assigning of tasks to team members.

May also assist Manager in assigning tasks and reviewing work papers.


Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field.

4+ years of external/internal audit and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures.

Operational engagement and/or industry experience strongly desired.

Professional certifications are preferred.

Further advancement will require achieving one of the following: Master's Degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Has the ability to effectively respond to advanced inquiries from clients, co-workers, supervisor, and/or management.

Possesses advanced public speaking / presentation skills and is comfortable leading opening and closing meetings, including explaining issues to Executives and handling constructive disagreements to resolution.

Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.

Advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and IIA Standards.

Ability to analyze and solve problems involving several options with limited information.

Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently.

Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple assignments.

Willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic and international) up to 20%.

Proficient in Visio, PowerPoint, EXCEL, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge and proficiency in audit software is a plus.

Experience with data analytics is a plus.

Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines.

Responsible for setting own project deadlines based on direction and approval from IA Manager.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans