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Sr Manager Internal Audit


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  31861

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Summary and Mission:

Assists in developing a concise and focused global audit plan and developing the strategy and tactics for execution of the audits, in close partnership with the Director Internal Audit. Assess risk inherent into Company locations, key processes and systems and designs audit programs to mitigate risks. Leads internal audits in the execution of the strategy and maintaining SOX compliance. Identifies and communicates opportunities for process improvement to drive efficiency and strengthen the Company’s internal control environment.  Participates in updates to the Audit Committee on audit status and key control environment initiatives. 


Key Job Responsibilities 


  • Directs projects, processes, functional and business objectives with a broad scope and impact
  • Provide strategic input to facilitate achievement of the audit strategy

  • Participates in cross-functional projects and Company initiatives to help identify and mitigate risk

  • Analyze complexities inherent to the operational / SOX control environment and develop recommendations in support of achieving efficiencies and driving compliance

  • Manage a functional or operational area that directly supports the execution of tactical objectives

  • Develop and modify audit programs to address inherent risk that specific to a given location/process

  • Manages 2 direct reports as well as multiple co-sourced resources to support the audit process. 

  • Reviews work product and audit report drafts of audit managers



Key Position Accountabilities


  • Actively contributes to the development of the annual audit plan and assists with the communication of the plan to Senior Leadership and Audit Committee
  • Examines the company’s system of internal controls and develops appropriate auditing strategies.

  • Oversee the completion of internal audits and assists with communicating results to Senior Management and the Audit committee

  • Assess control risk and proactively identifies control additions/modifications/deletions that need to be addressed to support the Company’s SOX compliance.

  • Knowledge and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field or expertise. Oversees execution of cross-functional projects with significant influence on the operations of the Company

  • Provides point of view on areas of risk outside of the audit program in support of key company initiatives and projects. 





  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field 
  • 8-10 years' experience in Internal Audit - public accounting preferred. 

  • CPA certification required

  • 5 years managing Internal audit teams

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to lead meetings and presentations, and ability to interface with all levels in the organization with tact and diplomacy

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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