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United Airlines Senior Manager - Corporate Internal Audits in Chicago, Illinois

Desc ription - External

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Internal Audit

Internal auditors look at our organization objectively, and provide feedback on areas for improvement.

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Manage corporate audits from planning to report issuance

  • Prepare the annual risk assessment and audit plan development including resource budgeting and allocation for review by Managing Director Corporate Audits and VP Internal Audit

  • Serve as a trusted business partner and advisor to United leadership, specifically operational, and conduct frequent dialogue to understand portfolios and derive risks.

  • Demonstrate, encourage and recognize a continuous improvement mindset in the IA function, including identifying and integrating best practices and conducting agile audits; identify specific actions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of reviews

  • Serves on projects and committees to provide input to queries on internal controls and procedures

  • Manages Corporate audit plan as well as the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures

  • Counsels and guides staff to ensure that approved audit objectives are met and that adequate coverage is achieved

  • Ensures that audits address areas of concern relative to the goals, performance objectives, and impact of a variety of economic, financial, and managerial programs, in conformance with Company policies and procedures or sound business practices where no policies exist

  • Demonstrate ability to identify systemic root causes from one audit to the next and to assist management with end to end remediation and strategic adjustment

  • Identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas, associated with corporate audits, for the development of the annual audit plan to be presented and approved by the Audit Committee

  • Manages professional development opportunities, including internal and external training and professional association memberships

  • Attract, develop and retain a high performing Internal Audit team. Mentor, coach and teach individuals, as needed. Develop, update and maintain talent development, training and succession plans for the department.

  • Manages and oversees the review and analysis of business processes

  • Develops and maintains productive client, staff, management, and board relationships through individual contacts and group meetings

Qualifications - External


  • College degree

  • 7-9 years’ experience in public accounting or internal audit, including 4-5 years of supervisory or project management experience

  • CIA, CPA or comparable designation

  • Extensive knowledge and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices, management principles and preferred business practices

  • Extensive knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, 25%

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Advanced degree

  • Direct management experience in the transportation field

  • Direct experience in the transportation field

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Internal Audit

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled