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Lancaster, PA, US

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Job Description :

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 20%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong Ceilings is currently seeking an Internal Audit Director to lead our Auditing team at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA. The chosen candidate will report directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and functionally to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Internal Audit Director will ultimately be responsible for providing leadership as well as management, planning, and execution of all internal audit activities for Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI).


The Internal Audit Director will also be tasked with providing the Board of Directors and Senior Management with independent and objective assurance. This will be accomplished by evaluating the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and continuous assessment of internal controls.


Note: Relocation assistance is available to the Lancaster, PA area for this position. Up to 20% travel (domestically and Canada) will be required.


Responsibilities of the Internal Audit Director:

  • Establish direction and coordinate Internal Audit activities with external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, eliminate duplicate efforts, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities
  • Present audit results to the executive leadership team and providing input to the CEO and CFO in preparation for Audit Committee meetings
  • Understand, anticipate, and balance competing objectives of stakeholders; serve as an integrated business and external audit partner
  • Participate in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program to ensure appropriate levels of risk
  • Establish strong relationships with all key stakeholders and provide leadership and direction to co-sourced auditors
  • Prepare annual Audit Plan and present to Audit Committee for approval
  • Oversee the development, planning, and execution of financial, operational, IT, and compliance risk-based audit and advisory services
  • Lead the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program and internal controls testing activities
  • Collaborate with external auditors to review scope, testing approach, and results
  • Improve risk-based internal audit methodology through identifying control and operational weaknesses, and collaborate with business process owners to address weaknesses
  • Address previously identified internal audit methodology weaknesses by monitoring and reporting on timeliness of management’s completion of action plans
  • Ensure high-quality audits are completed on time and meet Institute of Internal Auditors and department standards for performance
  • Identify and present opportunities for professional development of Internal Audit staff
  • Develop, monitor, and ensure the achievement of Internal Audit department budget


Required Qualifications and Education of the Internal Audit Director:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another related field
  • 10+ years of experience performing risk assessments and risk-based operational, financial, and compliance audits of key business processes
  • Strong leadership skills, prior management experience, and solid Board of Directors presence
  • Deep understanding of and ability to develop SOX plans and remediation efforts, such as designing and executing testing strategies, and developing documentation


Preferred Qualifications of the Internal Audit Director:

  • Prior experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification   
  • Knowledge of SAP and governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) software


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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