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VP Internal Audit at Johnson Controls, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Johnson Controls is powered by your talent. We are the power behind the customer mission. Together we are building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our diverse global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and environments more comfortable and secure. We are all about improving outcomes for our partners. Tomorrow needs your talent. Tomorrow needs you. So let’s talk today.

What you will do

Based in Milwaukee, the Vice President, Internal Audit will provide senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with assurance as to the adequacy and effectiveness of internal financial and operational controls within the company.  Reporting to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and operationally to the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President, Internal Audit, manages a team of approximately 60 auditors based primarily in Milwaukee, Bratislava, and Shanghai.

The position is one of high visibility and importance to the company and its key stakeholders.  The Vice President, Internal Audit must maintain his/her independence and objectivity while bringing knowledge and expertise in the requirements of internal controls, risk management, accounting, finance and Corporate compliance.

How you will do it

You will develop and implement a comprehensive and flexible audit plan using an appropriate risk-based methodology.  The plan is reviewed with management and provided to the Audit Committee for review and approval on an annual basis. 

You will perform independent testing to assess the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with management’s certifications under Sarbanes-Oxley.

You will prepare periodic reports to executive management and the Audit Committee regarding the internal control environment and results of executing the audit plan, including required resources.

You will recruit, manage and develop a professional audit team of approximately 60 auditors with the necessary knowledge, skills, experience and professional certifications to meet JCI’s standards.

You will coordinate Internal Audit activities with those of the external auditors to ensure appropriate audit coverage, eliminate duplicative efforts, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of overall audit activities, while maintaining an effective working relationship with external auditors.

You will promote high levels of ethical awareness and conduct within the company, including auditing the Ethics and Integrity program (FCPA, trade compliance, anti-competitive behavior, etc.) and assisting with independent investigations. 

You will prepare periodic reports for management and others on significant issues related to internal control processes, tracking of open issues and information on issue resolution/remediation.

You will proactively and collaboratively interact with executive and Business Unit management to ensure that audit and business risk management needs are fulfilled in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

What we look for

  • A visionary thinker capable of leading a large, sophisticated global Internal Audit function and interacting with the most senior levels of management, including the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. 

  • Ability to articulate thoughts clearly, plan initiatives, and execute flawlessly with appropriate urgency. 

  • Demonstrated drive, intelligence, maturity, and energy and will be a proven change leader.

  • A high degree of business acumen.

  • Strong accounting and audit experience. Operational finance and management experience at a senior level .

  • Knowledge of operating in a complex, multi-national environment

  • Ability to coach, motivate and develop careers of others within a global team

  • Professional presence, credibility and authority such that others listen/seek advice and guidance

  • Inspire confidence at the highest levels by providing consistent, high quality advice

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and a good listener

  • Global vision with ability to understand the business from a strategic and operational perspective