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Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. Senior Operational Auditor in Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:

Ferguson plc is a leading value added distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors operating in North America. Ongoing revenue for the year ended July 31, 2020 was $19.9 billion and ongoing underlying trading profit was $1.6 billion. Ferguson plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:FERG) and is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter

Are you a dedicated audit professional with a proven track record contributing to risk assessments and leading / executing audit engagements? Would you like to join a proven industry leader that continues to grow in multiple market segments? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to join a growing Internal Audit team within an industry leader.

Ferguson is seeking an experienced Senior Auditor to join its Internal Operational Audit team.


  • High-level of mobility (50%) during the redesign of the Operational Audit Program tapering to moderate levels of travel once the new program is implemented (25-40%)

  • Position is remote. Living close to a large airport is ideal.

  • Relocation assistance offered if ideal candidate prefers to relocate to our headquarters located in Newport News, VA

The Role:

  • Provide an independent, objective assurance and advisory activity designed to add value and improve Group operations

  • Work closely with the Operational Audit Manager to redesign the Operational Audit Program for US & Canada

  • Act as team lead in the execution of operational and branch audits for all North American businesses with activity covering all business processes – financial, operational, IT and legal/compliance

  • Support a team environment with strong commitment to meeting departmental goals

  • Appraise the effectiveness and efficiency of control procedures, systems and processes

  • Work in partnership with other internal audit teams on integrated/operational corporate audits

  • Understand business processes as they relate to supply chain, operations and control activities in support of business objectives

  • Work in partnership with the SOX Compliance team in the creation and execution of SOX testing as it relates to the Operational Audit Program

  • Potential to grow within Internal Audit and within the Ferguson business structure

  • Support the Operational Audit Manager in the redesign of the Operational Audit Program whose mission is to provide audit assurance over key operational, financial, compliance, and IT risks in the branch and distribution center network

Responsibilities :

  • Perform team lead role on audits: plan, execute and report on audits, with guidance from the Audit Manager

  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders to develop relationships and facilitate the achievement of engagement objectives

  • Apply professional auditing principles and standards to evaluate complex records and operational systems

  • Produce high quality working papers to document the tests performed, results and conclusions

  • Review working papers and assist with the coaching of team members

  • Coordinate and effectively communicate observations and corrective agreed actions verbally and in writing to audit clients

  • Prepare quality draft and final reports for submission to the Audit Manager for review

  • Utilize and manage data with tools such as Excel, Power BI, Tableau and ThinkLP

  • Support in presenting to executive level management and Board level (written and verbal)

  • Assist in the recruitment of new staff

  • Assist the Manager in the training and development of operational audit staff

  • Lead other duties / special projects as assigned

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field

  • Certification required (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)

  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in risk-based auditing (internal or external) – operational audit experience preferred

  • Large public firm or relevant industry experience required

  • Experience with distribution and retail industries preferred

  • Experience in a leadership role over small teams

  • Experience with internal controls and/or SOX related matters including system and process documentation required

  • Preferred knowledge of Oracle, Workday, ThinkLP and Power BI

  • Excellent analytical and project management skills

  • Exceptional communication, presentation and persuasion skills required

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage deadlines


Ferguson is a top-rated national wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes far beyond the plumbing industry. We're a diverse distributor with business in multiple industries including waterworks, fire and fabrication, HVAC/R and more. Our customer-first approach has contributed to our growth from a local distributor to a national company with nearly $17-billion in annual sales. With more than 27,000 associates at over 1,400 locations, we take pride in providing world-class products and services to our customers.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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