Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Audit Associate

    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/22/2019 11:58 AM)
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  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc.

    Internal Auditor (Audit Associate)


    Be responsible for performing audits covering a broad range of the company’s operations to determine if functional areas are conducting operations in accordance with stablished guidelines, policies, procedures and governmental and legal requirements.


    The Internal Auditor reports to the Internal Audit Supervisor. 

    Job Description



    Area of Responsibility

    • Conduct audit fieldwork using appropriate auditing methods
    • Provide verbal and written report to our operations team’s that will identify and monitor business opportunities
    • Develop an understanding of Lithia’s operating structure and accounting system
    • Remain current and increase knowledge in the areas of auditing, accounting, business and industry trends
    • Work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of the Internal Audit team
    • Report Audit findings and prepares acceptable work papers that summarize and illustrate areas covered
    • Reviews transactions, documents, records, reports, and methods for accuracy and effectiveness
    • Holds preliminary discussions of apparent deficiencies with personnel to verify and obtain explanations
    • Work closely with our external auditors in their quarterly and annual audits
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
    • Travel approximately 20-30% for 18- 36 months
    • Ability to set priorities and perform a variety of complex and broad work assignments
    • Ability to multi- task in a fast-paced work environment
    • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties



    The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

    • Strong attention to detail, thorough, and a sense of urgency
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
    • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
    • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    • Ethical and objective conduct
    • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time
    • Personally effective and credible



    • BS/BA degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university
    • Potential CPA/CIA/CFE candidate


    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
    • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment


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