Corp Manager of Internal Audit in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/24/2022

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Job Description

Founded in 1917 as a street corner newsstand in Florence, Alabama, Books-A-Million, Inc. has grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second largest book retailer in the nation. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the company currently operates more than 260 stores in 32 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its primary retail component, the corporation includes 2nd & Charles-a buy, sell, and trade new and used goods retailer; American Wholesale Book Company (AWBC)- a book wholesale and distribution subsidiary; Joe Muggs Coffee- a coffee and espresso bar operating mostly in Books-A-Million stores; Yogurt Mountain- a self-serve frozen yogurt retailer and franchisor; Preferred Growth Properties (PGP)- an acquisition, design, development, leasing, and management of retail properties; and last but not least, our e-commerce division operating as BOOKSAMILLION.COM.

Books-A-Million Inc is looking for an up-and-coming audit professional to take charge of our Internal Audit Department. The ideal candidate would be either a current senior auditor working in public accounting, or a strong internal audit senior/manager with an array of accounting and financial experience, preferably in the retail and/or commercial real estate industry. The main priorities of this position consist of evaluating the company’s compliance with internal controls and developing lean initiatives that focus on improving business operations and processes. This position offers the opportunity for rapid advancement to senior level management in the various operating and staff departments of the company.  

What we need from you...

  • Ability to lead all audit activities for the Company (i.e. operational, internal controls, and external audit relationships)
  • Present findings to Executive Management and Audit Committee at least quarterly in an effective manner
  • Ability to analyze situations and achieve results
  • Deep understanding of major business processes
  • Strong technical internal audit skills, including IT audit skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to interact comfortably with Senior/Executive level management and Board Members
  • Ability to build strong relationships with leaders of BAM’s business operations
  • Ability to quickly assimilate relevant information in unfamiliar situations
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Passion to help improve business and process operations
  • Sound judgment and ability to act independently


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BA/BS in Accounting or similar business area required. MBA/MACC preferred
  • 3-4 years of public accounting audit experience or 4-6 years of strong external audit experience
  • Presentation and liaison experience with businesses and executives  
  • Applying materiality threshold standards
  • CPA, CIA, is preferred, but not required

Travel Requirements: Ability to travel up to 25%, domestically

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate a keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without an assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
  • Must be able to withstand changing weather conditions at stores and warehouse.
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