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Internal Auditor - GROWMARK, Inc. - Bloomington, IL

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $8.5 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

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Performs or participates in audits of various GROWMARK and subsidiary operations and processes, and annual financial statement audits.  


Performs or participates in internal audits assigned by the Director of Internal Auditing.  Audits include GROWMARK subsidiaries, divisions (wholesale and retail), facilities, product division programs, transaction cycles, and information systems (including e Commerce).  Audits include the following activities:

•    Reviews accounting and operational processes (generally by discussion and observation) and/or documentation to determine internal controls and operational efficiency and prepares write-ups.
•    Performs and documents audit procedures to verify that accounting and operational processes are functioning as intended, that corporate policies are being followed, and that record keeping is accurate.
•    Determines and recommends any necessary improvements in internal controls or processes.
•    Prepares draft audit reports for submission to management, external auditors, and the Budget/Audit Committee.
•    Evaluate and implement process optimizations through the use of data automation tools.


Participates in annual financial statement audits of GROWMARK, subsidiaries, retail divisions, and employee benefit plans by external auditors.  


Performs audit routines in audit areas assigned by the external auditors, including confirmation of activity with outside parties.  Acts as liaison between external auditors, internal staff, and external service providers in meeting all audit objectives.




As directed by management, the Director of Internal Auditing, or the Executive Director of Corporate Compliance, participates in compliance investigations to identify and document Code of Conduct violations and to analyze internal control failures in GROWMARK wholesale and retail divisions, or subsidiaries.


Responds to questions and conducts research regarding technical accounting matters as requested.


Participates in annual physical inventories at GROWMARK or subsidiary facilities as requested.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.



Normally requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent, with at least 1-2 years of related experience and the ability to earn an advanced degree or certification (MBA, CPA, CMA or CISA). 


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport and able to travel independently and overnight as necessary.  A passport is required as some travel to Canada may be required. 


Ability to maintain independence and complete confidentiality.


Occasionally required to climb ladders and work outside of an office environment to complete audit procedures including inventory observations.


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal

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