Internal Audit / Control Specialist in Baltimore MD

Pompeian, Inc.
Internal Audit / Control Specialist
Job ID: 
Baltimore MD
Not Specified
Job Types:
Accountant, Financial Analyst
Employment Type:
Full Time

Baltimore based since 1906, Pompeian, Inc. is the leading national brand of olive oil, best-selling wine vinegars and variety of cooking wines.

Pompeian has an immediate opening for an Internal Audit / Control Specialist at our Corporate location in Baltimore, Maryland. This position is eligible for competitive health benefits, vacation programs, and 401K participation with excellent matching opportunities.

Job Description:

The Internal Audit / Control Specialist will partner with operations and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls using a risk-based methodology developed from professional auditing standards. This newly created position will have executive level visibility and add value across the Company all locations including West Coast, 3PL’s and Spain. The Internal Audit / Control Specialist will report to the Corporate Controller and will monitor the Company’s compliance with internal guidelines set for risk management and monitoring, as well as external rules and regulations governing the industry.


  • Evaluation of inherent risk categories and performing risk assessments at an entity and at a process level.
  • Evaluation effectiveness and efficiency of existing manual and automated ERP controls with the motivation of working towards more automated controls.
  • Walk through detailed operational processes with the lens of GAAP/GAAS to develop new control process and procedures.
  • Partner with accounting and operations to implement newly created control process and procedures.
  • Continuous auditing of all implemented control process and procedures to validate they are being adhered to by the responsible stakeholder.
  • Evaluates audit findings, recommends solutions for correcting control weaknesses, and prioritizes areas for management focus.
  • Assist during external audits for auditor’s evaluation of Company controls.
  • Maintain an awareness of audit trends and best practices.
  • Assists with other accounting and finance projects as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years in internal or external audit at a large firm, obtaining a senior level or higher.
  • Previous experience with inventory and product costing. Manufacturing experience is a big plus.
  • Strong GAAP & GAAS knowledge.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. CPA or CIA preferred.
  • Ability to develop a plan to diagnose problems, drill down to root causes, and separate trivial from crucial with minimal guidance.
  • Self-management of assigned workload - ability to plan and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Ability to partner/influence others throughout different departments and locations.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, excellent verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (including strong excel skills).
  • Travel 10-15% to other Plants, 3PL’s, and aboard to Spain.
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