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United Rentals Senior Internal Auditor in Stamford, Connecticut


United Rentals, Inc. is an $8 billion dollar Fortune 500 organization and the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of over 1,100 rental locations in 49 states, every Canadian province, and 11 in Europe. The company's 18,000+ employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.

Primary responsibility includes the performance of tests of controls in executing the SOX program for the Company. Additional responsibilities include the performance of corporate audits in order to identify, monitor and mitigate risk, evaluate compliance with policies and procedures, provide assurance that Company assets are properly safeguarded and identify areas for improvement.

Essential Duties:

SOX Activities:

  • Evaluate and document the effectiveness of internal controls in the following areas:

o Manual and IT application controls for significant business processes

o IT general controls related to logical access, program change management and IT operations processes

o Entity level controls

  • Perform walkthroughs of sigificant business processes, including drafting of high level process flowcharts and review of related narrative documents

  • Perform reviews of SOC reports under SSAE 18, including the testing of complementary user entity controls

  • Document the mapping of controls to the COSO 2013 principles

  • Interact with external auditors regarding testing of key controls, where applicable

Process Audit Activities:

  • Perform the following elements of financial, operational and compliance audits of various corporate functions:

  • Assess risk and establish the scope of work in formalizing work programs

  • Perform all worksteps defined in the work program in assessing compliance with policies and procedures

  • Identify best practice recommendations and develop corrective action plans to address testing exceptions or control weaknesses

  • Provide guidance to and work with process owners to implement corrective actions and adopt best practices

  • Provide periodic updates on audit status to key stakeholders

  • Draft formal audit communications to key stakeholders, including reports of audit results

Other Activities:

  • Perform T&E Testing

  • Perform Branch Operational Audits

  • Assist with audit software maintenance activities, such as updating process/control information, archiving workpapers, and business user provisioning


Education : Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business required; CPA, CIA or CISA preferred

Experience: * 3+ years of experience in audit, accounting, systems, or financial operations functions.

  • Experience with control analysis, audit procedures and standards, sampling techniques, risk components and Sarbanes-Oxley.

  • Experience in business process analysis.

  • Experience interacting with business process owners and external auditors.

  • Familiarity with accounting, treasury, FP&A, Human Resources and other corporate processes.

  • Experience managing multiple projects with varying timeframes and deadlines.

  • Experience in utilizing audit software such as OpenPages, TeamMate, etc.

Other Skills Required: * Strong analytical, written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.

  • Works collaboratively with own group and cross-functionally to achieve goals.

  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel required; proficiency with MS PowerPoint and Access preferred.

United Rentals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.