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United Airlines Senior Auditor - Internal Audit in Chicago, Illinois

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Internal Audit

Internal auditors look at our organization objectively, and provide feedback on areas for improvement

Job overview and responsibilities

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for the execution and planning of various audit projects and supervision and scheduling of audit staff project deliverables under the direct supervision of an Audit Manager or Senior Manager.

  • Responsible for timely audit project execution, including the scoping for audit projects, under supervision of the Audit Senior Manager/Manager/Audit Project Lead; audit areas may include (but not limited to): Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) internal control testing, Operations, Shared Services, Regulatory/Compliance, Finance/Accounting, Commercial

  • Assists the Audit Senior Manager/Manager/Audit Project Lead with the development of written reports which communicate audit results

  • Follows up, when necessary, on management action plans and documents status

  • Utilizes data analysis to draw conclusions

  • May train audit staff on audit standards, department procedures, and technical skills required for their position

  • Writes audit programs for risk-based audits that are relevant to United Airlines' strategic objectives and key stakeholder requests

  • Communicates progress of audit objectives and testing with clients, audit project team members, and/or the Audit Manager/Senior Manager/Audit Project Lead on a timely basis

  • Demonstrates ability to adapt audit approach to changes in the audit plan, company strategy, or department goals

  • Influences client management to drive measurable action plans to address control deficiencies

  • Prepares working papers that document the procedures performed, findings, and conclusions and may prepare written communications such as audit reports, client correspondence, and memos

  • Actively pursues training relevant to internal audit career growth, client processes and/or industry trades

  • Demonstrates initiative in developing systems, applications, and/or processes, in excess of those required for specific audit effectiveness

  • Strives to add value to the productivity and growth of the department


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management or related field (Accounting or Finance preferred)

  • 2-4 years’ experience in public accounting, internal audit and/or a related field

  • Seeking CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE or comparable designation

  • Knowledge and awareness of the skills necessary in applying internal auditing principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Visio, Outlook and Access

  • Problem solving skills and ability to communicate effectively, both in written form and orally

  • Knowledge and awareness of Data Analysis tools

  • Knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 35%, both domestically and internationally

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Advanced degree

  • Direct experience in the field of transportation

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Internal Audit

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled