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Senior, Internal Audit

Date:  Sep 24, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Req ID:  20467
Onsite or Remote:  Partial Remote Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Job Overview


This role will be responsible for performing J-SOX internal audit controls testing specific to Komatsu’s J-SOX control framework to determine control design and operating effectiveness and working with the process owners to remediate control deficiencies. This role will also assist with new control development and implementation, changes and improvements to existing controls, and identify opportunities to improve business process and overall control environment. This role will collaborate with other cross-functional teams and management throughout the organization and will be required to gain a thorough understanding of the company operations through process walkthrough and review/ support preparation of proper documentation. This role will act as a change agent to facilitate management to identify the best practice and improvement opportunities, implement sustainable processes, monitor progress and evaluate the result as applicable.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Actively manage the J-SOX audit work plan to review systems, processes, practices and controls throughout Komatsu in line with the company’s audit procedures and principles of internal auditing.
  • Supervise and guide audit staff to ensure compliance with deadlines and audit practices. Provide insight and interpretation on findings or questions identified in the JSOX audit process.
  • Interact and interview process owners and subject matter experts using a consultative approach.
  • Facilitate the development of audit observations, recommendations and corrective action on a timely basis. Elevate or escalate observations as appropriate.
  • Provide Management with periodic status reports and the types of non-conformances found.
  • Maintain and manage communication with the external audit team, including alignment of scope, timing and observations.
  • Assist in coordinating and managing communication and reporting with the Internal Audit team from our Japanese parent, Komatsu Limited.
  • Research GAAP/IFRS/J-SOX regarding appropriate financial reporting and governance application.
  • Apply observation, critical thought, audit best practices, data analytics and audit software such as ACL or Microsoft Excel to analyze and evaluate information and draw conclusions.
  • Assist with recruiting initiatives to help maintain our In-house Internal Audit J-SOX team.


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Information Technology.
  • CIA preferred.
  • Knowledge of audit and financial management controls, practices and approaches and GAAP and SOX/J-SOX requirements.
  • 3+ years of prior audit experience in public accounting or with a large global manufacturing company.
  • Strong critical thinking and intuitive problem-solving approach. Constructive professional skepticism and inquisitiveness. Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Ability to travel 25-40% of the time.
  • Ability to establish, build and maintain relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Familiar with software applications such as SAP, Microsoft Office and Audit Command Language (ACL).

Additional Information


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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