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Staff, Internal Audit

Date:  Sep 8, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Req ID:  25007
Onsite or Remote:  Partial Remote Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

This role will be responsible for performing J-SOX internal audit testing. This role will be responsible for performing 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

  • Execute 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.
  • Comply with deadlines and audit practices. Provide insight and interpretation on findings or questions identified in the J-SOX audit process.
  • Interact and interview process owners and subject matter experts using a consultative approach.
  • Develop audit observations, recommendations and corrective action on a timely basis. Elevate or escalate observations as appropriate.
  • Assist with developing periodic management status reports.
  • 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.


  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Information Technology. 
  • CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of audit and financial management controls, practices and approaches and GAAP and SOX/J-SOX requirements.
  • Prior audit experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Competent with software applications such as Microsoft Office and SAP (preferred).

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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