Senior Internal Auditor

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large, packaged foods company focused on manufacturing, distributing, and selling iconic sweet baked goods in the United States such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and Coffee Cakes, in addition to Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

Hostess Brands LLC is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor in our Lenexa, KS Headquarters location. The Senior Auditor will conduct audits to assess compliance with financial and other internal controls, compliance with corporate policies and procedures, and to conduct audits of other operational activity. This role is a key contributor to the organization by championing and influencing compliance standards and processes in partnership within the Company.  The Senior Internal Auditor will serve as the lead auditor when necessary and have the ability to review and direct the work of other team members. The Senior Internal Auditor possess the ability to positively influence change through education, communicate rationales, and be a key representative of the Internal Audit team, both internally and externally.

Requires up to 5-15% domestic and international travel annually to our bakery locations, distribution centers, and/or third-party vendors/suppliers.


The Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for day-to-day activities and tasks associated with Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance, financial, and operational reviews and audits. The list below is a summary of duties and not an all-inclusive list:


  • Oversight and champion Sarbanes-Oxley compliance including assisting leadership in determining SOX scope, materiality, and testing conclusions
  • Execute financial and operational audits, as instructed by Director of Internal Audit and Senior Management
  • Coordinate and assist external auditors to ensure timely testing of internal controls
  • Provide support to the Internal Audit Manager and operate as a lead auditor, including assisting other auditors and reviewing workpapers
  • Assist in the completion of the risk assessments
  • Lead and complete all phases of the assigned audits including planning, leading meetings internally and externally, perform audit test work, prepare workpapers and reports, analyze and conclude outcome of audit, and perform remediation
  • Assess internal control documentation, identify improvements, and make updates as necessary
  • Document and implement internal control processes, SOPs, policies, and company initiatives
  • Present focus areas, findings, and status updates, both written and verbal, to internal departments, management, and external parties
  • Provide research and analytics to support Internal Audit team and management
  • Aid in verification and testing of new systems
  • Create and lead training initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related degree
  • Three or more years of related experience in public accounting or internal audit


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or CPA (or other applicable certification)
  • Five or more years of related experience in public accounting or internal audit (including financial statement audits)


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of accounting and internal control principles and skills including an understanding of GAAP, PCAOB, SOX 404/302, and COSO
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills; solution rather than problem focused
  • Strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and consistency in the execution of responsibilities
  • Ability to deliver written and oral communication, which is clear, concise, and relevant to audience both within and outside of the Hostess Brands organization and with our third-party vendors
  • Able to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with key stakeholders both within and outside of the Hostess Brands organization and with our third-party vendors
  • Exhibits high ethical standards and professional conduct
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and to learn and adapt to new business processes, technologies, and environments 
  • Intermediate knowledge and proficiency with MS Office Suite – Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Knowledge of SAP and AuditBoard preferred


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