Senior Auditor at Amherst

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Senior Auditor - Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
Amherst is seeking a self-motivated, independent, intellectually curious accounting or auditing professional to join the newly formed Internal Audit team as a Senior Auditor. In this highly visible and dynamic position, you will be reporting to the Head of Internal Audit and be responsible for identifying enhancements to internal control activities, mitigating risks and improving operational efficiencies with process improvement recommendations. 
 
You will be executing risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as leading and participating in other special audit projects and consulting activities. Your strong knowledge of internal controls, enterprise risks and business processes will have a direct impact on both the strengthening of internal controls and in risk management within Amherst.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Execute Internal Audit projects as components of the Internal Audit Plan, special management requests, advisory work, process improvement consulting and various follow-up activities; 
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit in the development and execution of an annual risk assessment and internal audit plan;
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit with design and implementation of the Internal Audit Methodology, including the development of supporting policies, procedures, reporting templates and other infrastructure-related items;
  • Perform planning, fieldwork and reporting on executed audit projects;
  • Develop planning memos, risk and control matrices and audit programs for each audit project; and
  • Create Internal Audit reporting for the Audit Committee and executive management;
 
Education, Work Experience & Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelors or Masters in finance or accounting (Masters in accounting preferred, but not required);
  • CPA or CIA license preferred (or working towards certification);
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting and/or an internal auditing function within Financial Services, Private Equity or Real Estate Investment firms preferred, but not required;
  • Familiarity with the International Institute of Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), i.e., the guiding standards from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for professional practice of internal auditing;
  • Superior analytical skills with the ability to perform data analysis, identify outliers and communicate results;
  • The proven track record for driving/identifying process improvements and operational efficiencies
  • Strong initiative with excellent organization skills and project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to focus on both enterprise-wide and detailed process levels. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and comfortable presenting to all levels of individuals or groups of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment; and
  • Strong Microsoft Suite skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel);
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 
 

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Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Amherst Benefits Overview

Competitive salaries
Choice of Mac or Windows hardware
Flexible vacation days, paid holidays, and work from home options
Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life, EAP, and 401K with matching benefits
Stellar colleagues with proven track records

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Amherst has established the Amherst People Council focused on Engage, Grow and Give to promote employee engagement such as Affinity Groups, Career Growth and Mentorship and Philanthropy events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Amherst has a discretionary annual bonus program based on performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Amherst provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amherst also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amherst provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Amherst employees receive between 20 and 30 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Amherst hosts annual company events and semi-annual events
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Our coworking space near Ladybird Lake is pet-friendly!
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance depending on location and position.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Amherst offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Amherst hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Amherst. allows employes to set aside 50% of working hours for learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certification assistance. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings.

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