Kansas City Southern Railway Internal Auditor II - Kansas City, MO in Kansas City Missouri United States

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the evaluation and examination of the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of the company by initiating, creating, executing and/or leading high-risk, high-dollar, major project or fraud related operational, financial and information systems audits throughout the organization and its subsidiaries, and for communication of the results to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or accounting from an accredited college/university
  • CPA, CIA, CMA or other relevant certification preferred
  • 3-5 years in an internal or external auditing capacity
  • Previous project management experience
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley and Internal Controls
  • Prior railroad or transportation experience helpful
  • High degree of ethics and integrity
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley and Internal Controls
  • Problem solver, highly analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and able to assess situations with a comprehensive perspective
  • Proven project management and time management skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written); bilingual (Spanish) helpful
  • Excellent computer skills – MS Office Suite and capable of flowcharting applications
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills
  • Experience in Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs), and ACL helpful
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


  • Initiates, creates, executes and/or leads the planning, budgeting, testing and reporting phases of complex individual audits under the direction of the Audit department management. Planning these audits should give due consideration to:
  • the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities
  • the integrity and reliability of financial and operating information and the means to identify, measure, classify and report such information
  • management controls designed to safeguard Company resources
  • be able to apply general business and audit concepts to the needs of the organization
  • reviewing compliance, evaluating operations, recommending controls, and protecting company assets
  • prioritizing multiple projects in order to successfully complete work on-time and within budget
  • Summarizes audit findings and completes working paper documentation (testing methodology, analysis, interviews, etc) for Audit department management to review prior to release and communication of audit recommendations to management.
  • Assist with tracking results of prior audits and risk assessments, identifying themes across organizations and determining if appropriate corrective action has been taken regarding significant risks/concerns.
  • Implement, on a test basis, leading edge techniques on selected engagements and assist in the evaluation of same for ongoing use by the Department.
  • Provide assistance to external accountants and other outside firms as necessary.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.