Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Internal Auditor in Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:


  • Provide an independent and objective assurance and advisory service to senior management and the Audit Committee

  • Perform high quality audits covering financial controls compliance

  • Work on special projects as required

  • Appraise the effectiveness of control procedures, systems and processes

  • Develop a good understanding of the Group’s activities and finance functions

  • Development potential within or outside Internal Audit


  • Work under the direction of Internal Audit Manager or Senior Internal Auditor as required; develop into team lead on smaller audits

  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders to develop relationships and facilitate the achievement of objectives

  • Understand business requirements and interpret policies and procedures

  • Evaluate the control environment and enable the preparation of test plans to measure compliance with the established control framework

  • Apply professional auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate complex records and operational systems

  • Produce high quality working papers to document the tests performed, results and conclusions

  • Develop value-add and commercially pragmatic recommendations to improve operations and increase compliance with financial controls requirements

  • Provide support and oversight of the Financial Controls Audit program in non-US entities to include review of test work, quality assurance reviews, and preparation of audit reports for review

  • Present the results of work to management and persuade them of the benefits of the audit recommendations

  • Follow up to ensure corrective actions are achieved within agreed timescales

  • Develop skills in IT auditing and data analysis using ACL

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field

  • CPA and/or CIA certification preferred

  • Good knowledge of professional audit working practices, ideally gained through experience with one of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms

  • Knowledge of or experience with internal controls or SOX related matters including system/process documentation techniques preferred

  • Experience working with remote teams across multiple time zones

  • IT literate (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Minimum of 3 years’ business experience either in audit or finance

  • IT auditing and data analysis experience desirable


  • Excellent analytical skills. Strong attention to detail

  • Exceptional communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills. Ability to engage, inspire and influence people at all levels

  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and manage deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Audit work will primarily be performed in Newport News, VA with some US travel. Limited International travel may also be required. Total travel estimated to be up to 20%

  • High potential. Able to develop into more senior roles within or outside of Internal Audit


The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past 65 years, we’ve grown from a local distributor to a $15 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 24,000 associates nationwide. We pride ourselves on delivering world-class service, and our customers know that “Nobody expects more from us than we do” is more than just a tagline to Ferguson associates. It’s a cultural belief that is demonstrated every day through exceptional customer service, product selection and industry knowledge.