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Senior Internal Auditor

  • Location
    • São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


General Motors is committed to leading the industry transformation toward a future with Zero Accidents, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. Today, we are in the midst of a transportation revolution and we have the ambition, talent and technology to pave the way to a safer, better and more sustainable world. As an open and inclusive company, we are also creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. We are always looking for talents that encourage us to go further and want to put our purpose into action.

Come to General Motors South America and be part of the team.

The Senior Internal Auditor participates on audit assignments and supports Audit Management in the planning and execution of audits in line with the vision and strategy of General Motor Audit Services (GMAS). The Senior Auditor  may also co-lead audits or act as Lead Auditor of small audit assignments.  

GMAS provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to strengthen General Motors Company’s  operations and support informed risk taking. The objective of GMAS is to assist senior management and the board in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by providing independent controls assurance, analysis, recommendations, and information concerning activities reviewed. The scope of GMAS responsibility and work includes, but is not limited to, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company’s risk management, internal control and governance processes, as well as the quality of performance in carrying out the Company’s stated goals and objectives.


• Actively attends and supports walkthrough and process owner meetings

• Prepares process narratives, maps and flowcharts of processes based on walkthroughs

• Performs audit tests and prepares workpapers and other reporting documents

• Documents test work in the STAR system

• Evaluates test results including identification of gaps, symptoms and root cause

• Identifies alternative controls and develop initial draft recommendations for issues identified in testing

• Assists in preparation of the draft audit report

• Evaluates the completeness of the auditee’s corrective action plans

• Elevates issues/concerns as necessary within GMAS

• Performs related work as assigned by lead auditor(s) and/or Manager

• Completes work timely and in accordance with GMAS Audit Methodology, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and other applicable standards, and defined plans, budgets, and schedules

• Develops an understanding of appropriate business aspects, risks, potential fraud, performance requirements and control processes and systems of auditable activities assigned to audit

• Participates in ongoing professional development

Prepares effective and efficient compliance and substantive test plans

• Leads meetings with process owners to understand the process

• Provides guidance to staff auditors in execution of GMAS Audit Methodology

• Recommends changes in audit process in order to maintain the highest quality standards

• Develops a good understanding of GM operations worldwide

• Begins building relationships to interface with the business and service lines

• Serves as a brand ambassador for ‘One GMAS’

Additional Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with major in accounting or business administration or related area equivalent experience.

  • +3 years of experience in internal audit or relevant experience or combined auditing, accounting, consulting, or process re-engineering experience.

  • English: Advanced / Fluent.

  • Portuguese: Advanced / Native.

  • Availability to travel 2 to 3 times a year for audit reasons within South America, with a maximum duration of two weeks each trip.

  • Availability to work in Sao Caetano Do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil, a in a hybrid regime (3 times per week on site).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification (CIA, CPA or other similar certification).

  • Big 4 CPA Firm experience.

  • Relevant Industry Experience.

  • Data analysis experience is a plus.


  • High level of integrity

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrates positive, proactive attitude

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to continuously learn and demonstrate intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement

  • Effective time management skills, including ability to work on more than one audit or project simultaneously

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Ability to adapt to change quickly

  • Work as One Team

  • Professional skepticism

  • Effective conflict management skill

  • Demonstrate leadership ability

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills

  • Ability to understand and identify trends and themes using data

  • Some ability to stage and visualize data to draw out business intelligence

  • Some ability to identify data deficiencies (e.g., missing/erroneous inputs)


About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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