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Financial Auditor (Hybrid) Job

DATE: Jan 6, 2023

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 15% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$70,0000.00 to $100,000.00” per year.  
Individual pay is based on location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors


​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs, and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, the Internal Auditor assists in supporting the Audit Committee with executing the duties set forth in its Charter.  The incumbent assists with delivering assurance and advisory capabilities to provide adequate coverage of the business processes and control risks throughout the enterprise.  Under a moderate level of guidance and direction, the role assists with navigating the complexities of the Company’s financial, commercial, operations, and IT processes to execute engagement strategies.  Value is added to the Company by providing impartial assessments of the effectiveness of controls across the organization.   


The incumbent consults and collaborates closely with the Manager, Internal Audit to plan, execute and report on all types of assurance reviews of the Company’s operations, as well as a myriad of management requests and special projects assigned by the Director, Internal Audit and/or the Manager that include SOX 404 controls validation, developing/deploying continuous monitoring and data analytics, and advocating and promoting the enterprise value of Internal Auditing and robust enterprise risk management across the Company.   


On a day-to-day basis, the incumbent executes the audit process and may assist in training new team members.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Effectively uses existing procedures to perform standard or routine financial and operational audits across the enterprise in accordance with IIA International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. 

  • Maintains communication and relations with auditees, and Internal Auditing management regarding work progress and findings in a manner which continually reaffirms and strengthens the value-enhancing mission of the department. 

  • Executes key audit procedures that include:  

  • obtaining, analyzing, and appraising evidentiary data; 

  • drawing informed, objective opinions as to the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, compliance with Company policies/procedures and efficiency of operations; 

  • preparing work papers summarizing evidentiary data obtained and conclusions reached; and 

  • contributing to value-added audit reports and supporting communication of results to key constituents in verbal and written form. 

  • Evaluates control activities to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting throughout the enterprise as promulgated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. 

  • Completes follow-up procedures of prior management action plans. 

  • Contributes to the preparation of the Department’s Status Updates to the Audit Committee. 

  • Coordinates and works directly with external audit and assurance service providers. 

  • Remains current on the latest developments within the audit and accounting professions. 

  • Contributes to the effective governance strategy and promotes integrity and ethical values throughout the organization. 

  • Supports special projects assigned, that may include, but are not limited to: 

  • pre/post-implementation reviews of enterprise information systems; 

  • advising on risks and controls during organizational changes and process re-engineering; 

  • assisting with business acquisitions and divestitures; 

  • supporting specific task teams; 

  • assisting with investigations; and 

  • other management requests. 

  • Collaborates and supports the development of analytic and continuous monitoring capabilities. 

  • Supports continuous improvement of Internal Auditing capabilities and service offerings. 


Travel:  Domestic business travel is expected to average 10-15% per year. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


  • Highly principled and of the highest moral and ethical character. 

  • Critical thinking and issue resolution/collaboration skills. 

  • Working knowledge of internal control and audit standards. 

  • Disciplined, free of bias, able to plan and take action independently, and maintain good rapport and working relationships with company management at all levels. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently. 

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

  • Solid written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills. 

  • Ability to travel domestically (approximately 4 weeks throughout the year). 

  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions (SAP preferred). 

  • Knowledge of ACL or data analytics solutions. 

  • Knowledge of AuditBoard or other audits/SOX applications. 

  • Affinity toward continuous business/process improvement. 

  • Strong customer focus toward audit stakeholders. 

  • Ability to build independent trusted relationships with business partners. 

  • Familiarity with IIA standards. 



Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or other related fields. 

  • 1-2+ years of progressive experience in Internal Auditing and/or public accounting. 

  • Manufacturing and/or publicly traded company experience is a plus. 


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • CPA or CIA certification preferred (or actively pursuing).



  • See Professional (Grade 7-14) competencies                


Physical and Mental Demands  


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work-related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel. 


Work Environment  


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with a standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.        



Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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