Senior Internal Auditor

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2023 4:15 PM)
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Come work for the largest equipment dealer in North America! Are you a hardworking individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and looking to take your career to the next level? If so, then come join our award winning team!


We provide our employees with the following tools and resources to be successful:

  • Training
  • Outstanding benefits package (BCBS PPO, Delta Dental and EyeMed Vision, plus much more!)
  • 401(k) with match
  • Competitive wages
  • Company laptop
  • Company cell phone
  • Paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Work schedule: M-F, day shift


As a Senior Internal Auditor at Alta, you will be part of a growing function and company that is building for the future through dealership expansion within our core business segments of Material Handling and Construction Equipment.  You will also be part of the first wave of large scale and expanding battery-electric vehicle segment for over-the-road semi-trucks. Alta has been awarded a large territory for exclusive sales and service contracts for Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) (“Nikola”), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions.  You’ll provide our organization with business process audit and internal controls services, and you’ll help them navigate complexities, risks and opportunities by proactively managing and monitoring risks.\


This position requires strong clear and transparent communication abilities, as it engages with cross-functional business partners, team members, and leadership across the organization. As an influential member of the internal audit function, this position addresses business processes that impact the control environment and reinforces the compliance culture by demonstrating a strong understanding of current and upcoming trends in risk management, controls, compliance, and audit.  To be effective in this role, the Auditor will need to build strong relationships with others in the organization and continuously expand their own knowledge of our business.


Currently, the internal audit team is operating on-site daily from the Livonia Corporate Headquarters location.


This role could require up to 25% travel to Alta Branch locations.


Work you’ll do

  • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of business process controls; become familiar with Alta’s control environment and related business processes
  • Test the design and operating effectiveness of Alta’s business process controls with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Prepare sound audit programs for each audit, to outline the planned approach for the efficient and effective conduct of the audit. Perform interviews, conduct fieldwork, and develop audit work papers to support findings and recommendations
  • Collaborate with the business to proactively identify risks and inefficiencies within controls and processes
  • Partner with the business to develop creative and effective solutions to mitigate risk and successfully remediate audit issues
  • Influence constructive changes/improvements in processes by advising the business
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Support the development and execution of the annual internal audit risk assessment




  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 3+ years of related experience within Internal or External Audit
  • Demonstrated experience auditing business process controls 
  • Experience identifying controls and developing and executing test plans
  • Demonstrated ability to write observations and recommendations and to participate in presentations
  • Knowledge and experience applying Sarbanes Oxley and U.S. GAAP requirements
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


  • Either certified as a CPA or CIA, or in the process of being certified as either a CPA or CIA

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate ownership / accountability by remaining organized and properly prioritizing delegated tasks from start to finish
  • Possess a strong decision-making ability
  • Ability to use your judgment to escalate issues appropriately
  • Document records clearly and efficiently
  • Learn quickly and apply knowledge learned
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations professionally
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates urgency and initiative
  • Strong project management, prioritization, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities and drive change across a complex organization, through multiple stakeholders
  • Adhere to the IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

About Alta:

Culture is Job #1. Alta Equipment Company prides itself in the 3 P’s of business: People, Process and Product. By investing in the best people and creating a “one team” approach, Alta Equipment Company earns customers for life.


If you have a passion for excellence and are ready to make a difference within our organization, we’re ready for you. Whether it’s selling the world’s-best big iron, rolling up your sleeves and servicing our industry-leading construction and material handling product brands or being a difference maker behind the scenes, we can use your skillset.


At Alta Equipment Company, we believe in mutual respect and are committed to diversity while inspiring our employees to reach their maximum potential. Voted a “Top Work Place USA”, our employees across North America are committed to excellence. It’s the Alta way.


So, let’s start the conversation. Click the link to apply and begin the journey of a lifetime.

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What We Look For:

At Alta Equipment Company, we are looking for candidates who are a cultural fit with our organization and understand that every task and job goes toward fostering customers for life. Along with that, a great attitude that embraces mutual respect and delivering a consistent high energy level that exudes a passion for excellence. Also, we are searching for a skill set that has a high aptitude for the position with a continual focus on investing in one’s profession through additional training and learning.

Other Opportunities at Alta

Please visit our careers page at to view other openings that may be of interest to you!

Alta Equipment Group is an equal opportunity employer.  This means we do not discriminate on account of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, misdemeanor arrest record, or membership in any other classification protected under applicable law.  If you believe the Company has violated its equal employment opportunity policy in any way, please contact immediately.


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