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Brown-Forman Internal Audit Internship in Louisville, Kentucky

Potential candidates must be available from August 2023 - July 2024 (flexible); full-time (approximately 40 hours per week) required during May - June 2024 and part-time (approximately 20-25 hours per week) during the remainder of the year.

Note: This is a remote position but looking for a local candidate that is able to come to the office in Louisville, Ky on occasion.

The Brown-Forman (B-F) Internal Audit department provides internal audit services to all areas of B-F’s operations across the globe. The audit services are typically consultative, operational, financial, compliance or IT in scope and focus on improving business processes/controls to enable management to achieve their business objectives.

As an Internal Audit Intern, you will work with our team to perform internal audit reviews. Additionally, you will work closely with our team and external auditors to perform Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and direct assistance tasks, which provide assurance over B-F’s internal controls over financial reporting. During your internship, you will gain experience in the planning and execution of audit procedures, completing fieldwork and testing, and presenting your findings and recommendations to the team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend company events and network with other interns and individuals at the company.

Brown-Forman offers benefits to all employees hired through Reserve Power. Benefits available include 401K with a 5% match, health insurance after 60 days of employment, $50 product promotion each year for employees over the age of 21, and access to our Employee Assistance Program. In addition, we offer access to the Brown-Forman Employees Credit Union and the Brown-Forman Fitness Center.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of team performance analytics and dashboards

  • Assist in the planning and execution of internal audits

  • Assist in the planning and execution of SOX compliance, including process narratives, walkthrough meetings, testing, and reporting

  • Assist in the planning and execution of external auditor direct assistance tasks

  • Interact with numerous stakeholders throughout the organization to complete audits, SOX, and direct assistance

  • Assist in the execution of Internal Audit’s digital transformation strategy including researching and capturing opportunities for process improvement via the use of Robotics Process Automation (RPA) or Tableau as well as preparing and facilitating team workshops.

Must Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in school and currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management/Accounting Information Systems (MIS/AIS), or related degree (minimum 3.0 GPA) or pursuing MBA/Masters in Accounting.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) or Google suite (Sheets, Docs, Slides)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to a strict code of ethics in handling confidential information

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-managed environment with a high degree of initiative and inquisitiveness

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute multiple assignments to meet deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and the ability to excel in a team environment with internal and external contacts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed or future candidate for CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and/or CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification(s)

  • Business experience with a public multi-national company and/or public accounting firm

  • Experience operating in an SAP environment

  • Experience with Salesforce

  • Experience with Tableau or other data analytic / visualization tools

  • Knowledge of SOX requirements and experience in testing internal controls

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global People Places & Communications

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00005507