Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

The Internal Audit Senior Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and efficiency of our internal control systems and processes related to our entire egg processing and distribution operation, from entity level controls to payroll, operations, supply chain, marketing, finance, fixed assets, order to cash and procure to pay. This position requires a detail-oriented professional with strong analytical skills, a deep understanding of industry regulations, and the ability to lead a team in conducting comprehensive internal audits.

What You’ll Do:

Audit Planning and Execution:

  • Develop and execute a risk-based internal audit plan for all aspects of our egg production operations.
  • Conduct thorough and independent internal audits to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Team Leadership:

  • Create cross-functional relationships and become a trusted advisor for control owners; use your experience to ensure key objectives of the audits are understood by the stakeholders and provide actionable guidance to help them to achieve their control objective
  • Lead and mentor a team of outsourced internal auditors, providing guidance on audit methodologies, techniques, and best practices.
  • Foster a collaborative and proactive audit team environment.
  • Utilize influential leadership to ensure the team meets audit objectives within established deadlines

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Identify potential risks and weaknesses in our processes and recommend appropriate measures for mitigation.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments to implement risk mitigation strategies.

Process Improvement:

  • Evaluate existing processes and recommend improvements to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to implement process and control improvements.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare comprehensive and clear audit reports for senior management, highlighting findings, recommendations, and action plans.
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders, providing insights on audit results and addressing queries.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Stay abreast of industry regulations and ensure the company's adherence to applicable laws and standards.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to address regulatory requirements.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • CPA or CIA certification is preferred.
  • Ability to travel 20-30%
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in internal audit, preferably within the food production industry.
  • Strong knowledge of industry regulations and best practices related to the processing and distribution of consumer-packaged goods.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a team of auditors effectively.
  • Analytical mindset with attention to detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What’s in it for You:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Company-wide bonus program; when we succeed together, we celebrate together.
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .