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Senior Operational Auditor

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Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Libertyville 
Department: Finance 



This global position is responsible for working with three other members of the JDS Operational Audit team to manage and execute the approved Audit Plan, which includes Operational, Compliance and Financial audits (no SOX) across our Hollister Product and KMT Service businesses.  The audit results are summarized and presented to Senior Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.  

The Sr. Operational Auditor position engages with other team members to facilitate Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) activities to identify and mitigate top Enterprise risks.  The senior operational auditor also supports execution of special projects in support of the organizational priorities, as required by Senior Management or the Audit Committee. Hollister Incorporated operates in a hybrid work environment.




  • Execute JDS, Inc. Board of Directors’ Audit Committee Audit Plan
    • Support the execution of the approved Audit Plan projects and lead them over time
    • Evaluate internal controls, processes, procedures, and financial reporting requirements
    • Identify and recommend process improvements, controls, and profit enhancement opportunities; share best practices across businesses
    • Manage and evaluate business unit’s responses to recommended improvements and ensure that management's action plans are implemented
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
    • Advance JDS’ capabilities to identify, assess & mitigate enterprise risks
    • Provide solutions to mitigate risk within global business units, operations and functional units
    • Support the ERM Committee Chair and Secretary in executing the ERM strategy
  • Data Analytics
    • Incorporate Data Analytics into all Operational Audit activities to drive efficiency and effectiveness across projects
    • Leverage enterprise-wide data to discern audit insights and outliers
  • Special Projects, Business Development, and Internal Consulting Assignments
    • Partner with the Compliance function on related projects, including investigations
    • Engage in important company initiatives and identify ways to contribute
    • On an as-needed basis, support business development activities (financial analyses)
  • Partner and collaborate
    • Across all responsibilities noted above, build a strong fundamental understanding of the business, partner and collaborate to work effectively with cross-functional associates to advance the company’s mission and vision
    • This role provides visibility to different parts of our business and associates and senior leaders driving the business




  • Business acumen and aptitude
    • Keen desire and passion to the learn and understand the business fundamentals
    • Interest and desire in contributing to business areas beyond Operational Audit after 2-3 years; this role is looked at as a pipeline of talent into the broader business
    • Interest and desire in using Data Analytics to execute our body of work is required
    • Longer term global mobility is desirable, but not required
  • Technically proficient
    • B.S. in Accounting (or Finance with appropriate accounting, auditing, or business experience)
    • CPA is required
    • 3-5 years’ experience – Accounting, Auditing and/or Finance experience with Public Accounting and/or Industry
    • Strong analytical skills, ability to interpret complex information and device an independent work plan tailored to the focus areas for every project
    • Experience and proficiency in project management and process improvement
    • Experience working globally in a multi-national environment
  • Ability to work effectively with others
    • Partner and collaborate with cross-functional associates
    • Able to engage in communications independently with business partners
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to make presentations and have discussions with senior executives
    • Flexible work schedule to enable effective collaboration across time zones
    • Flexible work location – in office and remote (~40-60% in office)
    • Embraces our JDS Mission, Vision and Immutable Principles
  • Other
    • Interested in traveling internationally ~25%
    • Foreign language capability is desirable, but not required
    • Experience using ERP systems (SAP) is desirable, but not required
    • Experience using Data Analytics tools (PowerBI) is desirable, but not required








Our Total Rewards package in aggregate is above market and includes competitive pay, generous paid time off programs, peer-to-peer recognition, health and life insurance, wellness programs and incentives, generous retirement savings, and a unique Benefit of Employee Share Ownership Program (BESOP).


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 31010

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