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Vermeer Corporation Internal Audit Manager in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More®.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

The Internal Audit Manager assesses and provides reasonable assurance that risk management and internal control systems are functioning as intended. This position will report risk management issues, internal control deficiencies, material findings, activities and results achieved to management and the organization’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. This role will influence the strategic direction of the Internal Audit department. This position participates in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process and compliance committee on an annual basis seeking input from various sources including a diverse group of managers. The manager is accountable to lead portfolios of assigned audit projects that could cover the following areas: Operational audits, financial audits and related business processes, and external auditor assistance, transactional audits and all related controls, regulatory compliance audits, contract compliance audits and business process efficiency and compliance audits.

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

  1. Lead by exhibiting the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused and stewardship while modeling the associated behaviors. Supervise, organize, mentor and coach assigned team members in performance of their duties while influencing others to carry the Vermeer culture forward. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s strategies and objectives to drive key business results. Use expertise to ensure department is serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations.

  2. Manage the internal risk assessment and develops an annual risk-based plan to achieve internal audit objectives and scope.

  3. Manage audits including evaluation of internal controls, performing, documenting and reviewing audit test work, communicating audit issues to management, writing audit reports. Ensure audit work conforms to the Standards of the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  4. Lead overall planning and supervision of assigned audit projects using internal audit software to manage the audit progress and documentation.

  5. Communicate results through effective presentation, negotiation and report writing skills and support an effective follow-up program that ensures that management implements appropriate and timely corrective action on unacceptable risk exposures.

  6. Establish and maintain key relationships throughout the organization as a means of obtaining information needed to perform functional duties, provide business advisory service and to provide strategic recommendations.

  7. Provide leadership including coaching and mentoring to the Internal Audit team members

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience with internal audit or public accounting audit experience.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in the area(s) of financial systems as well as finance and accounting principles.

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to deliver communications at the appropriate level for different audiences.

-Experience managing staff.

-Excellent leadership to inspire and motivate others to perform well. Ability to provide continuous performance feedback and encourage growth and development of staff.

-Advanced knowledge of audit principles and theory, the Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) standards, Statutory Accounting Principles.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while exhibiting expertise and credibility.

  • Experience with manufacturing companies.

  • Ability to effectively manage all general ledger accounts and postings.

-Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with peers, senior leadership and all levels of the organization, with a positive and professional image. - Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while supporting the department.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

CPA, CIA and/or CFE preferred.


Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.