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Director of Internal Audit


6905 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

Corporate Office
Géré par Avolta

Temps plein

With a career at HMSHost, you really benefit! We offer:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, flex or sick)
  • Holiday pay
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free parking and onsite fitness center
  • Wellbeing Support Program
  • Training and exciting career growth opportunities
  • Referral program – refer a friend and earn a bonus

Purpose The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for managing the Internal Audit department, whose primary responsibility is to ensure the adequacy of the Company’s internal control structure with the express purpose of assisting the Company in meeting its business goals and objectives.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the Regional Internal Audit department.
  • Executes all phases of the Internal Audit engagements for the region assigned, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting.
  • Ensures that all audits and advisory projects are complete, accurate, timely, reliable, and relevant.
  • Ensures effective planning for the annual audit plan and audit strategy.
  • Accountable for developing a risk-based approach on the annual audit plan.
  • Communicates audit findings and recommendations to responsible managers and ensures that appropriate action is taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Ensures effective coordination between internal and external audit efforts as well company controls.
  • Establishes and maintains a quality-assurance program to evaluate the operations of the internal audit function.
  • Reviews audit techniques continuously to improve their efficiency and effectiveness; evaluates internal controls for design and effectiveness.
  • Accountable for all assigned internal audit department plans with due professional standards execution.
  • Assures the compliance with relevant laws and regulations as well as the correctness of internal reporting.
  • Ensures adaptation of all company policies and procedures and adhered to, whilst maintaining a high level of compliance with all laws and balancing the needs within the parameters and general guidance from Avolta.

Reporting Relationship The Director of Internal Audit reports to the Global Director Internal Audit & Investigations, based at Avolta’s Headquarters in Switzerland.

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment

  • Education and Experience: The combination of education and professional experience must exceed 8 years:

    • In a leadership role: Requires 3 years of experience leading a team of professionals engaged in developing and executing internal audit programs.
    • In a technical role: Requires 8 years of professional experience engaged in developing and delivering internal audit programs.
    • A bachelor’s degree in a program related to the functional area can count for 3 of the eight-year requirement.
    • An MBA or a master’s level degree in a program related to the functional area can count for an additional 2 years of the eight-year requirement.
    • In the industry: 3-5 years of Hospitality, F&B and/or Retail experience
    • Preferred: IIA or similar certification
  • Specialized Training:

    • Training that leads to an in-depth understanding of internal control identification and evaluation
    • Training that leads to expertise in fraud investigation, IT & Digital audit, and AuditBoard (or similar system knowledge)
    • Knowledge of requirements of the SAS (Statement of Audit Standards) of the AICPA and Financial Accounting Standards with broad business knowledge, experience, and insight
  • Specialized Skillset/Competencies/Traits

    • Business acumen and also has the mindset required to understand the long-term implications of internal audit planning and to advance the organizations goals
    • Demonstrated history of understanding the needs of the business, stakeholders, the employee population, and individual circumstances
    • Demonstrated history of creating and maintaining positive work environments through coaching, developing, and leading teams to achieve common goals
  • Location: Requires regular hybrid attendance at the F&B Center of Excellence in Bethesda, MD


All job requirements are subject to change to reflect the evolving position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to which will be required in this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor/manager (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis. Dufry, Hudson, and HMSHost are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Publié Le 15 Mars 2024


HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the leader in travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards gave first place honors to both of HMSHost’s Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Inclusion Champion Award, for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. The company also creates original award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.