Internal Audit Intern

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Louisville, Kentucky
Job Type:Part Time

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A career at Brown-Forman is just like a good bottle of bourbon: unique and refined, with a bit of a kick. Making our products from barrel to bottle requires detailed planning along each step. Just like bourbon production, our employees work in many different aspects to create the best possible product. This way, our customers can enjoy the world-class brands we promise to deliver. Here’s the kicker - we, too, get to enjoy this process, just one of the sweet benefits of leading the market with the world’s favorite whiskey. Whether in the ground, in the store, or in the office, we hand pick all of our ingredients in order to be proud of what we achieve.

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.

Position based in Louisville but open to remote work as well.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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

Must Requirements

  • Availability from January 2021 - August 2021; full-time (approximately 40 hours per week) required during May - June and part-time (approximately 20-25 hours per week) during the remainder of the year

  • Must be enrolled in school and remain enrolled through the entirety of the internship. 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

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