Job Description

Serving the needs of all families with young children, Carter’s Inc. is the largest North American apparel retailer exclusively for babies and young children, encompassing Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Skip*Hop and Little Planet brands. Meaningful work, constant learning, genuine people, and a community guided by core values that promote inclusion and innovation is in everything we do. There are many reasons to build your career at Carter's.


The Senior Manager Internal Audit provides strategic cross functional leadership, technical knowledge, analytical skills, and project management capability to achieve company and department priorities. The role requires knowledge of auditing practices, cross functional relationship building at all levels, strong verbal and written presentation skills and the capability to mentor team members.

This role reports to the VP, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management, will manage 1 direct report and and is based in our Buckhead office in our hybrid work environment.

Lead and drive Internal Audits (35%)

  • Assist in developing the annual internal audit plan
  • Assist Vice President with scheduling of IA team tasks and monitoring for potential revisions that may be required to the schedule
  • Own the planning and execution of internal audits (e.g., IT, financial, compliance, operational, and retail) to evaluate processes and controls as identified in the annual internal audit plan; assess risk and the impact of the issues identified/observations made on the business; provide independent and objective evaluations of areas under review; track resolution of issues/observations and agreed upon management action plans identified during audits 
  • Continuously improve internal audit approaches, tools and methodologies, and productivity; maintain an internal quality assurance and improvement program to ensure compliance with The Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional 
  •  Lead the delivery of the company’s SOX 404 program; review work performed, evaluate exceptions/deficiencies, and communicate results to appropriate stakeholders 
  • Work on other ad hoc projects, investigations, etc. upon request
  • Assist with Enterprise Risk Management upon request

Lead SOX testing and coordination with external partners (35%)

  • Develop, own, and plan the SOX testing program and timeline, coordinating with the Controllership group and PwC; ensure testing programs are completed on time and communicated effectively
  • Identify, enhance, and/or implement SOX audit procedures (i.e. Key report testing), testing attributes, SOX training Courses, SOX Automation tools, etc.
  • Deliver metrics internally to the IA Team to ensure SOX efforts are on target for timely completion on, at least, a weekly basis
  • Interface with PwC on a frequent basis during SOX testing to ensure maximum reliance can be placed on the work of Internal Audit by PwC; Serve as primary point of contact for SOX testing
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement of the SOX Compliance program including the use of analytics and continuous monitoring  

Develop and Coach (20%)

  • Develop and mentor Internal Audit team members in addition to direct reports
  • Assist with annual departmental goals
  • Plan and complete personal development efforts
  • Assist VP with developing a program to increase knowledge us use of data analytics and data visualization tools to support IA efficiency

Support External Auditors (10%)

  • Provide appropriate support to the company's external auditors in the performance of internal control activities, walkthroughs, and substantive testing 


Must have:

  • 10+ years minimum of internal audit, financial statement audit, and/or audit consulting experience required
  • CPA Required; additional qualifications such as CIA, CISA or CFE preferred
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, IIA Standards, and SOX Financial-related risks
  • Must be able to work on cross-functional teams and be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to partner with and present to individuals at all levels of the organization including Senior Leadership


  • Working knowledge of key financial metrics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and an advanced user of Excel
  • Strong focus and proven attention to detail
  • Retail industry experience preferred


  • Lead Courageously: Have a strong sense of personal values that align with our Company values
  • Collaborates Broadly: Build cooperation, trust, and thrive in a consensus driven environment
  • Customer Focus: Proactively seek opportunities to leverage data and fact-based insights to serve customers and/or internal clients
  • Drive Growth: Set aggressive goals and implement plans precisely
  • Cultivates Innovation:  Respectfully challenge the "we’ve always done it this way" mentality and explore new ways to achieve desired outcomes


  • Career Development: Success starts from within, and we have several paths from which you can choose to enhance your career evolution. From Carter’s University to Toastmasters to mentorship programs and more, we encourage you to utilize these tools to elevate your professional prowess. 


Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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