Global Head of Internal Audit

Atlanta, GA, USA Req #1956
Friday, March 19, 2021


We are seeking a Global Head of Internal Audit. This position will report into the Chief Accounting Officer, and indirectly into the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, and will be responsible for managing both internal resources and external advisors (our co-sourcing partner) around internal audit compliance matters and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements of the worldwide organization.

This position, working with outside advisors, will continue to develop the internal audit strategy to meet the risk management objectives of the Company, including advising and developing remediation actions plans, monitoring the status of issue remediation, developing controls around emerging risks, developing corporate oversight controls, partnering with compliance to continue to develop global programs to mitigate regulatory compliance risk, while adhering to deadlines and budget. This position will also provide recommendations in the development of the scope and objectives of the internal audit plans and providing certain oversight on the fieldwork being performed, as well as aiding in the presentation of results to management and the Audit Committee. The Global Head of Internal Audit will also coordinate audit coverage with external auditors, with a goal of allowing the external audit firm to obtain optimal reliance on Internal Audit’s work. This position will participate in discussions with various leaders of the Company including line of business Presidents, the CFO, other functional EVPs and SVPs and the Audit Committee.

The Global Head of Internal Audit must be extremely knowledgeable of business and IT controls, auditing requirements including the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) requirements, US GAAP, and best practices and emerging trends for audit organizations. Additionally, individual should have knowledge of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and to the extent appropriate, support to audit against such a program.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate the activities of both internal and external resources for the Internal Audit and SOX activities
  • Acting with co-sourced resources, interface with company leadership and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Leading or participating in Finance and other reviews focusing on end to end processes and leveraging data analytics in reviews
  • Developing and implementing data analytics and automated testing to identify internal control weaknesses during internal audit reviews and continuous auditing
  • Identifying and formulating solutions to issues around financial reporting, management reporting, operations, and data integrity
  • Tracking implementation of recommended processes and procedures designed to strengthen internal controls
  • Building relationships with Finance and other personnel to support Internal Audit's objectives to provide advice on business and control improvements and to monitor risks
  • Conducting periodic monitoring of risk areas to identify emerging risks and trends
  • Organize internal audit staff globally, facilitating on-going training and development of the team members so that the group is highly effective and respected as solutions-based, value added advisors to management and the related governance bodies
  • Partner with the Chief Compliance Officer’s team and co-manage audits based on risk or regulatory requirement
  • Provide input on the development of reports to management and the Audit Committees regarding internal audits executed and assessments of internal control over financial reporting
  • Acting with co-sourced resources, perform SOX readiness and controls implementations for new transactions and acquired entities


  • 12+ years of combined internal/external audit experience, preferably in a management role in a fast-paced environment, ideally in Big 4 public accounting
  • Current CPA or CIA.
  • Undergraduate degree Finance or Accounting or related field of study
  • Strong technical accounting and auditing skills.
  • Proven ability to manage significant sized audits at a public company
  • Experience assessing business risk and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems
  • Proven track record of driving improvement in the internal audit function and creating stronger business partnering relationships, rather than simply enforcing guidelines
  • Extensive experience with GAAP, GAAS, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SEC, PCAOB requirements, etc.
  • Working knowledge of COSO internal control framework and related business process control activities
  • Unwavering ethics and dependability
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to present to and influence senior and executive management
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, with a proven ability to make decisions while being both a flexible and disciplined thinker
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to travel, as conditions permit, up to 25-30%
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management
  • Ability to quickly grasp the business issues of a situation and develop the best solution; find creative ways to solve complex issues among demanding parties and achieve “win-win” resolutions
  • Team-Oriented: a collaborative individual who is motivated by working effectively with others and forging consensus Across teams and regions
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt easily to rapidly changing business conditions
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multi-national business environment

About the Company:

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (“FLEETCOR”) is a leading global provider of business payment solutions. We help companies of all sizes control, simplify and secure payment of various domestic and cross-border payables using specialized payment products. We serve businesses, partners, merchants, consumers and payment networks in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

  • $2.6B Annual Revenue
  • 100+ Countries
  • 2.0B+ Transactions per Year
  • 8,500+ Employees

(as of December 31, 2019)

Our payment solutions provide our customers with a payment method designed to be superior to and more robust and effective than what they use currently, whether they use a competitor’s product or another alternative method such as cash or check. We group our payment solutions into five primary categories: Fuel, Lodging, Tolls, Corporate Payments and Gift. Each category is unique in its focus, customer base and target markets, but they also share a number of characteristics:  customers are primarily businesses, have recurring revenue models, have specialized networks which create barriers to entry, have high margins, and have similar selling systems.

FLEETCOR enjoys global recognition including:

  • Forbes Global Growth Champion – FLEETCOR is one of the 250 fastest growing companies in the world as determined by Forbes and Statista 
  • Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies – FLEETCOR has made this prestigious list of leading innovative companies 4 years in a row!
  • Fortune 1000 Company – FLEETCOR was one of the largest movers in the new rankings of the largest companies in America, ranking  #872
  • S&P 500 – In 2018, FLEETCOR joined the S&P stock index comprised of the 500 leading US stocks based on market cap (company value)

Our Vision

Despite many advances in our industry, the majority of business payments are still made with outdated and inferior payment methods, such as checks and cash. We envision a business world where every purchase is controlled, every payment is digital, and every payment-related decision is well-informed. In this future paperless state, payments will require little to no time to manage, leaving companies with more time for what matters most: activities that grow their businesses.

Our Mission

FLEETCOR’s mission is to provide businesses with a better way to pay, by replacing outdated payment methods such as checks and cash, and displacing the incumbent providers of those methods. Through the digitalization of payments, we create and support robust ecosystems which benefit all participating constituents: payment-making customers, payment-accepting merchants, tax-collecting governments, and FLEETCOR.

Our Strategy

FLEETCOR is a growth company, and we employ a simple three-prong strategy for growing our business:

  • More Customers. We invest more than $200 million per year in sales and marketing, predominately focused on new customer acquisition. We continue to scale existing sales channels and headcount, enable our sales people with demand generation and other tools, and launch new distribution channels both internally and through partners such as ERP software providers, telematics companies, and banks. We will also grow our customer base inorganically through acquisitions.
  • More Spend. We seek to leverage our existing customer relationships and capture greater share of their business payment expenditures. As such, we have developed various “beyond” initiatives, where we extend the utility of an existing payment product without degrading the core value proposition of the original product. As such, a customer can “buy more stuff” without sacrificing the controls and reporting which attracted the customer to our product to begin with. For example:
    • Our Fuel card customers can enable their cards to allow non-fuel purchases relevant to their business, like allowing a painting crew to buy supplies at a home improvement store, so they can finish the paint job.
    • Our Toll tag customers can use their in-vehicle RFID tags to make other “on the go” purchases like parking, fuel and fast-food.
For our customers, these product extensions reduce payment friction, saving them time and operational headaches. For FLEETCOR, these product extensions can increase our share of wallet with existing customers and can increase our products’ appeal and applicability to previously-unserved customer segments (e.g., non-toll urban dwellers). We also create new product offerings, developed internally or in conjunction with partners, to cross-sell to our existing customer base.
  • More Geographies. We continue to seek attractive entry opportunities in major international markets, which we intend to pursue through acquisitions and partnerships.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, Belonging

Together we can foster true belonging. We know different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds lead to better innovation and results. We are therefore committed to building and nurturing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging by:

  • Welcoming people of different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations;
  • Empowering our people to share their experiences and ideas through open forums and individual conversations; and
  • Valuing each person’s unique perspectives and individual contributions.

Embracing diversity enables our people to “make the difference” at FLEETCOR.

Our Values

FLEETCOR’s culture reflects our history of fast growth and our continued drive for results. Our entrepreneurial spirit remains strong across our global workforce, and we reinforce these principles in our five core values:

  • Innovation: Figure out a better way
  • Execution: Get it done quickly
  • Integrity: Do the right thing
  • People: We make the difference
  • Collaboration: Accomplish more together

These values guide all of our employees and are infused in all aspects of our Company.  We are, as a team, united through these shared values and our mission to provide “a better way to pay.”

Our values foster an inclusive culture through the expectation that all employees will treat each other with respect and appreciate the diversity of identities, thoughts, backgrounds and styles. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture has never been more essential than in this moment of national reflection. We must always celebrate the diversity of our company and our communities.

We strongly believe that the quality and diversity of our workforce provide FLEETCOR with a competitive advantage, and that our problem-solving and solution-building efforts are greatly enhanced when we harness the collective thinking of a diverse group of people with unique experiences and perspectives.

FLEETCOR’s COVID-19 Hiring Guidelines:

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are temporarily working from home. In addition, FLEETCOR implemented a virtual interviewing and hiring process, engaging with talent by phone or video and onboarding new employees remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

FLEETCOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FLEETCOR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, language, ancestry, genetic information, veteran and/or military status or any other group status protected by federal or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation for the application and/or interview process, please notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity and pay transparency, please click the following links: EEO and Pay Transparency.

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  • Job Family Leadership
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Atlanta, GA, USA