Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

The Senior Internal Audit will assist the US team in the execution of the annual audit and Sarbanes-Oxley plan, as well as assist on other strategic initiatives within the Company and Department. This role offers significant exposure to multiple areas of the business (i.e., Accounting/Finance, Supply Chain, Store Operations, US Regions, and more) as well as exposure to all levels of Senior Management.

  • Execution of the Annual Audit Plan
  • Perform internal audit work of a moderately complex nature involving a high degree of problem solving and diagnostic responsibilities.
  • Build work products such as audit analysis, correspondence, memoranda and other work paper support that details the engagement procedures performed, findings, and the results of those procedures.
  • Understand and evaluate processes and related controls.
  • Obtain background, historical, and other relevant information on the areas to be audited.
  • Capture preliminary information on risks and controls for an individual internal audit project or assignment.
  • Assess internal controls, including risk assessments and review of risk areas, and execute tests of controls.
  • Participate in the communication of information to management of the auditable unit.
  • Work with the audit team in the development of creative, practical, and efficient recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in the preparation of the final audit report and improve its content based on application of knowledge and experience.
  • Participate in presentation of report and audit findings to management of auditee.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with auditees at appropriate levels and commit to continually improving customer satisfaction.
  • Work with the audit team to identify key areas of risks and appropriate coverage.
  • Stay abreast of general business/economic developments and new pronouncements/standards, to gain an understanding of their links and impact to the Company's business.
  • Understand and apply technical standards.
  • Assist in testing and evaluation of internal controls related to the Company's accounting and financial reporting functions in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404.


  • BA/BS degree in Business, Accounting and/or Finance
  • 3+ years of experience in business/internal controls and processes
  • Experience crafting and writing deliverables
  • Experience presenting to executive level management
  • Operational Audit experience is a plus 
  • Sox Audit experience is a plus  
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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