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Director, Internal Audit

at Frontier Airlines

Posted: 2/4/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: d900cbf0-bb92-4523-95ec-8dce8be13337

Job Description

Why Work for Frontier Airlines?

At Frontier, we believe the skies should be for everyone. We deliver on this promise through our commitment to Low Fares Done Right. This is more than our tagline - it’s our driving philosophy. Every member of Team Frontier has an important role to play in bringing this vision to life.  Our successful business model allows travelers to take advantage of our fast-growing route network while our bundled and unbundled pricing options allow our customers to personalize their travel experience and only pay for the services they need – saving them money along the way. 

What We Stand For

Low Fares Done Right is our mission and we strive to bring it to life every day.  Our ‘Done Right’ promise means delivering not only affordable prices, but making travel friendly and easy for our customers.  To do this, we put a great deal of care into every decision and action we take. We must be efficient with the use of our resources and make smart decisions about how we run our business. We must also innovate and be pioneers - we’re not afraid to try new things.  While our business requires us to fly high in the air, we also consider ourselves down-to-earth in our approach, creating a warm and friendly experience that truly demonstrates Rocky Mountain Hospitality.

Work Perks

At Frontier, we like to think we’re creating something very special for our team members.  Work is why we’re here, but the perks are nice too:

  • Flight benefits for you and your family to fly on Frontier Airlines.
  • Buddy passes for your friends so they can experience what makes us so great.
  • Discounts throughout the travel industry on hotels, car rentals, cruises and vacation packages.
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, movie tickets, restaurants, luggage and over 2,000 other vendors.
  • Enjoy a ‘Dress for your Day’ business casual environment.
  • Flexible work schedules that support work/life balance.
  • Total Rewards program including a competitive base salary, short term incentives, long-term incentives, paid holidays, 401(k) plan, vacation/sick time and medical/dental/vision insurance that begins the 1st of the month following your hire date.
  • We play our part to make a difference.  The HOPE League, Frontier Airlines’ non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing employees financial assistance during catastrophic hardship.

Who We Are

Frontier Airlines is committed to offering ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to more than 100 destinations and growing in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico on more than 350 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier’s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company’s signature Low Fares Done Right service to customers. Frontier Airlines is the proud recipient of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 Diamond Award for maintenance excellence and was recently named the industry’s most fuel-efficient airline by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) as a result of superior technology and operational efficiencies.


What Will You Be Doing?

The Internal Audit Director is responsible for managing the compliance program and internal audit function (under the director of the Director, Internal Audit) to ensure financial, IT and operational controls are in place and operating effectively.  The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for the planning and performance of internal audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls (business process and IT) and to ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures.  The Internal Audit Director will also lead the SOX readiness program.  The Internal Audit Director will report to the VP and will assist in the communication of audit findings and recommendations to management.  The Internal Audit Director will also assist in the development of annual audit plan and key projects. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Assist in the identification and evaluation of the company’s risk areas.
  • Assist in the development of a risk-based annual Internal Audit Plan based on the audit cycle schedule, new company initiatives and requests made by senior management.
  • Assess the company’s financial, operational and IT procedures in order to determine the reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations; the safeguarding of assets; and the economical and efficient use of resources as scheduled on the Internal Audit Plan.
  • Lead the management and implementation of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance plan and ongoing monitoring and testing of controls.
  • Act as an internal control resource for management (business process and IT) and determine whether internal controls are appropriate and effective by analyzing specific processes as requested.
  • For all audit projects and initiatives, the Internal Audit Director will ensure accurate work papers have been prepared and reviewed and sufficient evidence is retained to properly document and support audit findings. Additionally, the Internal Audit Manager will drive the reporting process and communication of results to senior management and managing a program to track all issues to resolution.
  • Assist in the implementation of corporate governance practices for the company.
  • Lead an annual compliance audit of officer expense reports.
  • Assist in the management of the Internal Audit department in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of the Internal Audit operations, including hiring, training, coaching and evaluating.
  • Assist in the development of departmental policies/procedures, organizational structure and required staffing levels.
  • Drive the coordination of the department’s work with the company’s independent auditors and other external parties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or information systems
  • Minimum 4 years of public accounting or 6 years of internal audit experience; or a combination of the two
  • Public accounting experience is strongly preferred
  • Solid internal controls experience (business process and IT)
  • Must be willing to travel up to 35%
  • CPA/CIA/CISA certification is required
  • Airline industry preferred, but not required
  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Demonstrated track record of success in delivering projects/audits
  • Proven experience in navigating complex organizations with creative problem solving
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX is strongly preferred
  • Experience with SaaS solutions
  • Experience with segregation of duties tools

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Knowledge of regulatory environments applicable to US publicly-traded companies (SOX) and PCI
  • Ability to thrive in a fast–paced, high pressure environment
  • Knowledge of Windows Operating System and databases (SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • High degree of knowledge of internal controls (business process and IT), SOX compliance and control frameworks
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in auditing and accounting principles and practices, financial principles; management principles; and preferred business practices
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess a high degree of integrity, be trustworthy and be able to work independently
  • Ability to assess a situation and perform adequate tests to gain assurance on reliability of process
  • Ability to work as a team player, be self-motivated and manage multiple deadlines
  • Must work well in a dynamic environment, work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to speak persuasively and defend complex positions effectively
  • Willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves” and assist with additional projects and strategic initiatives
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position.  Please be advised that duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status or any other basis 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.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. is a Zero Tolerance Drug-Free Workplace.  All prospective employees are subject to pre-employment testing for the following drugs and their metabolites: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, Amphetamines (including methamphetamines and MDMA), Opiates (including codeine, heroine, 6-Am, and morphine) and Phencyclidine (PCP).  Further, any applicant who is found to have tested positive on any required drug or alcohol test at a former employer will be considered ineligible for employment with Frontier and their offer of employment rescinded.