Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
Work Type: Intern/Co-op
Locations: Dallas, TX
Start Dates: January & June
An Internal Audit Internship provides an opportunity to work on real-world audits, supporting Kimberly-Clark’s finance, operations, and Information Technology functions across globally recognized consumer brands and B2B businesses. Kimberly-Clark Internal Audit has U.S. offices in Irving, TX and in Neenah, WI. Internal Audit interns are assigned to audit engagements and projects offering hands-on experience and skills-application, with specific, measurable objectives aligning with core priorities of the audit function.
Interns are equipped through on-boarding and on-going development to contribute to organization success and to achieve their personal and professional goals for the internship. Interns are coached by experienced auditors and may work with individuals from finance, marketing, research, operations and other functions. Interns may also interact with senior financial and business leaders at Kimberly-Clark.
Financial Controls and Compliance
Being a publicly traded company, one of Internal Audit’s functions is to provide assurance and assessment of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting. Within this group, you will have the opportunity to review the main business functions of the Company and gain visibility to internal controls and compliance. Networking is key to the success of this group and you will have the opportunity to interact across functions and build a global network within the Company as the stakeholders are all across the globe.
Risk-based audits will offer you a range of experiences outside of normal compliance activities with opportunities to identify, assess and evaluate a wide variety of business risks. Within this group, keys to success include a background in finance and business as well as having a passion for using analytics to review data and identify risks within business processes. Given that the nature of work/projects are unique, resourcefulness and creativity will serve you well in Risk-based Audit.
Information Technology Audits
If your passion is geared towards learning about risks within information technology, an internship with Information Technology Audit is perfect for you. With IT risks constantly changing, this team plays an important role to verify K-C has the right mitigations and processes in place to protect the company. As a member of this team, you will tackle both controls and compliance functions as well as risk-based audits from an Information Technology viewpoint.
In today’s business environment, data analytics is growing increasingly important for Internal Audit functions. The ability to turn data into insights using technology is what this group is all about. Data gathering, selection, visualization and analytics is what drives this team, and like data, it is always evolving. Basic knowledge of analytics, with some IT and business knowledge provide a great foundation for interns on this team.
- Assist with supporting financial and/or IT auditors on engagement specific activities during scoping, planning, fieldwork and reporting
- Work closely with team members and other staff in the department to develop or enhance data analytic capabilities
- Perform special projects related to risk assessment, fraud, continuous monitoring and/or other areas identified by audit leadership
- Identify opportunities to improve Internal Audit effectiveness and efficiency
- Collaborate and share knowledge and ideas for improving efficiency of duties with co-workers
- Assist with department operations and strategic initiatives
- Students must have completed 2-3 years towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree focused on Business Analysis, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or related field.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- 2 to 3 years’ previous business or internship experience preferred
- Applicants must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. on a regular, full-time basis now and in the future
- Effective organization, analysis, project management, communication and interpersonal skills
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.