HERC Rentals Director, Internal Audit in Bonita Springs, Florida

Herc Rentals is a premier full-line equipment-rental company — providing our customers the equipment solutions they need to get their work done safely, confidently and cost effectively, while enabling them to conserve capital for their growth investments.

With over 50 years of equipment-rental expertise, approximately 4,800 employees with approximately 275 company operated locations, principally in North America. Herc Rentals is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation; industrial & manufacturing; oil & gas; government & municipalities; construction, mining, & energy; remediation & restoration; emergency response; facilities; MRO; entertainment; and ground care.

We aspire to be the supplier, employer and investment of choice in our industry, with core values that promote a culture built on integrity, respect, teamwork, and accountability.

Short Description

Directs and oversees complex financial, operational and compliance internal audits and SOX testing for the US and Canada. This includes identifying and researching applicable operational, financial and technical issues and effectively applying knowledge of Herc's operations and industry practices to audit matters. Develops clear and concise audit reports including audit scope, objectives, procedures performed, internal control deficiencies and actionable recommendations. Engages, inspires and energizes audit staff and internal customers to maximize performance and maintain a strong control environment in a cost-effective manner. Ensures ongoing review, follow-up and implementation of audit recommendations. Exhibits strong business and technical accounting acumen. Manages the preparation of the annual Risk Assessment effectively interpreting economic, regulatory and industry trends and their effect on risk within the organization. Must be able to back up the VP Internal Audit when necessary.


Manages financial, operational and compliance audits to determine adherence to Company policies and procedures and to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls.

Inspects, identifies and documents systems of internal financial, IT and operational controls through interviews, documents, questionnaires, and technical Oracle acumen.

Prepares audit reports on internal control deficiencies and recommendations. Expresses audit opinions on the adequacy of internal controls over financial statement reporting using qualitative financial analysis to support conclusions.

Evaluates control design and operational effectiveness and determines mitigating controls utilizing technology including Oracle, RentalMan, and data mining tools to maximize audit effectiveness and efficiency.

Recommends improvements in systems of internal control including operational, financial and technical systems controls.

Maintains concise, up-to-date records of audit plans, findings, work papers, reports and other supporting documentation for audits performed ensuring sufficient corroborating evidence.

Maintains the highest level of confidentiality with all information obtained.

Maintains quality in all tasks assigned.

Possesses strong project management skills including the ability to multi-task competing and conflicting priorities and meet aggressive deadlines.

Possesses negotiation skills and ability to educate employees and management on internal control issues.

Possesses extremely effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to express complex technical explanations in non-technical terms of reference.

Supervises audit staff to ensure effective and efficient completion of all audits. Coaches audit staff to maximize performance support their development.

Possesses the ability to work and adapt within a fast-paced environment

Develops partnerships with auditees in order to proactively assess business risk by meeting frequently with management and providing timely, value-added reporting and advisory services.


Professional Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Able to analyze and resolve complex issues and problems in a sound and timely fashion

Able to assimilate research data from a variety of sources, analyze, and recommend appropriate courses of action to take

Possesses strong communication skills

Possesses strong project management skills

Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion

Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others

Able to create and conduct formal presentations

Able to adjust readily to change and adapt as needed

Able to interact effectively with all levels of management

Able to facilitate group interactions

Able to identify areas of risk/concern

Able to work independently with minimum supervision

Possesses strong leadership skills with a willingness to lead, create new ideas, and be assertive

Possesses strong multi-cultural interpersonal skills

Able to use relevant computer system applications including Oracle and Excel at a high level

Conditions of Employment

4 year Accounting degree required (Masters preferred)

Travel would be approximately 20%

Minimum of 10 years of progressive internal audit experience required. Public Accounting experience with Big 4 or second tier firm required (Big 4 experience preferred)

US GAAP required

Oracle experience required

CPA Required (CIA, CFE or CISA would be beneficial)


If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career with a growth-oriented company, Herc Rentals is the right place for you! As an industry leader, we offer the opportunity for training, development, and advancement. In addition, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous vacation program. Apply today to be part of a team built for success!

Herc Rentals does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, political affiliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.