Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE: GATX) is an industry leader with 125+ years of success—success that is powered by our people. We are proud of our high-performance culture, hard-working and enthusiastic management team, and beautiful office space in the Willis Tower.


At GATX, we hire the best and offer our employees a dynamic, energetic, collaborative environment to enable them to make an impact from day one. Enjoy the perks and benefits of a global company with the close-knit culture and community of a much smaller one. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to providing our people with the tools and resources they need to move forward in their careers. And, thanks to our employees, in 2023 we were named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the fourth time!


This HYBRID Internal Audit associate will assist with planning and executing critical projects that support the overall strategy and mission of GATX Corporation’s global Internal Audit Department. Under the guidance and supervision of Internal Audit leadership, the Internal Auditor will perform projects and activities within the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, business process design reviews, compliance testing, data analysis and other specialized projects. The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills, will be highly motivated, energetic and possess a natural curiosity to learn.


Assist with the organization’s compliance with the SOX requirements. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Testing internal controls over financial reporting, including assessing design and operational effectiveness of business process and information technology controls.
  • Performing walkthroughs of significant financial processes and control activities, and examining records, reports, and documentation.
  • Coordinating SOX testing activities with those of the external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, eliminate duplicate efforts and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities.
  • Assisting with the assessment of SOX control deficiencies and related remediation plans.

Assist with the execution of internal audit projects, including evaluating the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls and testing compliance with laws and regulations across all business segments. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Performing audit procedures under the supervision and guidance of Internal Audit leadership, employing critical thinking, professional skepticism and appropriate testing methodologies.
  • Preparing internal audit documentation to support audit conclusions, including evaluation of root cause and recommendations.
  • Coordinating with audit stakeholders and audit team members regarding the status of audit projects.
  • Participate in a wide range of projects and consistently demonstrate creative thinking and individual initiative. Understand personal and team roles and proactively seek guidance, clarification and feedback.
  • Maintain internal control systems for the Internal Audit Department by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting preferred, other business-related degrees considered
  • Previous internship or professional experience in internal audit, SOX control testing or accounting preferred
  • CPA or CIA candidate preferred
  • Responsible and self-motivated with strong work ethic
  • Excellent problem solving, research and analytical skills
  • Effective communication and organization skills
  • Detail oriented and ability to work in a highly productive team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint and Visio

Other Requirements:

  • Hybrid work model is a mix of in-office and remote work (60% in office)
  • Ability to travel domestically and some international travel, approximately 3 to 4 trips per year

GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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