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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #463

Well known consumer products company in the South Bay is looking for a Director, Financial and Operational Audit to help lead the Companys financial and IT operational audits. Reporting to the VP of Internal Audit, you will have broad exposure to the operations of the Company and will interact with leaders across Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Sales, Manufacturing and IT, as well as our external auditors and advisors. You will play a major role in conducting the Enterprise Risk Assessment. This individual will also develop the annual internal audit plan and will be responsible for leading the financial and operational audits, in addition to supporting system implementation projects and special reviews requested by management.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Operational, Financial and IT audit domains and their application to business landscape.
  • Support the annual enterprise risk assessment exercise, which will include interviewing key executives across the organization.
  • Develop the annual internal audit plan and the presentation materials for review and approval by the CFO and Audit Committee.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with the appropriate levels of business unit management and understand the key factors and risks impacting the business.
  • Oversee risk-based financial and operational audits and projects across the organization, highlighting control and operational issues as well as recommended action plans to address any concerns.
  • Support project teams on pre-implementation of new IT applications to ensure internal controls have been properly designed and adequate for user acceptance testing.
  • Support the IT auditors on the usage of technology for the development and maintenance of continuous auditing solutions.
  • Communicate the audit results to the auditees and executive management.
  • Support the preparation of the Audit Committee materials.
  • Conduct special audits and investigations, including investigations assigned by the internal Ethics Committee.
  • Execute high-profile special projects in partnership with Financial leadership and/or executive management.
  • Coordinate audit activity with independent CPAs to maximize audit efficiency.
  • Keep abreast of new auditing, accounting, regulatory or other developments as well as IT risks including cybersecurity that may impact the internal audit areas.
  • Responsible for managing international audit staff, including hiring, goal setting, planning and delegation of work, training and development, coaching/mentoring and completing performance evaluations.
  • Assist with any SOX testing, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or related field is required.
  • CPA is required.
  • 10+ years of experience with Big 4, internal audit or audit-related field strongly preferred.
  • CIA, CFE, CISA or other relevant professional certification is highly desired.
  • Experience managing a team that is a mix of professional staff and third-party consultants.
  • Strong leadership and team building and development skills with an ability to set objectives and drive results.
  • Proven ability to work with and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience evaluating controls and control gaps associated with complex business processes.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%.
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