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  • Location: Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #680

A client in San Dimas looking to replace their top audit executive.The position reports to the Board and manages a team of five. The role is open because the incumbent retired after 20 years. The company has a great quality of life, excellent benefits and the travel requirement is 10% at most.

Responsibilities:

• Develops and maintains the Company audit function and assesses risk continuously

• Prepares the annual audit plan, which supports the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program where appropriate, and submits it to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for review and approval

• Manages, plans and performs a wide variety of internal audits, including financial audits, operational audits, information technology audits, environmental audits, management reviews and management advisory services

• Evaluates audit findings, prepares and presents the results of audit work and recommendations to management and to the Audit Committee

• Promotes open dialogue with external auditors. Communicates and coordinates efforts with external auditors during year-end and interim audits. Provides advice, support, and information as needed

• Communicates with all levels of management regarding company risk and audit needs.

• Supervises and oversees audit staff and audit consultants

• Oversees annual Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program

• Works under the direction of the Audit Committee and administratively under the direction of the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

• Together with HCM and appropriate management, performs investigations based on reports received through the third party Ethics Hotline or through other means. Reports results to the Audit Committee

• Assures that all members of Internal Audit department receive the training necessary to stay up-to date on risk environment, regulatory changes, etc.

• Supports Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for department members to both maintain and achieve professional certifications

• Operates within annual O&M budget

• Assures goals relating to budgeted external auditor direct assistance hours are met

• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Certification in any one or more of the following: CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CMA
  • Ten years of internal/external audit experience, including at least three years as manager of the internal audit function of a mid-size to large company, preferably publicly-traded
  • At least three years’ experience interfacing with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • At least five years of Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, SEC, PCAOB and CPUC regulations and requirements
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