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  • Location: South Bay, California
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #525

The SOX IT Audit Manager will lead the project management and testing for SOX 404 IT annual regulatory certification process. Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, you will have broad exposure to the operations of Mattel and will interact with leaders across Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Sales, Manufacturing, and IT, as well as our external auditors and advisors.

This individual will work with the Director, Internal Audit for the planning, testing, remediation, and follow-up of IT General Controls (ITGC) and Automated Controls (AC) controls.  The SOX IT Audit Manager will support the annual SOX Scoping, risk assessment and memo preparation which includes coverage of ITGC and AC controls.   


  • Be a leader in the execution of SOX program in accordance with COSO 2013 framework
  • Assist in evaluating, reinforcing, and promoting the SOX 404 and 302 program standards and approaches for documentation, control design, evaluation, and effectiveness testing.
  • Manage the execution of the end-to-end IT SOX activities, including IT risk assessment, scoping, controls documentation, walkthroughs, testing, remediation and reporting for IT General Controls, Automated Controls, Interfaces, Reports and End-User Computing Controls, etc.
  • Supervise the work of other SOX co-source, internal team members, and review their documentation
  • Support the Director in the overall management of SOX program
  • Responsible for evaluating, monitoring, and resolving audit findings (Internal and External Audit etc.).
  • Responsible for assessing the impact of IT on business and finance processes.
  • Responsible for evaluating risks and controls for new system implementations such as billing, contract management tools, etc., assessing the financial impact on SOX controls and recommending solutions to correct issues identified.
  • Responsible for process reviews and identifying opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness, and identifiable benefits to the company.
  • Develop value-added relationships with process owners and make recommendations for process improvement
  • Challenge status quo and provide leadership in the development and adoption of IT SOX best practices.
  • Drive efficiencies by seeking opportunities for centralization, globalization, and automation.
  • Liaison with process owners, internal auditors, external auditors, and other stakeholders; prepare business for internal and external audit reviews.
  • Subject matter expertise in systems, technology, and IT controls.
  • Manage and create Continuous Control Audit Modules (CCM) and related dashboards.
  • Identify and create opportunities to deploy Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
  • Manage and maintain the SOX IT Audit Tool (e.g., Audit Board).
  • Ad-hoc projects


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Accounting is required.
  • CISA, CISM and/or CIA certifications is required.
  • 5 – 8+ years of experience in Public Accounting, Internal Auditing and/or IT related areas or a combination of education and experience
  • Proven experience in leading the execution of an end-to-end SOX program. Must have strong project management experience in IT audit or IT controls. Experience of designing and implementing internal controls preferred
  • Good understanding of risks and controls for both Information Technology and Business Processes.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.
  • Creative, self-starter, quick thinker and dedicated individual who is eager to put his/her stamp on this job role.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.
  • Team-oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across regional and/or functional lines.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%.


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