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Associate Director, SOX Internal Audit

Robert Half Finance & Accounting • South San Francisco, CA

Posted 26 days ago

Job Snapshot

Accounting - Finance, Banking - Financial Services
Accounting, Finance

Job Description

Ref ID: 00430-0011002796

Classification: Manager Internal Audit

Compensation: DOE

Our client, a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, is looking for an Associate Director, SOX Internal Audit, to join their expanding team. The Associate Director will focus on ensuring delivery of an annual project plan that enables Management to meet its Sarbanes Oxley (?SOX?) 404 responsibilities. A successful candidate will bring leading practices from other SOX Governance Programs at high-growth companies and advocate for how those leading practices could be adapted within the company's internal control environment. Responsibilities ? Execute, lead, manage and own the SOX project plan, ensuring efficient and timely execution of all stages of the SOX program including the IT function ? Improve the design of the processes and controls to help scale the company ? Perform scoping and materiality assessment to identify significant accounts and key controls, including qualitative and quantitative analysis ? Collaborate with process owners to update narratives, flowcharts, risk and control matrices as the business grows and processes change ? Develop appropriate procedures, create a testing plan, perform or coordinate SOX testing of key controls for relevant business processes ? Execute, lead, and maintain accountability for the delivery of high-quality audit deliverables in accordance with established budgets and timelines. ? Collaborate with the business to drive actions that are pragmatic and achievable. ? Provide constructive coaching and guidance to business throughout the audit process to enhance the team?s understanding and ultimately improve the deliverables. ? Coordinate SOX planning and testing with external auditors and third-party SOX testers, including leading walkthroughs, providing evidence, and maintaining sufficient documentation ? Participate in the scoping, risk assessment monitoring and development / planning of internal audit activity. ? Provide creative input that will drive greater efficiency and value to the audit process. ? Participate in the development of new internal audit processes and ongoing process improvements. ? Appropriately document exceptions and deficiencies, including working with process owners to develop and execute remediation plans timely ? Manage the enterprise internal control environment, including performing and maintaining annual top-down risk assessments ? Lead the creation of SOX reporting to management and the audit committee

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications ? Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and 7 plus years of relevant experience including at least two years' experience with a public accounting firm; financial statement audit experience preferred. ? Effective oral and written communication skills are required to allow the candidate to effectively interact with various levels of management ? Demonstrate a good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP, SOX, COSO, COBIT and SSAE) ? Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset and possess assessment and process-oriented background with ability to adapt in a dynamic environment. ? Experience with managing a team and managing projects Preferred Qualifications ? CPA is preferred ? ?Big 4? experience is a plus

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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