Senior Internal Auditor

Location: Orange, CA
Date Posted: 11-20-2018
The objective of the Senior Internal Auditor will include: Utilizing process mapping to document key controls within the audited process; Performing process walkthroughs and controls testing; Identifying key control gaps; Collaborating with management to identify action plans; Participating in management presentations of audit findings; Documenting findings in an audit report distributed to management and the Audit Committee.  

  • Perform Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures such as:
    • reviewing internal control documentation
    • assisting external auditors in performing and documenting walkthroughs of major accounting process cycles
    • performing test of key controls to ensure implementation and effectiveness
    • evaluating findings during testing and propose remediation
  • Perform financial and operational audits of organizational and functional activities of the company in order to:
    • evaluate compliance with plans, policies and procedures prescribed by management
    • verify accuracy of financial information
    • ensure proper accountability and physical security of company assets
    • identify controls and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls
  • Assist in the audit planning process (e.g. participating in the risk assessment process, assisting in creating audit procedures/programs);
  • Collect and analyze data, conduct interviews of Auditee’s, document, summarize, and assist the Audit Manager in communicating audit results and following up on the status of correction action plans, as needed;
  • Prepare audit work papers detailing the audit findings and recommendations;
  • Identify, document and communicate opportunities to improve controls across operational, compliance and financial processes;
  • Formulate recommendations to management to correct deficiencies and improve controls;
  • Perform timely follow-up of critical recommendations and management responses;
  • Partner with the IT Audit Manager and/or external auditors to plan and execute integrated/dual purpose audits, as necessary;
  • Assist in performing special operational and financial reviews at the request of management;
  • Assist in the performance of other department tasks as directed.
  • Have strong operating and financial controls evaluation skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze business process risks;
  • Possess the ability to work in cross-functional teams, cultivate leadership abilities and to develop operational and financial management skills;
  • Demonstrate strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate initiative, strategic thinking, sound reasoning, business acumen, and analytical skills;
  • Show the ability to present complex analysis with clarity and professionalism; must be comfortable interacting with senior level management and portray a strong professional image;
  • Possess project management skills with the focus on timely completion of tasks and the ability to identify and assess changing business process risks;
  • Possess the ability to multitask and adapt responsibilities to changes in priorities and deadlines as warranted;
  • Be an independent self-starter with a strong work ethic, high degree of motivation and the ability to contribute to a positive team attitude; proven dedication to teamwork, leadership and integrity within a professional environment.


  • 3+ years experience in public accounting and/or internal audit;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • PC proficiency, including Word and Excel;
  • Able to travel as necessary to accomplish department responsibilities (expected very minimal travel);
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE), or working towards, preferred;
  • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience preferred;
  • IT auditing experience a plus (not required);
  • Experience with data mining software/tools, specifically IDEA, a plus (not required).
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