Director, Internal Audit

Western Digitial
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Competitive salary
03 Dec 2020
04 Dec 2020
Experience level
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Job-Title: Director, Internal Audit


Reporting to the Chief Audit Executive, leadership of the finance & operational audit pillar in the Asia Pacific region and dotted line support of other audit pillar team members in the Asia Pacific region. Provide assistance developing the overall Internal Audit function, and involvement with the leaders of the other internal audit pillars - IT audit, Channel audit, Data Analytics, and Audit Operations.

Day-to-day management and supervision of the finance & operational audit pillar for the Asia Pacific region and globally including:
  • Assisting in performance of annual risk assessment of the business, development of an overall audit plan, and quarterly refreshes of the risk assessment and the audit plan
  • Implementing the internal audit plan, including ownership of multiple financial, operational, compliance, site, Channel partner, and cross functional audits across the global business
  • Executing and reviewing project risk assessments, planning, and scoping decisions on individual audit and consulting projects
  • Executing and reviewing controls documentation, testing approach, and fieldwork execution for individual audit and consulting projects
  • Executing and reviewing draft and final audit and consulting reports
  • Assisting in coordinating, planning, reviewing, and executing on Management's assessment of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  • Developing, cultivating, and growing relationships with key stakeholders across various business functional and operational areas
  • Assisting with coordinating and managing relationships with the external auditor
  • Developing, coaching, and mentoring staff, seniors, and managers in Internal Audit
  • Developing, delivering, and supporting career development and training for staff, seniors, and managers in Internal Audit
  • Assisting in the maturation of the data analytics function, including working to audit robotic process automations, application controls, and other IT dependent controls in close coordination with the data analytics and IT leaders
  • Assisting with continued development and refinement of strategy, structure, operations, and model for the global Internal Audit function as part of the Internal Audit leadership team

Required and preferred knowledge and job skills:
  • Work experience: 12+ years of progressive work experience with some US Public Company Internal Audit experience with a global focus. Preference for experience with a large US Public Company in an internal audit leadership position and background with a large public accounting firm.
  • Certification: CIA or CPA (or equivalent) professional certification required. Preference for additional certifications including CIA, CPA (or equivalent), CISA, or PMP.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree with focus on Accounting, Information Systems, or Finance required. Preference for a Master's degree.
  • Internal Audit Project Execution Skills: Risk assessment, testing, sampling, review, root cause identification, audit reporting, and consulting skills required. Preference for additional skills in other internal audit pillars.
  • Internal Audit Operations Execution Skills: Outstanding project, time, and resource management skills required.
  • Internal Audit Technical Skills: Ability to understand and analyze complex business process, internal control theory, COSO 2013, governance, and expert knowledge in finance & operational audit pillar required. Preference for prior industry knowledge.
  • Internal Audit Soft Skills: Ability to apply oversight and judgment across a broad range of finance, operations, compliance, and cross functional areas, constructively managing difficult conversations, excellent presentation skills, influence and manage expectations of stakeholders, coaching and developing team members, relationship building, and business partnering skills required.
  • Language: Excellent verbal and written English language skills required. Secondary written and verbal language skills a plus.
  • Travel: Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Asia Pacific region and to the US up to 25%.

Work-Location : Bangalore

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