Sr. Director & Head of Internal Audit

Aliso Viejo
27 Feb 2021
21 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract type
Full time

UST is recruiting a seasoned Head of Internal Audit to fill a key leadership role reporting to the CFO and Audit Committee. Location is anywhere in the United States. The Head of Internal Audit will build an audit framework for the monitoring, testing and optimization of our internal controls. The individual will also serve as the global project manager to develop a SOX compliance testing program, liaising with both internal and external teams. Key areas of responsibility include risk assessments, audit plan development, and execution of financial and operational audits to evaluate the Company's internal controls. The role will also partner with UST's Compliance team on the adherence to Company policies and procedures, and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory standards. The successful candidate will be the subject matter specialist over the Company's financial reporting risks, SOX compliance programs and other operational risks within the organization.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive internal control process to ensure compliance with all aspects of Sarbanes–Oxley Act, for financial, operational and IT controls; Statutory reporting requirements; and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Establish Internal Audit Charter and develop the Company's internal audit strategy and roadmap
  • Lead engagement planning and scoping activities pertaining to the Company's audit plan including the assessment of all relevant risk factors
  • Manage and execute audits, including identifying and analyzing risks, planning and prioritizing the audit work, developing audit recommendations, surfacing identified issues with management, and preparing audit reports
  • Oversee the entire SOX process and collaborate with our independent external auditor, KPMG, to ensure efficient and effective coverage of financial controls
  • Identify and develop audit techniques including continuous auditing, data analysis and monitoring leveraging our various platforms
  • Facilitate Enterprise Risk Assessments
  • Foster and maintain a healthy, collaborative team environment
  • Partner in activities related to systems development, new geographies/verticals, and analyze new policies to ensure that control considerations are captured
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key executives across the Company as well as with the Audit Committee
  • Collaborate effectively and build and maintain strong cross–functional relationships with various Tax, Finance, Legal, and Operating organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years in internal audit and risk management experience with a minimum of six years in a senior level audit leadership role within a publicly–traded company or Big 4 accounting firm
  • BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Experience at a fast–paced, global company
  • Experience with risk areas including financial, operational, regulatory, compliance, and cybersecurity
  • Result–oriented; proactive; possesses a high level of integrity
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detailed knowledge of IFRS, Sarbanes–Oxley, PCAOB and experience overseeing a global internal controls environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills appropriate to executive and board–level reporting
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work independently

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