About the Role
The Director of Internal Audit will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of internal audit functions, ensuring compliance with financial regulations, and managing the implementation and maintenance of accounting systems. The successful candidate will play a critical role in safeguarding our company's financial integrity and optimizing our accounting processes.
What you’ll be doing:
Internal Audit Leadership:
Develop and execute a comprehensive internal audit strategy, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and regulatory requirements.
Lead and manage the internal audit team, providing guidance, coaching, and support to enhance their effectiveness and professional development.
Conduct risk assessments, identify areas of potential exposure, and develop audit plans accordingly.
Perform internal audits, assessing the effectiveness of internal controls, financial processes, and compliance with company policies and external regulations.
Prepare audit reports and present findings and recommendations to senior management and the audit committee.
Stay up to date with financial regulations, accounting standards, and industry best practices, ensuring compliance and driving continuous improvement.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish and maintain effective internal control systems, including policies, procedures, and processes.
Monitor compliance with financial reporting requirements, including GAAP, IFRS, or other applicable accounting principles.
Oversee the coordination of external audits and act as a primary contact for auditors.
Accounting Systems Management:
Oversee the implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of accounting systems and related software applications.
Collaborate with IT and finance teams to ensure system functionality, data integrity, and security.
Identify opportunities for process automation and optimization, leveraging technology to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Provide guidance on system upgrades and enhancements, ensuring alignment with business needs and accounting standards.
Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including senior management, department heads, and external auditors.
Collaborate with business leaders to address identified risks, implement corrective actions, and provide recommendations for process improvements.
Serve as a subject matter expert, providing guidance and support on internal control matters and accounting system-related issues.
Communicate effectively with various stakeholders to promote awareness of internal audit findings, recommendations, and their impact on the organization.
Perform other duties as assigned.
What we look for:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other industry relevant field required.
Master’s degree preferred
8+ years relevant experience in internal audit, accounting, or finance roles with a strong background in financial controls and compliance
CPA or CIA highly preferred
In-depth knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS, etc.), and auditing standards.
Proven experience in managing and leading internal audit teams, demonstrating strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
Expertise in implementing and managing accounting systems and related software applications.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess risks, identify control deficiencies, and recommend practical solutions.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences.
Detail-oriented mindset, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines effectively.
Strong business acumen and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve organizational objectives.
Ability to use independent judgment, analyze information, formulate recommendations, and solve problems.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and deal effectively with diverse individuals at all organizational levels in a professional manner.
Experience in a global company
Multilingual a plus