Position Summary:

The Director of Internal Audit and Controls serves as an independent appraisal function to evaluate the company’s internal control structure and other accounting, financial and operational activities. One of the ways this is accomplished is through implementation and continual compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as through executing a risk based audit program. The position assists corporate management and operations personnel in the design, application and assessment of internal controls to safeguard assets, ensure accuracy and completeness of financial and operations data and promote operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design, operation and testing of the internal controls over financial reporting as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – Sections 302 and 404
  • Perform annual SOX risk assessment and scoping
  • Develop financial process documentation in the form of narratives and/or flowcharts for all financial processes
  • Identify key financial and entity level controls and control design gaps
  • Oversee testing of key controls and conclude on operating effectiveness
  • Work with management to develop action plans and monitor the status of action plans to address control design and operating deficiencies
  • Coordinate and manage the efforts of outsourced service provider performing ITGC SOX assistance
  • Participate as a member of the Disclosure Committee
  • Develop and present periodic reporting for the Audit Committee, Senior Management and External Auditors

Relevant Skills, Knowledge & Ability:

  • Core competency in SOX compliance and knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience reporting to executive levels
  • Integrity & Discretion
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 10-20%
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience leading Internal Audit in a publicly traded company
  • Big 4 public accounting experience a plus
  • Experience in design/redesign/adaptation of a robust internal control environment pre/during/post an ERP and financial systems implementation
  • Location: NYC

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