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Sr. Manager, Internal Audit

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posted Oct 16, 2015, 9:20 PM by Eva Chiu

Sr. Manager, Internal Audit (Head of IA Department; San Gabriel Valley, CA)

The Senior Manager, Internal Audit is head of the Internal Audit department responsible for the continuous evaluation of and improvement in internal control structures, with a focus on global processes involving payments to employees and vendors, HR compliance and adherence to overall company policies and procedures. This position ensures the accuracy of payroll and AP payments and processes and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. This position will help determine whether the risk assessment, control and compliance processes as designed and implemented are adequate and functioning appropriately. This position will have a direct line of communication to the company’s Audit Committee as needed.

Essential functions:

The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job’s duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.

  • Evaluates and identifies areas for improvement in internal control environment. Focus is on HR (payroll, I-9s) and Accounts Payable (vendors), following processes accurately, accurately completing government forms, and ensuring vendor charges are accurate and reflect work performed.
  • Monitors adherence to overall company policies and procedures and internal controls. Recommends new procedures where appropriate.
  • Monitors regulatory conditions and developments to provide senior management and the Audit Committee with recommendations for action. Identifies and communicates with management on emerging trends and success practices in internal auditing.
  • Maintains the compliance function and prepares reports for General Counsel and the Audit Committee related to organization’s compliance.
  • Reviews company contracts with key vendors to ensure that services contracted for are being delivered and provided.
  • Recommends new procedures and controls as needed. Works with senior management on key business initiatives, projects, and remediation efforts directed at identified control weaknesses, process improvements, and compliance with regulatory requirements to ensure a proper internal control environment is maintained.
  • Works closely with all levels of management to ensure primary controls are identified, tested, and operating effectively. Performs follow-ups to monitor and ensure that management actions have been effectively implemented. Assists process owners on continuous improvement.
  • Develops and maintains a quality assurance and improvement program that covers all aspects of the internal audit function and continuously monitors its effectiveness.
  • Executes special projects at the request of management and the Audit Committee.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field and CPA or CIA required; MBA preferred
  • 6+ years of public accounting, finance, operations audit and/or internal audit function preferably a combination of both
  • Big 4 or Tier 2 public accounting firms preferred but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and other regulatory auditing and financial reporting standards
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with demonstrable leadership skills
  • Expert level oral & written communication skills and advanced technical skills (Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Power Point, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills, and a high level of organization and enthusiasm
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure on multiple tasks, manage priorities, workload, and deadlines with minimal direction,
  • Possess strong influencing, negotiation, and change management skills

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