IT SOX Internal Auditor in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/7/2021

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Job Description

Title: IT SOX Internal Auditor (Senior and Lead level)

Industry: Technology

About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Company/Opportunity: Large publicly traded company. Tons of growth, competitive pay, excellent comprehensive and low-cost health benefits, 401K match and ESPP


  • Lead the IT SOX 404 risk assessment and scoping exercise, execute the process and control walkthroughs, assess the design of controls, develop and enhance comprehensive test plans, and perform independent testing
  • Perform deficiency root cause analyses and assist management with the development of remediation plans
  • Offer effective supervision to, and review the work of other auditors, including the company's co-sourcing audit partners
  • Collaborate with management to identify financial risks, assess business impacts, and present potential solutions (leading practices)
  • As a key member of the SOX PMO, the successful candidate will be a primary interface between IT management and the external auditors to provide guidance, support, training, and project management
  • Collaborate with the external auditors in the planning and execution of SOX 404 requirements and ensure all deadlines are met with high quality deliverables
  • Participate and assists in ad-hoc projects when needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, or related field.
  • Three to seven years of recent relevant professional experience in IT SOX compliance for a fast-paced global company or a public accounting firm ("Big 4" or mid-tier).
  • Prior SOX PMO experience preferred.
  • Independent and adaptable team player with strong project management skills to comfortably lead and conduct multiple significant projects and tasks with quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Strong critical thinking with sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Self-motivated, positive, and professional attitude.
  • Exceptional prioritization, organization, and time-management skills to consistently meet deadlines with quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (including oral and written communications) with the ability to lead all related interactions with various levels of the organization including middle and senior management.
  • Excellent understanding of internal controls, frameworks (COSO, COBIT), fundamental audit methodology, SOX 302 and 404 requirements.
  • Strong ability to understand IT and business process risks and related controls
  • Experienced with leading practices for business processes, financial accounting, and reporting risks to ensure compliance with GAAP and external reporting requirements
  • Delivers high-quality work products (form and substance) including the ability to prepare written documents (e.g., work papers, PowerPoint presentations, audit reports, etc.) that clearly lay out key messages
  • Professional Certifications (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA preferred)
  • ERP experience with Oracle EBS a plus

About your Recruiter: My name is Linnea Westman, and I am a Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Vaco. Before joining Vaco I worked as an auditor at EY. I'm tremendously grateful for my experience in public accounting as it has helped me understand my candidate's skillset and clients' needs better, which in turn has allowed me to successfully help accounting and finance professionals in their transition from one job to another. I am here to listen to you, understand what you are looking for in your next role, and advise on the San Diego job market.

If the role listed above is not the perfect fit for you, I welcome you to apply anyways if you have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or similar. Public accounting, CPA and larger public company experience is always a plus for our clients as well.

Looking forward to speaking with you.