Senior Internal Auditor (95% remote) in San Diego/OC (in office 1-2x/month) at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/5/2022

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Job Description

This individual will join a high-performing, highly collaborative Internal Audit team that partners with the business to deliver value-accretive solutions to improve business operations and controls. You will play a critical role in the Internal Audit team, being core to the delivery of operational audits and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance work. This person must have a strong understanding of internal control and risk management, with audit, accounting, or advisory experience in Big 4, public accounting, or corporate preferred. This person must be able to step in and hit the ground running, possess a positive 'can-do' attitude, and be a collaborative team player.


You will play an integral role across all our work programs including operational audits, SOX compliance, and ad hoc advisory and consulting projects. We have a diverse and regularly changing program of work, so this individual must be able to adapt and constantly learn.

You will be responsible for:

  • Independently developing strategic and risk-based audit programs, project plans, work papers and executive communications.
  • Acting as a risk and control expert by informing, educating, and consulting with business leaders and SOX process owners to build awareness and consult on control and governance.
  • Identifying gaps in process or control, recommending commercially pragmatic process improvements, and assessing business impact.
  • Conducting business and project risk assessments and developing targeted audit programs.
  • Preparing succinct and articulate project updates and audit reports and communicating outcomes to business leaders.
  • Delivering value to business stakeholders through meaningful and commercial recommendations and process improvements.
  • Developing strategies to overcome challenges and applying balanced critical thinking to resolve difficult situations.
  • Clear, relevant, and timely communication to team members and business stakeholders, at all times and in all circumstances.
  • Regularly building knowledge of Company strategy, business objectives, and processes, as well as evolving industry trends.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of accounting and audit regulations, standards, and trends, including PCAOB (Public Company Audit Oversight Board) standards.
  • Possessing a strong internal controls background, including familiarity with internal controls frameworks, risk assessment methodologies, and SOX compliance.
  • Maintaining audit qualifications, certifications, and professional affiliations by undertaking relevant training and professional development activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • CPA or CIA preferred (or working on certification).
  • Big 4 or Large national firm (audting public companies) preferred or coming from another public company
  • 3+ years' experience in internal audit, external audit, SOX compliance, or accounting.