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Financial Audits Leader

One of our most exciting clients has an opportunity to join their team in Palo Alto as a Financial Audits Leader. Their business is a pioneer within the technology sector and the software they have developed is the foundation of major scientific breakthroughs and research.

The role will involve thorough cooperation with other teams, you’ll work on building an end-to-end SOX compliance program and use this within a high-growth environment. You will also create long-term ideas for the business's audit department, including building out functions. The ideal candidate will have a solution aimed mindset and risk-based approach to finding, assessing, and dealing with compliance risks, operational risks, and governance processes.


  • Operate and run SOX compliance functions.
  • Organise with providers, auditors, leaders to ensure the timely action of audit work and the SOX compliance program.
  • Be seen as a reliable and intuitive partner within the company at advising on internal services.
  • Aiding and actioning attempts to improve the control environment and fix any issues.
  • Run the education & training of control owners so there is a better knowledge of the framework and their responsibilities.
  • Lead all parts of the financial compliance and audits.
  • Engage in-process reviews and identify any improvements that can be made to both the efficiency of the business and the processes and controls.
  • Create clear reports for board members and senior leadership and record steps to minimise risk.
  • Research on any new literature regarding internal control process.


  • Extensive experience of auditing and project management experience within an internal audit or SOX function
  • Significant experience of management experience.
  • Professional certification required, such as CPA, CA, or CIA.
  • Background in financial audits that cover the full revenue process within a software services company is required.
  • Experience in auditing and assessment frameworks, application of standards, and undertaking risk assessments.
  • Capable to utilise data analytics to perform targeted sampling techniques and using automation monitoring.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP, COSO, Sarbanes Oxley Act, PCAOB Rules, IIAs Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and the Code of Ethics.
  • History of reporting to leadership and using both excellent written and verbal communication.

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Job Summary

Reference: 13140

Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 07 Dec 2021