Job Details: Supervisor Internal Audit and Sox Compliance

Supervisor Internal Audit and Sox Compliance
Job Id:
Torrance, CA
United States
Job Description:


Our client, an American based global leader in premium automotive aftermarket parts seeks a Supervisor Internal Audit & SOX Compliance, for its offices in Torrance, CA. The Supervisor, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance will report to the Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible
for supporting and contributing to the planning and execution of the annual SOX assessment engagement. This includes independent and objective assurance services that are designed to add value and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of internal control over financial reporting and related processes.




  • Assists with the planning of the annual top-down, risk-based SOX assessment, including the assessment of risks, and the planning memorandum and exhibits.

  • Assists with annual training of internal SOX customers to impart knowledge of the critical path process flow, risks, and key controls including spreadsheet / electronic audit evidence controls, control precision, and fraud considerations, including segregation of duties conflicts.

  • Performs hands-on work to execute the annual SOX assessment review, including walkthroughs, testing, roll-forwards, and reporting.

  • Prepares and updates critical path process flow diagrams that clearly illustrate the respective business functions, internal control over financial reporting (ICOFR) phases, risks, and controls.

  • Consistently executes and clearly documents sound auditor judgment in selecting samples that are representative of the transaction population.

  • Gathers and appropriately evaluates sufficient audit evidence; fully considers management objectives, financial statement assertions, and control risks when determining level of assurance required by test procedures (i.e., nature, extent, and timing).

  • Executes workpapers that are accurate, complete, clear, concise, and well organized in accordance with department standardized workpaper formats and protocols.

  • Timely notifies and consults with the Chief Accounting Officer on potential or actual control gaps identified in either the design adequacy or operating effectiveness of key controls.

  • Creates effective engagement communications that are based on a sound evaluation of criteria, condition, cause, and effect, with recommendations on corrective action; strictly adheres to department communication distribution process.

  • Assists with effective monitoring of, and follow-up on, control gaps and enhancements.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as needed.


  • Performs and documents work in accordance with the Internal Audit Manual (i.e., policies and procedures) and the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards.

  • Effectively collaborates with a geographically dispersed team to achieve functional objectives, while working independently as required.

  • Maintains effective cross-functional communication with others such as process owners and control performers.


  • Engages in continuous learning and development to stay current on industry practices and trends, including PCAOB, SEC, COSO, GAAP, and fraud considerations.


  • Analytical Thinking: critically evaluates and synthesizes complex information to inform a fact-based, data
    driven approach to problem solving.

  •  Interpersonal: builds and fosters genuine relationships with an open mind rooted in trust; understands and
    navigates intricate organizational dynamics in order to meet business objectives.

  • Problem Solving: demonstrates accountability for results even when faced with challenges; applies leading
    practices and innovation to formulate and implement plans to resolve issues.

  • Professionalism: approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with
    respect and consideration regardless of status or position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; Master’s degree preferred; Certified Public Accountant required; other certifications a plus (CIA, CISA).

  • 5+ years of experience in external and internal audit.

  • Experience in financial / operational / IT internal controls (including Sarbanes-Oxley) engagements required.

  • Knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework preferred; knowledge of the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and accounting software.

  • Experience with international and/or manufacturing operations (i.e., maquiladora / NAFTA) a plus.

  • Ability to travel frequently within the US and internationally.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand. The employee may travel via airplane, motor vehicle, and other means of transportation, as well as to overnight at different countries, states and cities, in order to perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but may increase in the plant and other work areas. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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