Manager – Operational Risk, Advisory & Assurance

Finance & Accounting San Jose, California San Francisco, California

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Splunk is looking for a motivated Manager to join their Advisory, Assurance, Risk and Compliance (SpAARC) team. You will plan, lead and execute operational, G-T-M, financial, technology reviews and Advisory Projects, including P2P, O2C, Sales Processes, Programs, Sales Partners, Operations etc. You should be a highly organized leader, upbeat, self starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment. This position promotes working relationships with corporate and international management in a consultative, partnership role regarding risk mitigation, process gaps, maturity and internal controls management. You will be located at Splunk’s San Jose/San Francisco office. The position requires willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) for approximately 10 to 20% of the time.


Lead reviews to evaluate risk, adequacy and effectiveness of key business processes, corporate and international operations, external regulatory and statutory requirements, and adherence to Corporate Policies and Practices.

  • You will own the entire lifecycle of assurance, advisory, compliance reviews from risk assessment, scoping, planning, execution to reporting.
  • You will ensure proper identification and disposition of improvement opportunities that have potential operational, financial and compliance risk implications to the company.
  • Engage with internal customers and external partners (e.g. distributors, resellers, vendors) to analyze problems, develop improvement opportunities, build consensus and support implementation of solutions.
  • Monitor completion of committed action plans to ensure follow through and closure of identified risks.
  • You will present frequently to executive management and business owners on the strategy, plan, status, results of programs and projects.
  • Work with SpAARC management to drive the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program and perform periodic risk assessments.
  • Build strong partnerships with business owners by providing advisory services on appropriate processes, controls and risk mitigation measures.
  • You will network with industry peers, SMEs, leaders to understand industry trends, drive innovation and introduce Best Practices to Splunk.
  • You will Lead By Example and mentor junior team members.


  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience, including process, systems, operational, financial review / re-engineering / compliance / audit / attestation in a Big 4 / consulting or large global public company or a combination thereof.
  • Knowledge and experience in financial / process / operational / technology reviews, risk assessment required with the ability to construct well-targeted management reports within the context of business/industry operations/practices.
  • Expert in business process / systems / technology “As-Is vs. To-Be” analysis.
  • Experience in international company operations and proficiency in foreign language a plus.
  • Well-established understanding of business dynamics and operations.
  • Good judgment and confidence in resolving matters requiring Board or management attention.
  • Strong leadership, social, verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in software industry/cloud technology/cloud business models is desirable.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic with unquestionable integrity and credibility.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multi-task, lead multiple engagements / projects and sound demonstration of flexibility in a managerial role.
  • Essential that you are a team-player with very high EQ.
  • Team Management experience is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering or equivalent.
  • Professional certification such as CPA, MBA, CISSP, CIPP, PMP, CIA or CFE is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint with a general understanding of data analysis techniques.
  • Familiarity with SAP or other ERP system a plus.

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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