Vice President, Internal Audit

Finance San Jose, California


Position: Vice President, Internal Audit

Location: San Jose, CA

At Zscaler we are on a mission to redefine network security for the Cloud and Mobile-First World.
The cloud and mobility are creating a mega-shift that’s disrupting 30 years of networking and security infrastructure.  Traditional network security architecture is no longer suitable for the cloud and mobile-first world.

Zscaler is a pioneer and leader in cloud security and we are enabling the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for the cloud and mobile-first world.

With a solution born and built 100% in the cloud, Zscaler employees have built and operate a massive, global cloud security architecture, delivering the entire gateway security stack as a service. By providing fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.

We process over 25 billion transactions a day in our cloud and protect our customers from over 125 million security threats daily.  We became a publicly traded company with our IPO in March 2018 and are experiencing tremendous growth in all areas of the business. 

Come and join our team and be part of this exciting transformation to cloud based security!!!


Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer with direct oversight from the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the Vice President (VP) of Internal Audit is responsible for leading the next phase of internal controls framework and compliance at Zscaler. The candidate must be a leader, have strong experience in internal audit, COSO framework, PCAOB requirements, be detail oriented, have strong technical and communication skills, and be hands-on. The position requires management capabilities to communicate with and educate finance and non-finance personnel on internal controls, financial policies, reporting requirements and business trends and opportunities.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee the internal audit teams in the U.S and India
  • Lead the quarterly reporting to the Audit Committee
  • Perform enterprise risk management and present annual internal audit plan to the Audit Committee 
  • Enhance the internal controls framework of Zscaler in accordance with PCAOB and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Provide high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects in line with solid risk management practices
  • Develop and lead audit programs and internal audit reports
  • Lead in preparing risk assessments and annual audit plans
  • Project manage company-wide engagement with Zscaler’s outside consulting firms for both United States and India
  • Help identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to as regulatory changes occur to maintain compliance
  • Work closely with external auditors, legal counsel, tax preparers, and third-party accounting/consulting firms
  • Work closely with the accounting and finance teams on accounting/finance projects as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 15 years of hands-on working experience showing consistent progression
  • Leadership skills, excellent written and verbal skills and demonstrated ability to present complex audit issues to management
  • A mix of medium to large publicly listed software company and a Big 4 public accounting firm is highly desired (at least 5 years in a public accounting firm)
  • Recognized as audit expert related to US GAAP accounting and proven record of SEC reporting controls requirements
  • Ability to lead complex projects which require influence and implementation across business groups and functions
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement
  • Must be a "self-starter" with a can-do attitude and a serious desire to have a positive impact on our company
  • Strong day-to-day project management skills 
  • Strong organizational, research, verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, yet function well with independent responsibilities
  • Bachelor's or ideally Masters from an accredited college/university in an appropriate field; with CPA, CIA or CISA preferred

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity
  • The pace and excitement of working for a Silicon Valley Unicorn

Why Zscaler?

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.