Executive Director, Audit & Compliance

Legal Newport Beach, CA


Evolus is a performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products. We are seeking an experienced, collaborative Executive Director, Audit & Compliance. Reporting to the General Counsel and the Chair of the Audit Committee, this position is a unique opportunity to lead and shape the internal audit function in a fast-paced, innovative environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing our company's audit and control activities, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (‘SOX”), and providing strategic direction for internal audit initiatives. 
Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities of the role:
  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive, risk-based financial, operational and IT systems audit program, with a goal of both maximizing company performance and control, while minimizing risk. The plan must reflect a thorough understanding of the company's business and operations, as well as the changing regulatory environment and its impact on corporate governance and internal controls.
  • Identify, understand, and document processes and procedures surrounding internal controls. Continually monitor and update the assessment of the control environment, keeping abreast of significant control issues, trends and developments.
  • Develop test plans and coordinate the performance of management testing of internal controls required by Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and mitigate risks, improve controls, and optimize operational efficiency.
  • Deliver strong and efficient internal control testing while closely collaborating with external auditors, SOX team, control owners and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advisory support to further strengthen the internal control environment.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the company's business operations, systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Present audit findings and recommendations to senior management and the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors, and ensure the timely implementation of corrective actions.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and accountability within the audit team and across the organization.  Continue to evolve the scope and perspective of audit so that it aligns with cross-functional business processes, rather than solely around discrete functions or businesses.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging risks, and regulatory changes that may impact the company's audit activities.
  • Be a change catalyst with the ability to drive process improvements through strategic influence.
  • Serve as the company's primary liaison with external auditors, regulators, and other stakeholders on internal controls related matters.
Skills and Qualifications Required for this Dynamic Team Member:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field required.  
  •  Certified public accountant (CPA), certified internal auditor (CIA) and MBA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in internal audit, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience operating in an international organization
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures and principles sufficient to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply them in innovative ways. Skills and knowledge must include an extensive understanding of financial, operational, market and credit risk. Possess expert knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards in the US (GAAS).
  • Extensive knowledge and practical application of the concept and practice of self-auditing institutions, as in the COSO framework and control self-assessment approach for the review of reliable financial reporting, operational efficiency and compliance. 
  • Proven track record in developing and executing audit strategies.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter capable of self-direction possessing strong initiative as well as solid business judgment.
  • The candidate must be resourceful and strategic and possess excellent analytical abilities.
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity, and a commitment to corporate governance.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

A Few Other Items Worth Mentioning:

  • Office location – Newport Beach, CA (Hybrid onsite Tuesday - Thursday)
  • This position reports directly to the General Counsel
  • Some travel may be required
Compensation & Total Rewards
The expected pay range for this position is $227,000 – $296,000.  Your actual base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on a number of considerations including but not limited to role relevant knowledge and skills, experience, education, certifications, and more.
We offer more than just a paycheck, and your base salary is just the start! Stay happy and healthy with our competitive suite of medical, dental and vision benefits to help you feel your best and be your best. We also provide those benefits you shouldn’t have to worry about, from employer covered life insurance to short-term disability. Take advantage of the 401k match offered by Evolus and let us invest in your future. You may also be eligible for new hire equity and long-term incentives in the form of RSUs, stock options, and/or discretionary bonuses.  We offer mental health and wellbeing resources for you to develop skills to find your calm, boost your confidence, and show up as your best self in work and life. Travel or relax and come back feeling refreshed with our flexible paid time off program for exempt employees and a paid time off accrual plan for non-exempt employees.  Did we mention the holiday soft closure between the Christmas and New Years holidays? We have that, too.  Additional perks include regularly catered team meals at our Evolus Headquarters, a fully stocked kitchen (Kombucha & Coffee included), and the opportunity to join an organization where our values of Grit, Impact, Fun, and Transparency are displayed daily.
Evolus takes pride in being a company on the forefront of innovation, while being committed to conducting its business with the highest degrees of integrity, professionalism, and social responsibility.  We are also committed to complying with all laws and regulations that apply to our business. Employee welfare is no different. Here at Evolus, we don’t just work together, we’ve built a culture of inclusion! Because of this, you’ll find yourself immersed in an environment that not only promotes respect, collaboration and team building, but a diverse community. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Join our team and see for yourself! EOE M/F/D/V. For more information, please visit our website at www.evolus.com.