Senior Internal Auditor

Finance New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis is a leading global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space every month. Ziff Davis sites, which feature trusted and comprehensive evaluations of the newest and hottest products, include,,,,,, eMedia, and   Ziff Davis B2B Focus, Inc. (“Ziff Davis B2B”) is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and of high-quality leads to IT vendors. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, an advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers, and and, leading providers of deals and discounts on tech products.

It’s an exciting time to join Ziff Davis!  We are seeking a Senior Auditor to join our New York team. This individual will report to the Internal Audit Manager and focus on partnering with Finance and business leadership to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls through the execution of the Sarbanes Oxley process, and other financial, operational and compliance audit projects.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively support and demonstrate Internal Audit’s vision to partner with management and ensure company objectives, goals and project requirements are attained.
  • Execute the phases of the Sarbanes Oxley process for financial controls, including planning, walk throughs / process design assessment, test plan development and testing.
  • Execute other audit projects as deemed necessary by internal audit management (e.g., financial, operational, compliance, special projects).
  • Produce detailed audit work papers that are re-performable to third parties (e.g., public accounting firms, compliance organizations).
  • Draft audit findings and recommended action plans for review with management that are clear, concise and measurable.
  • Partner with business leaders to develop and improve policies and procedures; assess processes and work flows for design gaps and operational inefficiencies.  
  • Consult on key IT projects and initiatives as needed to ensure the implementation of best practices and necessary internal controls.
  • Act as an ongoing resource to all employees for assistance with real time business questions and compliance matters.
  • Proven understanding of and/or ability to quickly learn complex audit areas (e.g., revenue recognition, capitalized software, business combinations).

Required Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience within internal audit and/or public accounting 
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CFE or in progress of obtaining such designations.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls.
  • Analytical thinker with a proven ability to work independently; candidate should be able to execute standard steps of the audit cycle with minimal manager supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to lead meetings and take command of audit areas assigned.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Understanding of audit methodology and the use of various tools, sampling, testing and documentation techniques.
  • Ability to travel 10 to 15% of the time

Additional Skills Considered a Plus:

  • Masters in Accounting or job relatable field; CISA or other designations not mentioned above that are job applicable.
  • Experience with auditing IT General Controls
  • Media industry experience
  • Experience using LogicGate audit/GRC software, NetSuite, Salesforce, Alteryx audit and analytics application
  • Experience conducting company-wide risk assessments (e.g., Fraud Risk, Enterprise Risk Management).
  • Ability to design audit tests that are executable on a real time or periodic basis through audit analytics software.