Internal Audit Senior

Audit Santry, Dublin


Position at j2 Cloud Services

We are seeking an Internal Audit Senior to join our growing internal audit team in Dublin. This individual will report to the Associate Director of Internal Audit Cloud Services based in Hollywood California and will primarily focus on testing of the effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”) through the execution of the Sarbanes Oxley process.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Associate Director of Internal Audit with executing all phases of the Sarbanes Oxley process for ICFR, including planning, control testing and deficiency reporting.
  • Audit business units and perform accounting activities to evaluate potential gaps in compliance with internal controls.
  • Plan and execute other audit projects as deemed necessary by the Associate Director of Internal Audit and management (e.g., operational, compliance, special projects).
  • Produce detailed audit work papers that are re-performable by third parties (e.g., public accounting firms, compliance organizations).
  • Develop control narratives for newly acquired business units.
  • 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 and improve efficiency of business processes.
  • Act as an ongoing resource to all employees for assistance with real time business questions and compliance matters.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or related field is required.
  • Chartered Accountant, CIA or similar is required.
  • Minimum of six years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with internal control concepts, including executing SOX assessments.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in managing internal audit projects and reporting on the evaluation of business processes/areas/functions.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding relevant regulations (GAAP, SOX, etc.).
  • Experience conducting IT General Controls Audit work at a high level.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to perform multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise internal audit reports, summarize audit findings and align comprehensive management action plans with the process owner.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing neat, concise, appropriately referenced work papers to document test procedures performed and conclusion drawn.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • Ability to travel 5-10% of the time.

Additional Skills Considered a Plus:

  • Big 4 accounting firm experience.
  • Experience conducting company-wide risk assessments (e.g., Fraud Risk, Enterprise Risk Management) and engagement level risk assessments.
  • Past involvement in the implementation of Internal Audit Management Software tools and applications such as ACL, Alteryx, etc.
  • Experience providing value-add recommendations to management to improve the control environment, increase operational effectiveness, or improve quality of products and services provided by the Company.
  • Experience supporting the audit function within the company as a subject matter expert in terms of coordination between Internal Audit and the business.
  • Direct involvement in tracking and assessing implementation of corrective actions by management.
  • Coordinating with business process owners to complete key controls testing in accordance with annual SOX Audit Plan in a timely manner.
  • Working with business process owners to assess and evaluate action plans for control deficiencies to ensure deficiencies are satisfactorily remediated.
  • Evaluating controls for implementation and effectiveness as new systems are developed and/or key business process changes.
  • Performance of annual walk-throughs of key business processes with business owners and external auditors to assess adequacy of control design and effectiveness.
  • Independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Execution of an annual SOX assessment review, including process walkthroughs, testing, roll-forwards, and reporting.
  • Update/validate/maintain SOX narratives documentation and work papers including risk and control matrices (RCMs), test of controls, spreadsheets and electronic audit evidence.