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Internal Audit Director

Company: WD-40 Company (UK)
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

This highly visible role requires a hands on an inclusive technical leader to expand WD-40 Company's global audit program . This role is ideal for a creative thinker who is able to identify audit and assurance programs that reach beyond SOX and span across supply chain, I.T., brand, and ESG . If you enjoy applying your business acumen to the examination of process and celebrate living our value of making it better than it is today, please apply. This role will be accountable for coaching of one direct report. Most critically, this role require s the ability to lead through collaboration and influence rather than authority because , quite simply, that's the way we do things at WD-40 Company . Another nuance of this role is the need to engage your effective communication skills and passion for process perfection to collect, investigate, and communicate audit processes for our soon-to-be -launched new ERP program (D365) . In other words, you and the audit manager will need to re-create new audit processes and standards for our new way of working and reporting data. We expect the successful candidate will be located in Southern California . I nternational travel is anticipated at approximately 10-15% . What You'll Be Doing Y ou will be responsible for assisting the Audit Committee and leadership team in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities by providing risk based and objective assurance and reporting across all functions . With the direction and support of the CFO, you will design and implement a comprehensive worldwide internal audit program . Your technical and leadership expertise will evaluate, monitor and ensure audit compliance and reporting assurance.

  • Report directly to the audit committee and work directly with the audit committee chair to execute internal audit activities in compliance with the Audit Committee approved Internal Audit charter.
  • Acts as senior-most, independent, internal control advisor to the CEO and CFO (Chief Audit Executive) and leads the strategic direction of the internal audit function for the company.
  • Responsible for preparing and implementing a strategic risk-based audit and assurance plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the Company.
  • Directs a comprehensive internal audit program in coordination with the CEO, CFO and Audit Committee Chair to ensure compliance with Company policies, GAAP, COSO, statutes and regulations.
  • Issue all Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management.
  • Meet quarterly with the Audit Committee to report the status of Internal Audit's ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform the committee of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a "thought leader" with respect to risk management and internal control best practices.
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.
  • Leads continuous and proactive review, identification, and assessment of emerging control risks and implementation of mitigation strategies in accordance with an enterprise audit/control framework.
  • Disseminates, educates, and shares knowledge on best practices to senior management, Audit Committee and throughout the organization. Provides ad-hoc advice to support achievement of compliance.
  • Actively participate in executive management meetings and/or committees to ensure that Internal Audit is well-informed of key business developments that could have an impact on audit priorities and/or plans.
  • Designs and implements cost-saving initiatives to eliminate redundant or inefficient procedures, where necessary, and promotes continuous improvement. Provides insight into all issues, trends and opportunities that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversees relationship management with external auditors.
  • When necessary, carries out investigations of alleged financial mismanagement, loss of assets or other irregularities.
  • Provides independent assurance, evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of SOX internal controls in responding to risks within the organization's governance, operations, and information systems. What You'll Bring To The Role
    • Bachelor' degree, with major in accounting, finance, business, technology, or other relevant field, preferred. Or, 20+ years of relevant experience in lieu of formal education
    • MBA or MS, preferred
    • Professional Certification, CIA, CPA, CFE or CISA, preferred. Total Rewards $145,000 - $160,000 / base salary plus 10% - 15% profit-sharing contribution to your retirement account in addition to the base salary . Salary is determined by multiple factors including but not limited to relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and alignment with market data.
      • Medical insurance, 80-95% company-paid premium
      • Dental and vision insurance
      • 401K match
      • Short-day Fridays
      • Vacation At WD-40 Company, we believe that purpose-driven, passionate people guided by our values create amazing outcomes. Our "why" is refreshingly simple - we exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. Why You Should Apply
        • Learning-based culture that supports the growth and development of all tribe members
        • Strong values aligned culture whose #1 strategic driver is to build a business for the future that we will be proud to hand down to the next generation
        • Over 93.3% employee engagement as of January 2022 global employee survey
        • A culture where 93% of the tribe report experience a sense of belonging
        • Voted Most Democratic Workplace and certified WorldBlu Freedom Centered Workplace Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do: We live, breathe, and play by our values every day. At WD-40 Company we foster a culture of inclusion where all individuals are recognized, valued, respected, and experience a sense of belonging. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to individual characteristics that make us unique such as our backgrounds, experiences, qualities, talents, traits, beliefs, and preferences.

Keywords: WD-40 Company (UK), San Diego , Internal Audit Director, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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