Director - Controls & Compliance (Santa Monica, CA)

  • Santa Monica
  • Confidential
  • 9-16 years
  • 27 Mar 2015

  • Compliance/ Regulatory, Audit and Assurance

  • IT/ Technology - Software/ Services
Job Description


Oversee the financial, business and IT control environments at Cornerstone OnDemand
Lead management's Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404, financial and IT compliance efforts and annual audit plan
Develop SOX risk assessment, scoping, documentation and testing programs in support of management's certification and in accordance to IIA, COSO and COBIT professional audit standards
Manage financial system integrations, implementations and provide guidance on best IT and security controls practices
Prepare timely audit reports for executive management, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors
Perform audit review procedures to verify that controls are operating effectively through continuous testing and recommend and monitor corrective action plans
Coordinate work with Operations, Process Owners and Department Heads
Provide advice on the design of internal controls, policies and procedures
Participate in process improvement projects
Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to internal CSOD policies
Act as primary liaison for SOX 404 external auditors' assessment. Contributes, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor
Research new or technical subjects when required to support audits
Provide feedback on performance of team members

Required Skills and Experience

Degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Systems and/or Business Administration
9+ years of business experience in the areas of internal audit consulting, internal controls assessment, and/or SOX 404 evaluation and testing
Experience leading internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and anti-fraud and ethics projects for leading publicly traded, Technology and/or SaaS companies. Big 4 or public company experience preferred.
Strong IT knowledge including data security ,software and Cloud computing
Experience in complex system implementations and integrations
Understanding of System Development Lifecycle ("SDLC") and IT General Controls ("ITGC")
Executive presence and good communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to provide guidance to audit team peers and Management on audit and control issues
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects
Extremely detailed-oriented but able to quickly grasp the big picture
Must be able to work independently and be a team player
Experience with NetSuite is a HUGE plus

Technical Skills

CIA and/or CISA; preference to candidates with CPA certification
Institute of Internal Auditors ("IIA") and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") standards
Corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX 404") regulations and requirements
System Development Lifecycle ("SDLC") and IT General Control ("ITGC") compliance requirements
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Visio and MS Project