Internal Audit and SOX – Managing Director

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  • New York, NY, USA
  • 2022-04-09
Well established, highly profitable boutique accounting and consulting firm offers an exceptional career opportunity for a Managing Director of SOX and Risk Management / Internal Audit Outsource Consulting services. Prefer candidates licensed as a CPA, CIA, or CISA with a minimum of ten years of U. S. based Big-4 or national CPA firm experience. The position can base in either NYC, Los Angeles or Orange County. We will sponsor extensions of H-1 and TN visas.
This practice is a great alternative to the rigors, politics, and excessive overtime inherent with the Big-4. We offer an entrepreneurial, consulting oriented environment with a variety of both Fortune 500 and closely held clients, in diverse industries. The firm offers, high salaries, monthly and annual bonuses, pracrice development bonuses,great benefits, flexible work schedules, and a reasonable work / life balance.
We are a technical advisory services firm that works with the top local talent on the most comprehensive and intriguing projects for discerning clients ranging from start-ups to closely held mid-market companies to large multi-national Fortune 1000 firms. Our reputation is built upon a foundation of professional excellence and trusted relationships and is recognized nationally for commitment to excellence. Employees value the open and honest environment, consistent focus on work life balance and an outstanding culture that is difficult to find anywhere else in the professional services industry. This unwavering attention to providing an exceptional work environment has enabled us to be recognized as a Great Place to Work® for three consecutive years, as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles and Orange County.
We are currently searching for a Director to join our high performing SOX team in either NYC, Orange County or Los Angeles. This position is currently remote but will return to our office in a hybrid (60% remote, 40% onsite split) structure later this year. The hybrid (remote/onsite) work environment will allow our people to continue working with the flexibility that they have grown accustomed to over the past year, while also continuing to provide onsite service to our fantastic clients when they reopen. There is local travel only.


    • Advise clients as an SME on complex SOX issues from initial implementation to partnering with clients through continued compliance.
    • Lead SOX compliance teams at mature public companies and build SOX compliance programs at pre-IPO and newer companies
    • Provide advice on related areas such as risk assessment preparation, entity level controls, fraud assessment, completion to scope planning, documentation of process flows, completion of process testing on behalf of management, deficiency assessments and remediation, as well as many more competencies based upon client-directed projects
    • Using multi-disciplinary strengths and expertise, provide engaging leadership to strategic advisory engagements for financial services and related industry clients
    • Ensure that projects exceed client’s expectations and that all projects are completed in a way that enhances our already mature role as a valued and trusted advisor
    • Ensure that teams are effective and provide thoughtful conflict resolution resources and tools as needed
    • Advise project teams and clients to develop process improvements and remediation plans which resolve identified deficiencies


    • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Finance or related
    • Minimum 9 years of experience in a Big-4 or national CPA or consulting firm with opportunities for increasing levels of job title and work complexity depending on years of experience overall
    • CPA preferred
    • CIA and/or CISA certifications preferred
    • Public accounting/advisory experience with an emphasis on risk and compliance consulting related to SOX
    • Exceptional people, project and client management skills gained by working in multiple, professional environments
    • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely – also able to assess situations and ensure responses are well suited to various business situations
    • Deep experience translating complicated issues into simple and easy to understand terms to guide clients and provide information
    • Desire to coach others, train and mentor and help the team build core competencies based upon every changing needs of clients, the business environment and the regulatory environment
    • Knowledge of best practices to identify issues before they can turn into a conflict, or to diffuse issues in order to build learning and development opportunities
    • Experience working in high pressure and fast paced environments using skills learned to manage resources to ensure that projects are achieved and well managed
    • Ability to adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines and scope of work
We offer an excellent base, bonus and incentive compensation package. The benefits package is designed to meet an employee’s needs regardless of the stage an employee is at including medical, dental, paid maternity and parental leave, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts for employees and dependents. We offer training that assists employees in reaching their career goals and, in addition to a regular paid time off policy, we also offer an extra five days off between Christmas and New Year holidays annually for firm-wide shut down. We believe in social interaction and networking and employees participate in unbelievable social events each summer and winter. The firm also supports employees offering an annual technology bonus, health and wellness bonus, monthly cell phone reimbursement, fully stocked kitchens with food, drink and snacks and much, much more.