• Locations
    • United States
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 8, 2021
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

This is a full-time position with flexibility to work from a US-based Sonos office or remotely from the following metropolitan areas: Santa Barbara, Seattle, or Boston.

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

As an Internal Audit Manager, you’ll continue to build out the Internal Audit function at Sonos, driving to deliver independent and objective assurance over Internal Controls. You will assess whether company policies and procedures are complied with, management systems and processes are effective, and business risks are managed. We work in partnership with the business by providing consultation on the development of control structure, sharing knowledge, and improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Internal Auditors are responsible for the coordination and execution of assigned audit engagements and other department activities under the direction of their direct supervisor and/or engagement manager.

The successful candidate will demonstrate drive, intelligence, maturity, and energy and will be a proven change leader. The candidate will possess a high degree of business acumen and must have a “real world” perspective in order to effectively interact with the global operating leaders. This challenging role will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead a variety of key internal audit reviews with light domestic and international travel.

What You’ll Do

  • Execute the fiscal year SOX Program:
  • Lead the update of assigned Risk Control Matrices (RCMs), process flows, narratives, and control walkthroughs
  • Collaborate with external auditors in the planning, execution, and status reporting of SOX program
  • Evaluate Sonos’ internal control environment and provide recommendations to ensure compliance with SOX and contribute to more efficient, cost-effective, and streamlined audits for Sonos’ external auditor
  • Track and report on the progress of SOX control deficiencies and observations identified during the fiscal year and monitor remediation according to prescribed deadlines with external audit firm and the Audit Committee
  • Provide coaching to the IA team on improving the clarity and robustness of SOX testing documentation
  • Lead and report on scheduled audit assignments as per the approved annual audit plan:
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of financial, compliance, and operational controls using your objectivity and independence as an outsider, your professional benchmarks, and the department’s methodical approach
  • Perform audit planning, execution, and reporting adhering to standards set by The Institute of Internal Auditors within the International Standards for the Professional Practices of Internal Auditing
  • Track and report on progress toward completion of action plans against audit observations on a quarterly basis
  • Act as engagement manager for assigned audits and/or investigations which entails supervising the designated engagement team on audits and reviewing their work. Ensure all duties are assigned to contribute to the successful completion of the engagement. Support and provide mentorship and guidance to direct reports including completing performance management and career development for those individuals.
  • Seek opportunities to provide counsel and education to the Sonos community through mechanisms such as workshops, committee participation, and consultation projects to enhance the company’s understanding of sound business practices to improve process quality, risk mitigation, objective achievement, and strengthening of the overall control environment.
  • Assist in executing the annual SOX and Enterprise risk assessment activities and developing the audit plan
  • Continuously seek to improve knowledge and skills related to the theories, methods, and principles of the profession of internal auditing and knowledge of the Corporate environment by:
  • Develop and deliver on objectives contained in the annual Audit Plan
  • Support and provide input on projects/standards/audit guides for Sonos processes and controls
  • Dedicate time to pursue a relevant professional certification(s) (CIA, CPA, or CISA) and/or complete the associated continuing education hours required to maintain good standing with any certification(s) and,
  • Contribute to the ongoing digitalization of internal audit by learning and applying data analysis and visualization tools

What You’ll Need

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience required, with strong preference for prior experience in public accounting and private industry, including at least 2 years engagement supervisory experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a business-related field of study, preferably Accounting
  • Demonstrated expertise of IIA Standards, US GAAP, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requirements
  • A designation, such as a CPA, CIA, CISA, or other relevant audit-related certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Big 4 experience, specifically with US public client exposure
  • Strategic thinker with solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including experience with Excel, Access, Tableau, or other tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research using various sources including FASB, IIA, AICPA, etc. and effectively communicate results in the form of discussion, presentation or technical memorandum
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent and diversified tasks, and manage project with tight deadlines