Chief audit executives need advanced experience with financial and accounting applications, financial and operational controls, and with GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and COSO framework requirements. Professionals should have strong critical thinking, communication and technology skills. Candidates generally must have at least seven years’ experience in auditing, including in public accounting and industry. Firms seek individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, along with an MBA, and certifications such as a CIA or CPA. Travel is often required for this position. Depending on the organization, the title for this position also could be internal audit director or vice president of internal audit. Identifying, understanding and documenting processes and procedures surrounding internal controlsMonitoring and updating on a continual basis the assessment of the control environment, keeping abreast of significant control issues, trends and developmentsIdentifying and assessing the implementation of new controls as necessaryDeveloping test plans and coordinating the performance of management testing of internal controls required by Sarbanes-OxleyPreparing and updating a comprehensive risk-based audit plan for evaluating the effectiveness of controls in place to manage significant risk exposures, ensure the integrity and reliability of information and financial reporting, safeguard company assets, and comply with laws and regulationsIdentifying and designing anti-fraud criteria and controlsMonitoring and auditing the company’s compliance with established internal controlsEstablishing procedures and plans for conducting internal control auditsReporting findings to senior management and the company’s audit committeeCoordinating activities with external auditors to support their audit and review proceduresHiring, training and retaining internal audit staff Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your chief audit executive/vice president, internal audit/internal audit director recruitment needs.
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Salary for Chief Audit Executive/Vice President, Internal Audit/Internal Audit Director in Los Angeles, CA
$181,108 - $292,458
25th percentile
$181,108
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
$254,468
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
$292,458
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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