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Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital , G-Technology , SanDisk and WD brands.

Today s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It s You & Western Digital. Together, we re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

This position is reporting to the Director, Internal Audit and an integral player in building a strong, dynamic global internal audit function. This Senior Manager position will be a member of the Internal Audit extended leadership team and will be based in our offices.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, the Senior Manager will assist leading the finance & operational audit pillar, developing the overall Internal Audit function, and collaborating with the other internal audit pillars - IT audit, Channel audit, Data Analytics, and Audit Operations.

Day-to-day management and supervision of the finance & operational audit pillar including:

  • Assisting in performance of annual risk assessment of the business, development of an overall audit plan, and quarterly refreshes of the risk assessment and the audit plan
  • Implementing the internal audit plan, including ownership of multiple financial, operational, compliance, site, and cross functional audits across the global business
  • Assisting in executing and reviewing project risk assessments, planning, and scoping decisions on individual audit and consulting projects
  • Executing and reviewing controls documentation, testing approach, and fieldwork execution for individual audit and consulting projects
  • Assisting in executing and reviewing draft and final audit and consulting reports
  • Assisting in coordinating, planning, reviewing, and executing on Management s assessment of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  • Developing, cultivating, and growing relationships with key stakeholders across various business functional and operational areas
  • Assisting with coordinating and managing relationships with the external auditor
  • Developing, coaching, and mentoring staff, seniors, and managers in Internal Audit
  • Developing, delivering, and supporting career development and training for staff, seniors, and managers in Internal Audit
  • Assisting in the maturation of the data analytics function, including working to audit robotic process automations, application controls, and other IT dependent controls in close coordination with the data analytics and IT pillar teams
  • Assisting with continued development and refinement of strategy, structure, operations, and model for the global Internal Audit function as part of the Internal Audit extended leadership team

    • Work experience: 8+ years of progressive work experience with some US Public Company Internal Audit experience with global focus. Preference for experience with a large US Public Company in an internal audit position and background with a large public accounting firm.
    • Certification: CIA or CPA (or equivalent) professional certification required. Preference for additional certifications including CIA, CPA (or equivalent), CISA, or PMP.
    • Education: Bachelor s degree with focus on Accounting, Information Systems, or Finance required. Preference for a Master s degree.
    • Internal Audit Project Execution Skills: Risk assessment, testing, sampling, review, root cause identification, audit reporting, and consulting skills required. Preference for additional skills in other internal audit pillars.
    • Internal Audit Operations Execution Skills: Outstanding project, time, and resource management skills required.
    • Internal Audit Technical Skills: Ability to understand and analyze business process, internal control theory, COSO 2013, governance, and good knowledge of business best practices in finance & operational audit pillar required. Preference for prior industry knowledge and technical skills in data analytics or IT audit.
    • Internal Audit Soft Skills: Ability to apply oversight and judgment across a broad range of finance, operations, compliance, and cross functional areas, constructively managing and assisting with difficult conversations, excellent presentation skills, ability to assist in influencing and managing expectations of stakeholders, coaching and developing team members, relationship building, and business partnering skills required.
    • Travel: Ability and willingness to travel domestically in the US and internationally up to 25%.
      Additional Information

      Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

      Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

      Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Keywords: Western Digital, Milpitas , Senior Manager, Internal Audit, Executive , Milpitas, California

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