We’re looking for an Internal Audit Lead to join our team as a newly public company. You will partner closely with Finance, Business Technology, IT, Legal, People, and other cross-functional teams to influence & drive results for a wide array of business initiatives.

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Internal Audit Lead will help establish and build the internal audit function at Asana from the ground up. The Internal Audit Lead will contribute to the strategic planning, process innovation, and project management and delivery of assurance and advisory activities. In this role, you will support the Internal Audit team by providing direction and alignment on the SOX program, as well as the overall Internal Audit function. 

You possess experience in developing and executing risk assessment and leading audits of complex financial and operational systems. You demonstrate strong knowledge of audit, risk and compliance in the context of a growing, global company. You have strong SOX program management skills and experience in implementing and executing on a Year-1 SOX compliance program. You have the ability to understand complex business processes and system workflows, identify associated risks, and help guide business owners in defining best practices and effective value-added risk mitigation plans. 

This role will be responsible for helping, as needed, with other finance and accounting initiatives that go beyond performing internal audits.

You will be joining a world-class finance team that tracks and seeks to understand the factors driving our growth and success. We help our entire organization achieve our operational and financial goals while embodying our company values. We ensure our objectives are feasible and work closely with all teams to ensure they have the resources they need to achieve our ambitious mission-enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.

What you’ll achieve:

  • Support the development of audit strategy and implementation of internal audit processes and process improvements to include frameworks, methodologies, work products and quality assurance mechanisms for the team.
  • Participate in the execution of the enterprise risk assessments and development of the Internal Audit plan that is responsive to the financial, compliance and operational risks of the company.
  • Build, develop, and maintain strong and proactive business and operational relationships with business and technology partners across the company.
  • Participate in value-add assistance such as conducting risk assessments to support the company’s corporate strategies for pre- and post- activities. 
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure goal achievement. 
  • Drive and coordinate team efforts to execute the Internal Audit and SOX project plan.
  • Oversee an efficient and effective SOX 404 Compliance program, including planning, coordinating, testing, reporting, remediation, and driving project alignment within the team and key stakeholders (including IT owners, Business Process owners, consultants, and the external auditors).
  • Drive digitalization and automation of SOX project management, both in the configuration and the use of GRC tools.
  • Lead risk-based financial, compliance, operational and IT system audits, with a goal of maximizing company performance and control, and minimizing risk. 
  • Incorporate leading practices related to risk assessment, audit process development, utilization of automated audit tools, and data analytics. 
  • Serve as a subject matter advisor; champion risks and control considerations in support of digital finance and business transformation efforts. 
  • Assist with setting up and operationalizing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program. 
  • Present findings and recommendations to executive management to enable them to be knowledgeable about the state of the organization’s system of internal control and risk management process; prepare and present reports that reflect the audit results process. 
  • Lead special assignments and conduct ad hoc investigations as needed.
  • Conduct follow up audits where needed.

About you

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in Public Accounting and/or Internal Audit experience with a global company. Experience in a high growth, technology focused environment is strongly preferred.
  • CPA/CIA/CISA qualification with a Big 4 Public Accounting firm is strongly preferred.
  • Direct experience leading audits of complex SOX 404 programs, including financial controls, entity level controls and IT general controls.
  • Experience in implementing and executing on a Year-1 SOX compliance program is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated risk assessment and management skills.
  • Self-starter who will proactively set stretch goals, is organized and can problem solve in a complex environment.
  • Brings a collaborative, charismatic and humble personality style that has created commitment and enthusiasm throughout an organization. 
  • You are a problem solver and a forward thinker.
  • You have excellent time management and you know how to manage multiple priorities, breaking large projects into manageable pieces.
  • You have great communication skills, both verbal and written.

 

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About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world, from small businesses to large enterprises, rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns. For the past 5 years, we've been named a top workplace, including top 10 Great Place to Work Best Small & Medium Workplaces, #1 Fortune Best Workplace in the Bay Area for four years in a row, #8 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, #14 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, and one of Ireland's Best Workplaces. After spending more than a year physically distanced, we are safely and mindfully returning our global teams to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With offices all over the world, we are always looking for curious, collaborative, and mission-driven people to help us enable the world’s teams to work together effortlessly.

 

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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