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Lead Auditor

Company: Marketo
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Our company
Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyone-from emerging artists to global brands-everything they need to design and deliver extraordinary digital experiences. We're passionate about empowering people to craft beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to building extraordinary employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.

Job Description
As a key team member of the Risk Advisory & Assurance Services ("RAAS") team at Adobe, the Lead Auditor will plan, perform and manage integrated audit engagements that address a mix of operational, financial, compliance, third-party and technology objectives. This position cultivates working relationships with corporate office and international management in an audit and consultative role for risk mitigation and internal controls management. The position is based in San Jose, CA and will report to the Director, Risk Advisory & Assurance Services.

The position requires deep knowledge and experience in financial and/or operational auditing for key business processes (order to cash, procure to pay, financial close, hire to pay, equity, etc.), with the ability to construct well-targeted audit reports within the context of business/industry operations/practices.


  • Lead global audit engagements including all aspects of defining audit objectives, planning, fieldwork and reporting.
  • Participate in risk assessment and planning meetings with internal management and scope audit engagements, while taking input from RAAS Senior Management.
  • Develop and build the audit program applying a top down, risk-based approach to assess strategic, operational, compliance and financial risks for key business and finance processes; utilize data analytics to aid in the planning and execution of the audit.
  • Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls of key processes, Adobe's international operations, general business processes, external regulatory (e.g. FCPA, SOX, Anti-Trust) and statutory requirements, and adherence to Corporate Policies and Practices.
  • Oversee and execute audit tests competently; evaluate the company's internal controls looking for both control gaps and opportunities to gain process efficiencies; identify internal control issues/exceptions and ensure they are well-defined, root causes analyzed and discussed and agreed with management.
  • Prepare reports/presentations and communicate review results to management along with process improvement recommendations.
  • Effect change by assisting business management to develop appropriate action plans to address audit observations.
  • Perform quarterly follow-up on outstanding management actions from past projects and ensure corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure overall quality and consistency of audit work, and adherence to department and professional standards for audits; document risk assessments, work papers, and audit findings in accordance with work paper documentation standards; and demonstrate proficient use of automated work papers and other department/company tools.
  • Continuously seek opportunities for audit process improvement.
  • Build a detailed and deep understanding of Adobe's core business and financial processes. Keep current and increase knowledge of company strategies, priorities, and business objectives.
  • Build effective working relationships with various Finance, Accounting & Operations groups (domestic and international); provide consulting and advisory services which are consistent with our role to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk and/or compliance functions.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to junior team members by sharing key insights and technical skills.
  • This position requires the willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) approximately 10-15%.

    • Bachelor's degree preferably in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent.
    • Professional certification such as CPA/CA, CIA, CISA or CFE is required.

      • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant audit experience in public accounting and/or operational audits
      • Experience in software industry is desirable with working knowledge of software revenue recognition.
      • Familiarity with fundamental IT concepts/ IT general controls (logical and physical access, change control, application controls, etc.) is desired.
      • Familiarity with SAP or other ERP system a plus.

        • Ability to cultivate and sustain strong business relationships at Senior Manager/Director/ VP levels in the organization.
        • Strong project management/organizational and planning skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
        • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills with the ability to comfortably communicate to all levels of management and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity in all interactions.
        • Ability to take direction, learn quickly, work independently, and maintain a level of professional skepticism.
        • Demonstrate basic research capabilities with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
        • Detail oriented and attention to accuracy.
        • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) with a general understanding of data analysis techniques.
        • Need to be a team-player with a self-motivated, dedicated, and positive can-do attitude.

          At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

          If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

          Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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