Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered more than 2,400 Roadsters to customers worldwide and received more than 13,000 reservations for Model S. Model S, the world's first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries to U.S. customers in June of this year and was named Motor Trend's prestigious 2013 Car of the Year.
The Director of Internal Audit will actively lead, manage and direct the day-to-day activities of the Internal Audit function. This will include the planning and execution of the company's annual Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, the design and execution of specific audit projects in line with the company's risk management strategies and the internal audit function's annual plan, as well as involvement in other corporate projects/initiatives. The position will report to the CFO and the Audit Committee.
- Perform all assigned duties in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
- Assist with the assessment of enterprise risk.
- Develop a flexible annual audit plan using dynamic risk-based methodology and submit that plan to the Audit Committee for review and approval.
- Evaluate the internal control environment and financial statement presentation compliance with GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley objectives.
- Plan and execute the company's SOX program and work with business process and IT owners on testing and remediation activities.
- Interface with the external auditors to coordinate SOX activities as well as optimize the level of reliance that the external auditors can benefit from.
- Design and lead internal audits throughout the company on identified financial/operational areas and effectively report on results.
- Identify areas/processes for improvement including a review of the efficiency with which resources are employed, and propose recommendations as appropriate.
- Stays current on the business and collaborates with business partners on risk identification and business process/systems design.
- Develop the Internal Audit Charter.
- Review, approve and manage progress against audit work plans, ensure internal quality control and provide flexible alternatives in order to manage multiple on-going work tasks.
- Monitor the audit report issuance cycle to ensure conformity with the Internal Audit Charter guidelines.
- Prepare reports and make presentations to various management levels concerning the internal audit program.
- Organize, prepare and present proposals, analytical assessments and other special projects.
- Maintain current knowledge of audit techniques and principles.
- Possesses strong technical accounting base to complement audit skills.
- Assist with developing annual resource forecasts and manages resource allocations and approval of travel expenses and projects.
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance or accounting.
- Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, or advanced degree required.
- A minimum of 15 years relevant auditing experience, experience working in a publicly traded company, and experience working with external auditors is required.
- Hands-on SOX implementation experience.
- Strong computer skills as well as knowledge of and experience with IT systems and controls
- Excellent communication and project management skills are required.
- Demonstrate an ability to build relationships and work as a team player.
- Experience in implementing programs to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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