Associate Director - SOX - Internal Controls Advisory

Orange County - Irvine, CA
Full-Time /
CNM LLP is a technical advisory services firm that works with the top local talent on the most comprehensive and intriguing projects for discerning clients ranging from start-ups to closely held mid-market companies to large multi-national Fortune 1000 firms. The CNM reputation is built upon a foundation of professional excellence and trusted relationships and is recognized nationally for commitment to excellence. Employees value the open and honest environment, consistent focus on work life balance and an outstanding culture that is difficult to find anywhere else in the professional services industry. This unwavering attention to providing an exceptional work environment has enabled CNM to be recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” for the fourth consecutive year and named as one of Inc. 5000’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies.” 

We are currently searching for a Associate Director to join our high performing SOX team in Irvine. We offer a hybrid (remote/onsite) work environment that allows you to continue working with the flexibility that you have grown accustomed to over the past year, while also continuing to provide onsite service to our fantastic clients. There is local travel throughout Orange County only.


    • Manage projects to enhance CNM’s role as a valued and trusted advisor with each client
    • Actively manage processes and people to ensure project progress and efficiency, all the time ensuring work life balance at all levels, preserving our excellent employee focused culture and ensuring that team is always engaged and motivated
    • Provide guidance as Subject Matter Experts (SME) on complex Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) related issues, from initial implementation to continued compliance 
    • Manage all components of a project including: risk assessment preparation, entity-level controls, fraud assessment, completion to scope planning, documentation of process flows, completion of process testing on behalf of management, deficiency assessments, and remediation, and other related tasks
    • Build, manage and guide one to several individual high performing project teams in scheduling, reviewing workpapers and acting as a primary point of contact between our teams and our valued clients
    • Ensure all engagements are managed effectively from start to finish while exceeding our client's expectations
    • Ensure that process narratives are detailed and accurate
    • Identify key controls and derive conclusions pertaining to design and operating effectiveness of key controls
    • Produce quality deliverables focused on efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness
    • Proactively improve technical and project management skills by seeking on the job feedback
    • Provide opportunities for team advancement and growth, by providing thoughtful and relevant performance evaluations for all team members
    • Support continuous learning environment by participating in monthly CPE and SME training and encouraging team to participate as well
    • Effectively respond to client needs while balancing competing priorities to ensure minimal client disruptions


    • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Finance or related 
    • CPA required or ability to achieve CPA certification within 12 months (CNM provides extensive resources including time and support to enable our team to learn and grow and obtain professional certifications); CIA is preferred
    • Approximately 7 years of public accounting / advisory experience with an emphasis on risk and compliance consulting related to Sarbanes-Oxley
    • Strong people, project and client management skills
    • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt communication and responses as needed based on each situation  
    • Translate complex issues into simple and easy to understand terms 
    • Innovative thinker with strong analytical skills, sound interpretation of complex subject matter, ability to generate meaningful insights and develop pragmatic solutions
    • Delegate responsibility and coach others to develop their capabilities
    • Resolve conflicts and use them as learning and development opportunities
    • Execute and operate in high-pressure and fast-paced environments
    • Quickly adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines and scope of work

Pay and Benefits

    • 40-50 hour work week
    • Training events to ensure CPE compliance
    • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
    • 401(k) match
    • PTO: 15 days accrued per year            
    • Company paid holidays, including company shutdown the week between Christmas and New Years
    • Various opportunities for peer engagement: quarterly huddles, happy hours, summer and a holiday party
    • $80 monthly mobile reimbursement
    • Reimbursement allowances: flex, technology, health and wellness and personal development
    • Fully stocked kitchen
    • Base Pay $140,000-$162,000
    • Overtime Bonus and Performance bonus in addition to the base pay
CNM LLP offers an excellent base, bonus and incentive compensation package. The benefits package is designed to meet an employee’s needs regardless of the stage an employee is at including medical, dental, paid maternity and parental leave, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts for employees and dependents.  We offer training that assists employees in reaching their career goals and, in addition to a regular paid time off policy, we also offer an extra five days off between Christmas and New Year holidays annually for firm-wide shut down. 

Please note: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.