Internal Audit Manager

San Francisco /
Finance & Accounting – Accounting /
/ Hybrid
At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers, so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

We are seeking an Internal audit manager to support the Company’s effort to maintain our SOX program as a public company. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Internal Audit, you will have broad exposure to the operations of the Company and will interact with leaders across Finance, Legal, HR, Operations, Sales, Engineering and IT as well as our external auditors and advisors. This individual will be responsible for the in-house management of Ouster’s SOX compliance effort and Internal audit plan. You will take a lead role in planning, organizing, and executing the SOX testing program throughout the Company with guidance from the Head of Internal Audit. This role presents an excellent, long-term path for career development at Ouster, Ouster Internal Audit is committed to recruiting and developing great talent.

This person ideally possesses manufacturing industry experience, with a focus on end-to-end SOX compliance. The candidate must have strong technical knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies and remediation plans. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to effectively manage relationships with partners (external auditors, outsourcing partners, control owners), demonstrate proficient project management skills, superior communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.

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 .

Key responsibilities:

    • Plan, coordinate and execute all phases of IT SOX compliance.
    • Update the IT scoping and risk assessment.
    • Perform SOX documentation, including risk and controls matrices and process flowcharts, and evaluate controls as new systems are developed or processes change.
    • Review work papers of the IT SOX Team.
    • Work closely with the IT team for testing IT general controls and key reports to identify areas of risk and implement effective controls to mitigate those risks.
    • Manage the remediation of control deficiencies identified during SOX testing.
    • Stay up-to-date with changes in regulatory requirements and provide guidance to the company on potential impacts.
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including external auditors and business process owners, to ensure effective coordination and communication.

To thrive in this role, you have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
    • At least 7 years of experience in IT SOX compliance in a complex business environment. Experience related to:
    • SSAE 18 / SOC 1 / SOC 2
    • Sarbanes-Oxley and PCAOB requirements
    • IT risk assessment / operational IT audit
    • IT general controls and Key Reports
    • COBIT framework
    • PCI
    • Information security / cyber frameworks (ISO 27000, NIST, AICPA, etc.)
    • Strong understanding of financial reporting and internal control principles, as well as the COSO framework.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a team.
    • Relevant professional certifications, such as CPA, CIA or CISA, are a plus.
$130,000 - $160,000 a year
The base pay will be dependent on your skills, work experience, location, and qualifications. This role may also be eligible for equity & benefits.
We acknowledge the confidence gap at Ouster. You do not need to meet all of these
requirements to be the ideal candidate for this role.

At Ouster we offer a range of competitive benefits, as we believe in taking care of our employees in all aspects of their lives. Our newly renovated office, located in the Mission District of San Francisco, is a dog-friendly workplace with a kitchen stocked with snacks, fresh fruit and drinks, and a complimentary dinner catered nightly. Additional perks include 15 vacation days/10 paid holidays annually; paid parental leave; pre-tax commuter or health care/dependent care accounts; 401K match up to 4%; medical, vision and dental plans with premiums covered at 100% for the employee and 75% for dependents (Cigna or Kaiser); life insurance; and short term disability and long term disability. Ouster offers the best benefit options available because we consider the well-being of our employees a top priority.

Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.