Internal Audit - Experienced Senior

Finance & Accounting – Finance /
Full-time /
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 Experienced Senior to support the Company’s Internal audit function and SOX program. Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, 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 assist with  the in-house management of Ouster’s SOX compliance effort and Internal audit plan. You participate in planning, organizing, and executing the SOX testing program throughout the Company with guidance from the Manager of Internal Audit as well as 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 or technology industry experience, with a focus on end-to-end SOX compliance and controls testing. The candidate must have 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 coordinate with partners (external auditors, outsourcing partners, control owners), demonstrate superior communication (written and oral) and organizational skills. Experience of working on IT controls is an added advantage.

You will be joining a world-class Internal audit 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:

    • Evaluate existing SOX controls and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Perform SOX/operational audit testing and maintain high quality testing documentation 
    • Work closely with the stakeholders to identify areas of risk and implement effective controls to mitigate those risks.
    • Providing recommendations and supporting management with remediation of control deficiencies with relevant control owners 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.
    • Lead and execute internal audit engagements from planning to reporting phases, ensuring compliance with audit standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Conduct risk assessments and identify key areas for audit focus, including financial, operational, and compliance risks.
    • Analyze data and perform testing to evaluate the accuracy and integrity of financial information and operational processes.
    • Document audit findings, develop clear and concise audit reports, and present findings to management in a professional manner.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business processes, identify control gaps, and recommend practical solutions.
    • Stay informed of industry trends, emerging risks, and best practices in internal audit, and apply this knowledge to enhance audit processes and methodologies.
    • Manage day to day documentation and work papers in Ouster’s audit management software.

To thrive in this role, you have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
    • At least 5 years of experience in accounting, finance, or audit, with a focus on SOX compliance and Internal audit in a complex business environment.
    • Experience with ERP, such as NetSuite, system and control SOD analysis, Fraud risk assessment.
    • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of financial reporting and internal control principles, internal audit approach and methodology, as well as the COSO framework.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Experience working with external auditors and managing SOX audits.
    • Relevant professional certifications, such as CA, CPA ,CIA, or CISA are a plus.
    • Skills in data analytics, query, scripts are a plus
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.

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.