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 design, implement and maintain our SOX program as a new public company, as well as setting up an operational Internal audit program. Reporting to the Head 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 initially be working and managing the external advisors to design and implement the program, but will eventually 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 technology sector experience, with a focus on end-to-end SOX compliance. 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 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:

    • Take ownership of assigned process areas, which includes obtaining a comprehensive understanding of process activities and controls, as well as related company policies and external accounting and reporting guidelines.
    • Manage SOX testing and ensure testing results are appropriately documented and communicated, including detail review of outsourcing partners execution of SOX procedures.
    • Update and review documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or process changes.
    • Ensure clear, concise, actionable and practical observations and recommendations, with a well-documented process for communication and clearance.
    • Collaborate with external (Co-source provider) and internal partners to facilitate the annual SOX testing plan and provide support to them to ensure timely and smooth completion.
    • Ensure relevant teams have proper change management processes created for any updates or changes to controls.
    • Manage and design risk-based operational audits, including manage timeline and resources.
    • Identify business partner’s needs and opportunities for involvement.
    • Manage special audit projects in an ad-hoc manner

To thrive in this role, you have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; or Information systems, and a professional certification such as CPA, CIA, or CIA.
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing SOX testing program, and testing of business process and IT general controls
    • Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards.
    • Demonstrated experience of leading Internal audit projects focussed on operational, product and compliance risks.
    • A minimum 7+ years of experience in a senior internal audit role; experience with similar internal audit roles in large organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards and business process best practices.
    • Firm grasp of technical accounting and SOX methodologies (controls design, risk assessment, testing strategies, etc.).
    • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills.
    • Knowledge and experience of using data analytics and automation tools is a plus.
    • A maintained knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices are always considered
$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.