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Internal Audit Manager

Department: Finance

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 5832

This is an exciting time to help us continue to build the Internal Audit function at Sonos! This role is driving to deliver independent and objective assurance over Internal Controls. You will assess whether company policies and procedures are complied with, management systems and processes are effective, and business risks are managed. We work in partnership with the business by providing consultation on the development of control structure, sharing knowledge, and improving efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Internal Auditors are responsible for the coordination and execution of assigned audit engagements and other department activities under the direction of their direct supervisor and/or engagement manager. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate drive, intelligence, maturity, and energy and will be a proven change leader. The candidate will possess a high degree of business acumen and must have a “real world” perspective in order to effectively interact with the global operating leaders. This challenging role will have the opportunity to participate in and/or lead a variety of key internal audit reviews with light international travel.
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • Execute the fiscal year SOX Program:
      • Lead the update of assigned Risk Control Matrices (RCMs), process flows, narratives, and control walkthroughs
      • Evaluate Sonos’ internal control environment and provide recommendations to ensure compliance with SOX and contribute to more efficient, cost-effective, and streamlined audits for Sonos’ external auditor
      • Track and report on the progress of SOX control deficiencies and observations identified during the fiscal year and monitor remediation according to prescribed deadlines with external audit firm and the Audit Committee
      • Provide coaching to the IA team on improving the clarity and robustness of SOX testing documentation
  • Lead and report on scheduled audit assignments as per the approved annual audit plan:
      • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of financial, compliance, and operational controls using your objectivity and independence as an outsider, your professional benchmarks, and the department’s methodical approach
      • Perform audit planning, execution, and reporting adhering to standards set by The Institute of Internal Auditors within the International Standards for the Professional Practices of Internal Auditing
      • Track and report on progress toward completion of action plans against audit observations on a quarterly basis 
  • Act as engagement manager for assigned audits and/or investigations which entails supervising the designated engagement team on audits and reviewing their work. Ensure all duties are assigned to contribute to the successful completion of the engagement. Support and provide mentorship and guidance to direct reports including completing performance management and career development for those individuals.
  • Seek opportunities to provide counsel and education to the Sonos community through mechanisms such as workshops, committee participation, and consultation projects to enhance the company’s understanding of sound business practices to improve process quality, risk mitigation, objective achievement, and strengthening of the overall control environment.
  • Continuously seek to improve knowledge and skills related to the theories, methods, and principles of the profession of internal auditing and knowledge of the Corporate environment by:
      • Develop and deliver on objectives contained in the annual Audit Plan
      • Support and provide input on projects/standards/audit guides for Sonos processes and controls
      • Dedicate time to pursue a relevant professional certification(s) (CIA, CPA, or CISA) and/or complete the associated continuing education hours required to maintain good standing with any certification(s), and
      • Act as a subject matter expert for designated processes
Skills You’ll Need
Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a business-related field of study, preferably Accounting
  • Demonstrated expertise of IIA Standards, US GAAP, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance requirements
  • Strategic thinker with solid analytical and problem-solving skills, including experience with Excel, Access, Tableau, or other tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research using various sources including FASB, IIA, AICPA, etc. and effectively communicate results in the form of discussion, presentation or technical memorandum
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent and diversified tasks, and manage project with tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum 6 years of experience required, with strong preference for prior experience in public accounting and private industry, including at least 4 years engagement supervisory experience
  • Preferred Big 4 experience, specifically with US public client exposure
  • A designation, such as a CPA, CIA, CISA, or other relevant audit-related certification
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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