Internal Audit IT Manager at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Finance

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future! QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device.

We are seeking an experienced Internal Audit IT Manager who can lead value-add IT SOX and operational audits, participate in the risk assessment process and build relationships with senior leaders across QuantumScape. This is a high- visibility opportunity where you can make measurable improvements throughout a dynamic company. The successful candidate will be able to dive deep into each audit area, apply broad technical knowledge, sound business judgment, and partner with key stakeholders. You must be able to understand complex business processes and system workflows, identify the full range of risks related to those processes and systems, and help guide business owners in defining best practices and effective value-added risk mitigation plans. You will be able to succinctly communicate complicated technical and operational issues in business terms. You must be comfortable performing as both an individual contributor and a teammate that can collaborate cross-functionally within QuantumScape. You must be a strong project manager who can manage the SOX program and end-to-end audit projects, often managing multiple projects at once. You are expected to stay abreast of business trends and emerging technology and understand the role of data analytics in a successful Internal Audit function. This position reports to the Senior Director of Internal Audit and is based in San Jose, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Manage annual planning processes including risk assessment and system scoping for the related business segments.

•Provide leadership with review and consultation of the IT controls and processes including those related to operating system software, networks, application software, database architecture, data integrity, security, contingency, system management procedures and business application access controls.

•Develop and execute integrated internal audit plan encompassing SOX IT and IT audits of operational and supporting functions, in accordance with departmental and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards.

•Coordinate management’s documentation of SOX processes and controls to ensure adequate design and identification of key and non-key controls for critical processes, including rationalizing and optimizing controls through automation.

•Coordinate and perform process/control walkthroughs and testing, both internally with process owners and externally with auditors to ensure committed timelines are met.

•Consult on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes and assess the impact of said changes on internal controls to ensure enhancement of current processes and controls.

•Develop strong, collaborative working relationships with stakeholders across all levels of the Company; maintain on-going and constant communications with stakeholders to discuss risks and compliance, make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, and create a framework to monitor management’s response and implementation of recommendations.

•Partner with our business functions to provide thought leadership and guidance to support their operational, regulatory and compliance obligations, including SOX.

•Help perform the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) audits for large implementations, currently SAP

•Drive the proper identification and mitigation of risks / processes / internal control gaps that have potential financial, operational technical, strategic, and compliance risk implications.

•Proven experience or demonstrated capability in risk management, quality and auditing principles, problem definition, root cause analysis, corrective action, and verification and validation approaches to corrective action.

•Knowledge of cyber security, privacy principles, and cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

•Drive the preparation of Audit Committee materials, executive level presentations and other management reports as assigned.

•Manage the SOX GRC tool

•Perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Accounting, Business, or other related degree is required

•CISA, CISM, CISSP, CPA, CIA highly desirable

•4 to7 years of IT audit experience in a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or global organization.

•Proven project management, organizational, analytical, and creative problem- solving skills

•Demonstrate a strong desire to creatively identify root causes and recommendations to minimize business risks and improve business processes and technologies

•Demonstrated capability to apply SOX documentation concepts, analyses and support toward firm-wide SOX compliance

•Strong understanding of internal controls and the COSO framework

•Ability to work in a dynamic environment experiencing rapid growth and change, with an ability to navigate and lead through ambiguity

•Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, initiative, and integrity

•Ability to gather, analyze, and articulate facts and to prepare and present concise, detailed, and clear oral and written reports

•IT General Controls auditing, IT Application Controls review, Business and IT process flows and improvement

•Strong knowledge of cyber/information security, IT operations, IT applications and IT infrastructure, including Cloud environments.

•Strong work ethic with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

•Experience with SAP and GRC module, access controls and process controls

•Accountable for Segregation of Duties program which spans across the organization. Influence and design SOD compliance roadmaps for a variety of SOX applications (with an emphasis on SAP). Drill down to investigate and remediate the issues, or, if appropriate, apply fully documented mitigating controls.

•Experience managing a SOX GRC tool

•Automotive or battery industry experience a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Internal Audit IT Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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