IT Internal Audit Lead

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This is an exciting time to come join Cree | Wolfspeed as we continue to expand our Internal Audit department.  We currently have an exciting opportunity for a motivated IT Internal Audit Lead to join our team.  The IT Internal Audit Lead will perform testing and review of internal controls to support financial reporting required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, lead risk-based IT internal audits and consulting engagements, drive department strategic initiatives, and coach and mentor less senior auditors and interns, among others.  

This role requires minimal travel to Cree | Wolfspeed subsidiary locations (5%) and offers remote work opportunities!

What can Cree | Wolfspeed do for you?  

  • Expand your internal audit and manufacturing skill-set to aid in your career growth. 

  • Potential upward or lateral mobility in a thriving organization. 

  • A chance to showcase acquired knowledge through your audit results and process improvement recommendations.  

  • High visibility in Cree | Wolfspeed’s business through interaction with all levels of management, employee base, and external auditors.

  • Provide opportunities to challenge yourself and have an extremely fulfilling career.

    What can you do for Cree | Wolfspeed?  

    You will support the IT Internal Audit Manager in driving SOX compliance throughout a complex decentralized operating company model.  You will partner with key stakeholders across our global business and provide support in establishing SOX processes and internal controls as we implement our new ERP system, SAP S4/HANA.

  • Assist with periodic risk assessments to identify significant accounts/processes/locations for the annual SOX compliance audit.

  • Assist with developing and maintaining the database of key IT internal controls over financial reporting.

  • Assist with providing training to management; training includes but is not limited to: process documentation, testing methodology, management review controls, and controls over IPE.

  • Coordinate IT SOX compliance program activities with the external auditors and provide them with direct assistance in specific areas.

  • Develop strong professional relationship with external auditors and process owners at in-scope audit locations.

  • Perform periodic walkthroughs and controls testing to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting at corporate level (such as financial controls, corporate tax controls, ELCs, and SOC controls).

  • Assist with control deficiency evaluation and aggregation analysis and ensure that appropriate management action plans are in place to remediate identified control deficiencies.

  • Assist with SOX readiness assessments and controls implementation for our new ERP, SAP S4/HANA.

  • Lead and/or perform internal audit planning and risk assessment activities and develop audit scopes, objectives, and work plans including the selection of appropriate audit tests, identification of key controls, utilization of data analytics, and other audit techniques.

  • Lead operational, financial, and compliance IT internal audits and special projects while ensuring quality and timeliness. 

  • Work effectively in a team environment to plan and perform audit procedures, including the presentation of findings, risks, and recommendations to business process owners and senior management.

  • Balance the dual role of independent, objective assurance provider and consultative business partner; guide continuous improvement on internal audit engagements. 

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of company policies and procedures and current developments in auditing and accounting professions.

    What you need for success: 

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in information systems, business, accounting, or related discipline.

  • CISA, CPA, CIA, CISSP and/or other relevant certifications.

  • At least 4 or 5 years of experience in a Big 4.

  • At least 2 years of experience leading IT audit engagements (experience leading an audit from planning to reporting or leading a project team which includes planning and managing project milestones).

  • Ability to complete projects with minimal supervision.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional report writing and presentation skills.

  • Exceptional organization, time management, and critical thinking skills. 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and due dates simultaneously.

  • Ability to operate within teams of different cultures.

  • Proficiency with Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Teams, and other applications.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP, US GAAS, COSO, The IIA Standards, NIST, ITIL, COBIT, and ISO.

    Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience working with ERP SAP.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (power query, pivot tables and macros).

  • Understanding of data analytics procedures/techniques. 

  • Technical and information security background.

  • Prior manufacturing experience. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply: https://cree.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EXT/job/Durham-NC/IT-Internal-Audit-Lead_21-351

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