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Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Position Summary:

The Internal Audit function is being established to provide assurance to the Rocket Lab Audit Committee and senior management that the control environment is adequately designed and effectively functions to provide reasonable assurance that internal control objective will be achieved. The candidate will initially assist management in creating a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliant environment, then establish and lead the Internal Audit function.

The Manager, Corporate Audit will manage the annual audit plan and internal and external Audit staff. The Manager oversees the planning, execution and reporting of audits. He/ she participates and/or monitors complex projects while evaluating the company’s risk areas with a heavy emphasis on providing Management with accurate, independent and timely recommendations regarding control weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. The Manager provides coaching and guidance to Audit Crewmembers on the various audits and provides proactive key input to the development and execution of the annual risk assessment process and the annual audit plan.

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What You’ll get to do:**

  • Oversees the planning, scheduling, execution and reporting of financial, operational and IT internal audits.
  • Determines audit scope, supervises test work, reviews audit work papers, prepares coaching notes and ensures notes are satisfactorily closed.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with all levels of the company (including Senior Leadership) in order to collaborate with them and assist them in achieving their goals.
  • Assists in developing the annual audit plan; manages the execution of the annual audit plan, and ensures that the department Manual (Corporate Audit Department Guidelines and Audit Processes) is followed.
  • Determines audit scope, supervises test work, reviews audit work papers, prepares coaching notes and ensures notes are satisfactorily closed.
  • Works with internal clients to ensure full understanding of the control environment.
  • Reviews the consolidated written documentation of all audit issues and discusses with client management during the closing meeting.
  • Assists in and contributes to the preparation of the quarterly Audit Department update for presentation to the Audit Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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You’ll Bring these Qualifications:**

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Management Information Systems and/or Computer Science.
  • CIA, CPA or CISA (or eligible and pursuing).
  • Five (5) years internal audit, business process consulting, public accounting experience and/or IT auditing.
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience.
  • Excellent concept of internal control; able to recognize significant control issues as well as the ability to recognize exposures in emerging situations.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal audit standards, accounting principles (GAAP), management principles and preferred business practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of ITGC’s as well as Knowledge of basic information technology controls, terminology, concepts and practices and Sarbanes-Oxley IT requirements per PCAOB standards.
  • Proficiency in systems development methodologies.
  • Strong skills with MS Office.

These Qualifications would be nice to have:  

  • Works independently under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical, organizational, negotiating and presentation skills; and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to effectively develop and maintain working relationships; interface with all levels of Management and external auditors.

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

United States, Long Beach, California

Posted 2 months ago

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