Business Operations Auditor at in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

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The Audit Organization is an independent and objective function that assists Salesforce to meet its goals through independent reviews and assessments. Specifically, the Audit Organization evaluates and provides recommendations to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of the company's processes, information systems, and underlying internal control environment. The Audit Organization also evaluates and assists in improving the effectiveness of the Company's risk management and governance processes. This function reports administratively to the President and Chief Legal Officer and directly to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Company's Board of Directors.

This role will have the opportunity to support audit activities for the Company's corporate back-office (e.g., Finance, Legal, Employee Success) functions, go-to-market/customer-facing functions (e.g., Sales, Support, Services), and acquisitions.

Successful candidates for the Auditor position will:

  • Support and conduct risk-based audits over business operations throughout the Company. This includes the ability to assess strategic, operational, financial, and compliance risks.

  • Be intellectually curious and passionate about internal audit, learning about new business processes, systems, and technologies and how to make them better, driven by "doing the right thing."

  • Have high adaptability and a strong growth mindset in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

  • Be a team-oriented individual who can effectively work at all levels within the organization, both within Audit and by collaborating with other 2nd line risk and compliance teams and 1st line business partner teams.


  • Support the Senior Auditor and Manager / Senior Manager on operational and integrated audit projects.

  • Support assurance audits, advisory projects, SOX compliance, and Mergers & Acquisition risk assessment and integration readiness activities.

  • Prepare high-quality audit workpapers documenting the test steps performed and the results and recommendations.

  • Deliver assigned audit tasks and other project tasks within required deadlines with a focus on quality and in adherence to global audit methodologies

  • Assist with planning, execute fieldwork, and support reporting throughout the audit life cycle.

  • Manage issue follow up and closure process for open Management Action plans, resulting from past audits

  • Individually and with the team, build relationships and work with process owners to understand and document their operations and the underlying internal control environment.

  • Develop an understanding of Salesforce's business model, processes, systems, underlying controls, and influence positive change in these areas.

  • Stay abreast of best practices, both internally and externally, and provide a conduit for introducing those practices to the Company.

  • Be a role model for the Company's values and demonstrate the highest ethical standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Internal Audit, SOX, Compliance, or Risk Assurance, ideally at a "Big 4" firm or other top-tier professional services company, and ability to demonstrate:

    • Understanding and experience with the audit life cycle

    • Understanding of audit best practices in the form of planning, fieldwork, and reporting

    • Experience working with business owners and teams in an audit capacity

    • Understanding of business processes related to technology companies

  • Strong understanding of financial audit and financial and operational internal control methodologies and terminology (e.g., COSO), as well as the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and Audit Standard 5, including documentation and testing

  • Proven technical understanding of financial accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP), and knowledge of and ability to research and apply guidance to a changing control environment

  • Highest level of ethics, independence, and professionalism

  • Excellent English language skills

  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills

  • Ability to work in a high-growth, fast-paced environment, often on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work with minimal day-to-day supervision

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong problem-solving capabilities

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to travel up to 10-20%

  • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools, such as Tableau

  • Experience auditing IT general controls

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