Consulting at a progressive technology company
Senior Manager, Internal Audit (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 6, 2018
A typical day at work involves attending meetings related to internal controls in business processes, planning audits with line manager, workpaper reviews (including guiding and mentoring) completed by staff. During the audits, we learn about the risks in the internal processes and identify key process owners as points of contact to address issues noted. The workplace culture is very collaborative. However, management may not be open to readily improve financial processes when audit findings are identified. Convincing management on re-engineering manual processes towards automation is the hardest part of the job. Internal Audit function cuts across various siloed departments and addresses business risks - such a cross-functional exposure keeps life interesting by making you think in a non-routine/auto-pilot manner. This is the most enjoyable part of the job.