Internal Audit Manager

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What Asana is looking for in applicants

We’re looking for an Internal Audit Manager to join our team as a newly public company. You will partner closely with Finance, Business Technology, IT, Legal, People, and other cross-functional teams to influence & drive results for a wide array of business initiatives. You will take a lead role in planning, organizing, and executing SOX audits throughout the Company with guidance from the Head of Internal Audit & SOX. 

You'll be responsible for assisting with managing all aspects of our SOX Compliance audit program, as well as participating in operational reviews and efforts to drive automation and digital transformation efficiencies. This person ideally possesses tech experience, with a focus on end-to-end SOX compliance and risk based analytics. The candidate must have knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies and remediation plans. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to effectively manage relationships with partners (external auditors, outsourcing partners, control owners), demonstrate proficient project management skills, superior communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.

This role will be responsible for helping, as needed, with other finance and accounting initiatives that go beyond performing internal audits.

You will be joining a world-class finance team that tracks and seeks to understand the factors driving our growth and success. We help our entire organization achieve our operational and financial goals while embodying our company values. We ensure our objectives are feasible and work closely with all teams to ensure they have the resources they need to achieve our ambitious mission-enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.


What you’ll achieve :

  • Take ownership of assigned process areas, which includes obtaining a comprehensive understanding of process activities and controls, as well as related company policies and external accounting and reporting guidelines
  • Update and review documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or process changes
  • Ensure clear, concise, actionable and practical observations and recommendations, with a well-documented process for communication and clearance
  • Collaborate with external and internal partners to facilitate the annual SOX testing plan and provide support to them to ensure timely and smooth completion 
  • Manage SOX testing and ensure testing results are appropriately documented and communicated, including detail review of outsourcing partners execution of SOX procedures
  • Ensure relevant teams have proper change management processes created for any updates or changes to controls
  • Manage and design risk-based operational audits, including manage timeline and resources
  • Identify business partner’s needs and opportunities for involvement
  • Manage special audit projects in an ad-hoc manner


About you

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; professional certification such as CPA, CIA, or CFE is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards
  • A minimum 5+ years of experience in a senior internal audit role; experience with similar internal audit roles in large organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards and business process best practices
  • Firm grasp of technical accounting and SOX methodologies (controls design, risk assessment, testing strategies, etc.) 
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills
  • A maintained knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices are always considered




About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.


We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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