Senior Manager – Internal Audit

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


We are looking for a SOX expert that will own the internal audit function.  This person will need excellent interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with other departments and communicate results with management.  In addition to maintaining our current internal control structure and documentation, this person will also be responsible for suggesting and implementing improvements to the existing SOX program. 

Pay range is $120,000 - $175,000

Please note the pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but other factors such as an individual’s education, location, meeting the minimum job requirements for the role, training, and experience, will determine the final salary for potential new hires.


  • Own ICFR/SOX approach for the enterprise (planning, scoping, risk assessment, control standardization and rationalization)
  • Develop and communicate program objectives, program updates and testing results both verbally and in writing to leadership and other partners
  • Assess processes, risks, and controls to identify control gaps and improvement opportunities
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with business groups and help address internal control related issues
  • Work with control owners to identify, design and conduct the management assessment of internal controls; provide guidance to management around improvements to control design, where applicable
  • Facilitate regular control walk-throughs and liaison between Accounting & Finance management / business teams on internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Perform tests of design and operating effectiveness
  • Analyze and review SOX issues, including root cause analysis, control failure identification, recommendations of any deficiencies, assess deficiencies and remediation plans
  • Provide advice on related areas such as risk assessment and scoping, entity level controls, fraud assessment, internal control design and operating effectiveness, recommendations for ineffective controls, management action plans, and deficiency assessments
  • Consult with stakeholders to assess the impact of change to internal controls and provide standard process guidance on new initiatives, which may include system implementations, accounting policy changes, divestitures, or acquisitions
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key Internal Audit stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Coordinate collection and review of SOC 1 reports, including the assessment of complementary User Entity Controls and exceptions reported
  • Stay abreast of changes in regulations to ensure timely compliance
  • Coordinate with third-party advisor for audit program, testing and remediation of IT general controls
  • Support external audit by providing internal audit documentation and other relevant materials to external auditors, as requested
  • Perform other ad hoc requests or special projects, as needed


  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with at least 3 in internal audit or SOX compliance
  • Big 4 or national accounting firm experience is highly preferred
  • CPA (or CPA eligible) and/or CIA required
  • Strong understanding of business processes and related controls
  • Experience with Retail Industry preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental auditing principles, auditing standards, COSO framework, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements required
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills (oral and written) are required due to the interaction with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate level understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while adhering to strict deadlines