, Inc Vice President, Global Internal Audit in San Francisco, California

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The global Internal Audit organization at Salesforce is an independent and objective function that helps protect the company and Salesforce’s #1 value of Trust. Working with both management and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, the Internal Audit organization assesses risks, reviews strategy, performs audits, testing and other activities to assist with the reduction of risks across the company and to enable the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of the company’s processes, information systems, and underlying internal control environment.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and SOX Compliance, the Vice President of Internal Audit owns the development of the strategy, people, processes and technology to enable the achievement of the vision for the global Internal Audit organization. Given the rapid growth in the business and historical acquisitive environment, Salesforce is looking for a proven leader who has led the global audit organization at a significant public company operating at scale, is adept at change management and navigating successfully in a continuously evolving environment. The right leader will enable the Internal Audit organization to continue to protect the company, help improve the business and enable the team to scale to support Salesforce as a Fortune 100 company.


  • Build, lead and manage a high performing, world class Internal Audit function.

  • Partner with executive leadership and other stakeholders on the development and implementation of a strategy that enables the Internal Audit organization to continue to protect Salesforce’s #1 value of Trust, improve the business and scale with the growth of the company to a Fortune 100.

  • Partner with executive leadership, Enterprise Risk Management and other functions to coordinate and align on an understanding of the highest risks across the company and the development of an internal audit plan that is approved by management and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board.

  • Direct and manage a global Internal Audit organization to achieve the objectives of the approved audit plan, including the planning of audits and projects, oversight of staff, execution of fieldwork, reporting of audit results and monitoring of agreed-upon management action plans (MAPs).

  • Ensure that audit activities include the audits of processes and information systems to confirm the Company’s assets are safeguarded, risks are appropriately mitigated, compliance with underlying policies, procedures, contracts and external regulations and the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.

  • Establish and enhance the audit approach, internal audit processes, policies and procedures that achieve organizational objectives and that are in line with regulatory and external audit requirements and best practices.

  • Drive the development of and execute against risk-based audit work programs that clearly define the objective and scope of each audit, employing critical thinking and appropriate testing methodologies.

  • Establish and maintain professional expectations and ensure that all audits are conducted with a proper balance of objectivity and a constructive contribution of ideas to improve controls, efficiency in the business process, and profitability.

  • Work closely with Senior Vice President, Internal Audit & SOX Compliance and global Internal Audit team in the preparation of dashboards, KPIs, organizational reports, quarterly business reporting, external auditor reporting and reporting for the Audit and Finance committee of the Board.

  • Lead, coach, recruit and inspire a professional Internal Audit staff that meets the knowledge, skills, experience and professional certification requirements for current, as well as future organizational needs.

  • Proactively manage the budget for the Internal Audit organization and provide periodic updates on staffing, budgets and budget-to-actual analysis.

  • Deliver on the objectives of the Internal Audit organization’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP), including a periodic external quality assessment to confirm the Internal Audit organization meets the requirements of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

  • Implement improvements related to QAIP results, along with other improvements from external assessments, benchmarking and other leading practice insights against internal audit organizations at mature public companies.

  • Partner with other internal compliance functions (SOX, Compliance Readiness & Advisory, Legal, etc) and external auditors to ensure the proper coordination of Internal Audit activities with other company internal control activities and the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities.

  • Leverage and manage the use of qualified external providers to assist in the delivery of Internal Audit projects, as needed.

  • Establish effective professional relationships with the audit function, internal clients, the external auditors and other third parties.

  • Develop and maintain a deep professional network to identify emerging best practices, new regulations, trends, methodologies, tools & technologies to accelerate continuous improvement in the Internal Audit function.

  • Leverage Salesforce products and other technologies including its GRC tool, data analytics, robotics, process mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence, etc.

  • Assist with investigations as needed, under the direction of Legal.

Experience / Skills Required:

  • 15+ years of progressive experience in public accounting, consulting, compliance, SOX, and leading internal audit at a significant, publicly-traded company and at least 10+ years in a leadership/management capacity;

  • Exemplary ethics and integrity;

  • Strong executive presence, leadership, partnering, relationship building, influencing and conflict resolution skills including the ability to navigate effectively in a fast moving, matrixed and global environment;

  • Superb oral and writing communication skills, including the ability to present and translate complex concepts into understandable points of view and work effectively at all levels of the company;

  • Strong organizational, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and program management skills (PMP related certifications a plus);

  • Proven track record in driving performance and leading global, diverse teams on concurrent projects, with emphasis on best practices and inspiring and driving effective change and improvement;

  • Proven track record of developing people, leading and managing high-performing teams;

  • Possesses a high energy level, intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment;

  • Broad perspective and strong business acumen across different process and functions;

  • Ability to think strategically and act in a detailed-oriented, hands-on manner.

  • Extensive technical acumen across internal audit and risk management domains including audit principles, internal controls, business processes, information management systems, emerging technologies, IIA, COSO, COBIT, SOX, US GAAP and other global accounting, compliance and relevant regulations;

  • International experience and demonstrated ability to work across multiple geographies and cultures;

  • Domestic and international travel required;

  • Technology industry experience and enterprise software, cloud computing experience a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field required (Accounting, Finance, Economics) with CPA or CIA certification and advanced degree preferred.

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