• Full Time
  • Santa Clara
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SILVACO | Director of Internal Audit SOX

Business Title:     Director of Internal Audit SOX

Job Category:     Finance


For more than 35 years, Silvaco, Inc. has remained a privately held global company with a leading position among providers of EDA software tools for process and device development, analog/mixed-signal applications, power IC, and memory design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Silvaco is undergoing substantial growth and is experiencing the related challenges worldwide.

Position Description and Responsibilities

Design, implement, and maintain Silvaco’s SOX compliance program. This person will have broad exposure to the operations of the company, interacting with leaders across finance, legal, human resources operations, engineering, and with our external auditor and advisors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process by identifying significant locations and critical processes and ensure an adequate scope and testing of financial statement-based risks.
  • Assess risks and develop control processes ensuring SOX certification.
  • Continuously evaluate the scope and effectiveness of compliance programs.
  • Monitor strategies to remedy SOX deficiencies, report on status and clearance gaps to executive team.
  • Manage internal controls within the organization and serve as a reliable and insightful resource for implementing controls within a business process in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Coordinate the efforts between external auditors and internal business process / IT owners, including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs / testing, audit requests and deficiency evaluation.
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness, and identifiable benefits to the company.
  • Prepare and routinely present overall SOX progress, results, and recommendations to executive management.
  • Manage the design documentation and assessment (i.e., narratives, flowcharts, risk control matrices, etc.), testing strategy/plan, and monitoring of ICFR, including tracking control gaps and remediation action plans to address weaknesses timely.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned in support of corporate objectives such as business process improvements, planning and execution of operational audit projects.
  • Coordinate with advisors and external auditors to optimize their engagement according to budget. Lead the scoping, budgeting, tracking of budget versus actuals and status reporting as needed.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Lead inaugural SOX 404 financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process by identifying significant and critical processes and ensure adequate scope and testing.
  • Develop annual audit plans and schedules using a risk-based approach, creating a pipeline of projects for short-, medium-, and long-term, related to operational compliance, regulatory compliance, and controls over financial reporting.
  • Ensure appropriateness of internal control documentation for financial processes, IT applications, and ITGC’s, including planning documents, narratives, process maps, walkthroughs, and tests of controls.
  • Oversee operational and compliance audits, including the scoping, testing and documentation of the results.
  • Act as the “go-to” person for internal controls within the organization and provide reliable and insightful resource for implementing controls within a business process in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Communicate identified findings and propose recommendations to management and the Audit Committee; track the remediation and closure of findings.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the management teams of all major functional areas as well as external auditor, ensuring a holistic understanding of key risks and processes of the organization.
  • Proactively advise management on key risk areas and drive remediation plans balancing risk mitigation with pragmatic processes.

The personality

  • Displays strong analytical abilities both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks – certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • A key requirement of this role is being the master of all details.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle matters with little supervision and with excellent follow up.
  • A strong entrepreneurial and can-do mindset, undaunted by shifting priorities, uncertainty, and a “figuring it out as we go” environment.
  • Enough courage to say “I don’t know”.

Desirable Qualifications

  • MBA and CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 plus years of internal/external auditing experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry; IT audit and/or regulatory compliance audit experience would be ideal.
  • A deep understanding of GAAP, COSO, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and PCAOB Rules and experienced in the use of auditing and assessment frameworks and the application of professional standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid leadership and team development skills with an ability to set objectives and drive to results.
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential matters and exercise sound discretion and judgment.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational and regulatory environments.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work with all levels of management and the general workforce.
  • Strong influencing skills and business judgment.
  • Motivated, self-starter with ability to appropriately prioritize issues and allocate resources.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel (including operations such as v-lookup, functions, pivot tables, etc.


Silvaco, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic legally protected by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are being considered for hire. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@silvaco.com.


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