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Senior Internal Audit

Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Job ID: 1017316HV
Date Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Finance

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The Company

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value.

Job Overview

The Hitachi Vantara Internal Audit Department performs assurance services for the Internal Control and Risk Committee and the Audit Committee as well as process improvement consulting engagements for Management. In addition, Internal Audit manages J-SOX activities working closely with the External Auditor and the parent company in Japan.

This role reports to the Manager of Internal Audit and will perform, support, and lead various types of operational audits, consulting engagements, sales office audits and reviews as well as focusing on J-SOX compliance activities. This position will support other internal audit team members as needed to achieve the department's goals and will be an advocate of controls and company policy.

The candidate should have good knowledge of J-SOX or SOX requirements, internal audit and accounting practices. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively across various departments, regions, and cultures.

We are looking for a team member who is excited to join an organization that is transforming quickly and who wants to make an impact on changes in Internal Audit and the overall organization.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate or lead various types of audits and consulting engagements, including but not limited to global end-to-end process reviews, sales office audits for particular countries, J-SOX activities, operational reviews and system implementation reviews
  • Prepare high quality work papers, write reports or other deliverables timely and professionally to adequately and clearly document testing, support conclusions, communicate findings and recommendations
  • Understand organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; preparing audit programs
  • Identify risks and improvement opportunities in the organization and provide meaningful, high impact recommendations for management to improve process and operational efficiencies, including reducing the possibility of fraud, and mitigate risks
  • Exercise judgment when evaluating the business impact and significance of audit findings, identifying mitigating controls and other factors and assessing whether residual risks are consistent with risk tolerance and prudent risk management
  • Influence process owners and stakeholders to improve operations and enhance controls. Validate the completion and closure of agreed remediation and management actions as needed
  • Act as J-SOX compliance coordinator for selected financial processes
  • Working on multiple priorities/projects for on-time delivery, proactively providing status of all activities to Internal Audit management and relevant business stakeholders
  • Execute special assignments to support the wider needs of the Internal Audit team or other business functions


Interacts with
  • All team members in the global IA department
  • Business leaders and staff
  • External Audit teams (for J-SOX)
  • Various contacts in Finance Department, Controllership, and Sales

Required Skills
  • Recent 4-5 years of internal audit, internal control or accounting firm consulting/advisory experience is required (Big 4 background is desirable)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Information Technology
  • Detailed understanding of and experience in SOX or J-SOX compliance, including internal control scoping, documentation, testing and remediating control deficiencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English C1 minimum)
  • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with complex business problems
  • Ability to build strong relationships across cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently and effectively, experience leading audits
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Be flexible to accommodate working with a global workforce
  • Have the ability to adapt quickly to changing work environments, priorities and tight deadlines
  • Analytical, good problem solver and "out-of-the box" thinker
  • No passport/visa restrictions to travel


Preferred Qualifications
  • An accounting or audit qualification e.g. CIA, CISA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent preferred
  • Additional language skills (other than English) would be an asset
  • Experience of shared service center environments is desirable
  • Experience of data analytics tools and processes desirable


We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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