Audit Coordination Manager Audit Coordination Manager …

Silicon Valley Bank
in Tempe, AZ, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Silicon Valley Bank
in Tempe, AZ, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Audit Coordination Manager
The Audit Coordination Manager is a staff professional who applies specialized knowledge, typically as an individual contributor, in assisting management and the external auditors in matters that require execution of integrated financial statement audit procedures. Incumbents utilize their professional audit knowledge, including theories, practices and techniques, to obtain and review appropriate audit support from internal business areas in a timely manner, answer external auditors' questions/requests, and maintain a repository of audit responses. This role is critical in ensuring a consistent high standard of audit materials and responses provided to the external auditors.

This role reports to the Controller of the Company.
Essential Functions:
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure timely completion of GAAP financial statement audit including the related audit of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Meet with the auditors to ensure comprehensive understanding of the requests - both form and substance
  • Ensure that the business owner clearly understands the requests and the context for how the audit information will be used / tested
  • Maintain audit request lists by distributing requests to appropriate Company personnel and reviewing the items provided to ensure that they meet the auditors' request.
  • Coordination of audit engagement letters and management representation letters that will be submitted to the external auditors
  • Conduct regular status meetings with the external auditors
  • Coordinate and attend meetings between external auditors and Company management / personnel
  • Remain aware of status of audits of all subsidiaries as well; maintain a standard tracking mechanism to monitor and report on status of requested audit materials
  • Assist with coordination of any CPE days sponsored by external auditors.
  • Coordinate tracking of audit fees and overages monthly and provide materials to update management monthly and the Audit Committee quarterly
  • Maintain channels of communication and effective working relationships with all levels of management across all business areas in order to gain their support for audit delivery
  • Perform other ad hoc assignments during off-peak external audit periods.
D ecisions:

The Audit Coordination Manager role is primarily a coordination, facilitation and project management role focused on the timeliness, completeness and overall quality of audit related deliverables across the company. Within that role the key decisions that should be made include:

(1) Identifying poor quality deliverables and sending it back to the business unit

(2) Escalating issues on deliverables to senior management (Controller / CFO)


(1) Opportunities within specific business units for areas of improvements related to audit support deliverables

(2) Areas for improvements (Auditor and company) for audit coordination overall


•Solid understanding of an integrated audit process for a publicly traded company
•Strong understanding of GAAP

•Working knowledge of financial statement auditing principles

•Strong knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley requirements / principles
•Excellent project management
•Strong organization skills
•Ability to collaborate and influence
•Ability to manage with minimal supervision
•Initiative and pro-active mindset to ensure no surprises

•5 to 7 years' work experience preferably in public accounting firm and/or within accounting / finance at a publicly traded company
•Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

•Strong experience using Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel

•Excellent oral and written communication skills to facilitate effective communication with all levels within the corporation
•Experience in financial services industry preferred
•Solid organizational skills and detail minded
•Strong interpersonal skill and ability to influence people
•Strong analytical and follow up skills
•Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
•CPA preferred
•Big 4 Accounting experience preferred

Preferred Education and Experience
•Bachelor's degree in Finance / Accounting
•Public accounting audit experience

•CPA preferred


•Minimal travel - generally 2 to 6 times a year between Phoenix and the SF Bay Area