VP Internal Audit (Las Vegas, NV)


Job description

Description

Reporting to the SeniorVice President & CAE, the Vice President Corporate Internal Audit isresponsible for directing internal audit activities for corporate functionsincluding the following groups within Internal Audit: Financial Assurance,Information Technology (IT), Financial Operational, and International. This includes providing objective assuranceon the reasonableness and operational effectiveness of internal control,identification and execution of short and long-term strategies designed toidentify and mitigate risk, and consulting and advisory services focused onthese four key strategic areas and other areas, as deemed necessary. The incumbent directs annual and ongoingoperational and fraud risk assessment initiatives, develops and assures theexecution of relevant audit plans to test the Company’s internal control,including Sarbanes Oxley, IT, financial operational, international operationsand other corporate areas, as required and/or appropriate based on assessedrisk. Manages appropriate resources to addressand mitigate risks in these key areas.

This person leads ateam of audit professionals with cross-functional expertise in serving a widearray of internal and external customers, including (but not limited to) seniormanagement, corporate/operations unit management, IT staff, corporateinvestigators, external auditors and consultants, regulators, and others.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :Include the following; other duties may beassigned.

SOX

  • Maintain the SOX program for theCompany including implementing and designing program enhancements andefficiencies
  • Serve as the overall SOX controlsexpert for the Company
  • Remain current with changes in theregulations to ensure timely compliance with SOX to include internal controlupdates/changes as needed/required
  • Oversee SOX process documentation andtesting of controls to ensure consistency and that external auditors canmaximize their reliance on management’s documentation and testing

IT

  • Managethe annual and ongoing IT risk assessment process through collaboration withmanagement at all levels
  • Developan annual IT audit plan, including SOX, regulatory and general risks for theCompany, for approval by senior management and the Audit Committee of the Boardof Directors.
  • Remain current on the Company’s evolvingIT environment to ensure audit plan is adjusted timely to appropriately addressrisks and ensure appropriate technical resources are leveraged

FinancialOperational Audit

  • Manage the annual andongoing risk assessment process for the assigned area through collaborationwith management at all levels
  • Develop the annual financialoperational audit plan for approval by senior management and the AuditCommittee of the Board of Directors.
  • Prioritize andimplement strategies to assure the effective and timely completion of theapproved audit plan, management request, and other ad hoc risk-basedinitiatives, including internal audit activities related tothe review and evaluation of company and generally expected internal controls,and operational effectiveness of such internal controls, communicating auditresults verbally and in writing to management, regulators, and the AuditCommittee of the Board of Directors.

International

  • Develop and maintain a program toaddress audit needs related to international operations.This may include regulatory audits, mergerand acquisition work, both internationally and domestically, IT audit and SOXaudit
  • Remain current on regulations impactinginternational operations to ensure the Company can comply with any audit requirements
  • Maintain appropriate resources toperform due diligence and other activities that may be required as part ofmerger and acquisition deals.

General

  • Design and execute short and long-termstrategies for SOX, IT, financial operational, international operations, andother corporate areas, as appropriate, to provide objective assurance on theadequacy of the Company’s internal control to the Company directors, officers,senior and operations management, shareholders, independent accountants, andregulators, as appropriate
  • Direct the Company’s internal auditactivities to address risks associated with SOX, IT, financial operational, internationaloperations and other corporate areas, as appropriate, including the assessmentof operating unit and fraud risk in collaboration with senior management andthe independent accountants, development of a risk-based audit plan to test SOX,IT, financial operational international operations, and other corporate areas,as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain appropriate staffto address internal audit requirements related to SOX, IT, financialoperational international operations and other corporate areas, as appropriate
  • Integrateteam with other internal audit functions to ensure internal audit objectivesare met effectively and efficiently.
  • Integrateteam with other internal audit functions to ensure internal audit objectivesare met effectively and efficiently.
  • Engage third party service providers,as appropriate, to ensure adequate resources are available to complete auditplans
  • Ability to exercise professionaljudgment in developing/executing comprehensive audit activities to monitorinternal control and provide appropriate reports to directors, management andregulatory bodies
  • Lead or direct internal controlconsulting and advisory services for SOX, IT, financial operational, internationaloperations, and other corporate areas, as appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate level of managementcontrol documentation is maintained, so external auditors and regulators canobtain the documentation they require.
  • Serve as enterprise-wide consultingexpert for internal control design/evaluation initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain workingrelationships with appropriate members of the Company’s management, ITleadership, regulators, internal audit staff, independent accountants andothers, as appropriate
  • Prepare audit activity updatesregularly for senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board ofDirectors.
  • Design and implement strategies andmetrics for standardizing and evaluating the effectiveness of assigned audits.
  • Assure value-added customer focuswithin Internal Audit
  • Identify and execute strategies toidentify and communicate operational benchmarking, leading-practices, andbusiness process improvements, and motivate knowledge sharing andorganizational learning
  • Facilitate positive change withbottom-line impact
  • Integrate technology into auditprocess, as appropriate, to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Supervisoryresponsibilities

Lead a team of audit professionals in the execution of internal audit,risk assessment, fraud prevention, consulting, and advisory activities toidentify and address risks related to SOX, IT, international operations andother corporate areas, as appropriate

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.Therequirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/orability required.Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.

  • Mustbe eligible for key licensing in various gaming jurisdictions
  • Atleast 10 years of business experience with at least 5 years ofmanagement/supervisory experience in a leadership role with responsibilitiesfor establishing, evaluating and managing internal audit or accountingfunctions, preferably in a large corporate environment or public accountingfirm.
  • Strongauditing skills with experience in auditing public companies, and compliancewith Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Public Company Accounting OversightBoard (PCAOB) Standards
  • Gamingindustry experience preferred
  • Strongunderstanding of the COSO and COBIT frameworks
  • Significantknowledge in internal auditing, IT auditing, accounting, and working withinternational businesses required
  • Ableto operate at both a strategic and tactical level
  • Superioranalytical and critical thinking skills
  • Abilityto see the broad implications of events and develop appropriate strategies toachieve objectives
  • ExecutivePresence – ability to command the respect and attention of the Company’sdirectors and senior executives, regulators, and independent accountants
  • ManagerialCourage – able to identify and address critical issues head-on
  • Significantproject-oriented experience
  • Abilityto routinely organize and lead temporary cross-functional teams/task forcescomprised of individuals with widely varying experience
  • Experiencemanaging and working with third party professional services firms
  • Outstandingtime management, leadership, interpersonal, collaboration, presentation, verbaland written communication skills
  • Resilient,not easily deterred by challenge and resistance
  • Experiencedin managing a geographically dispersed team
  • Autonomousself-starter – highly motivated
  • Abilityto mentor and motivate others
  • Abilityto travel to US and international locations

EDUCATION And/or EXPERIENCE

A bachelor’s degree inaccounting, finance, or equivalent.CPA,CISA, CIA and/or advanced degree (MBA, MS) required.

Languageskills

Abilityto read, write, speak and understand English.Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers andemployees.Ability to communicateone-on-one and to groups to explain policies and procedures, and to persuadeothers to accept or adopt a specific opinion or action.Ability to effectively present informationand/or a convincing argument to executives.

Analyticaland Reasoning Ability

Abilityto read, analyze and interpret financial reports.Ability to accept ambiguous circumstances andtake action where answers to a problem are not readily apparent.Ability to analyze information, problems,situations, practices or procedures to: define the problem or objective,identify relevant concerns or factors, identify patterns, tendencies andrelationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognizealternatives and their implications.Skill in managing multi-faceted projects to a successfulconclusion.Ability to multi-task.

Other

Periodic travel of 20-30% probable, level oftravel will vary based on international growth and level of mergers andacquisitions occurring.

Note: Nothing in this job description restrictsmanagement’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to thisjob at any time.

Employee Status

:Regular

Job Level

:Executive

Overtime Status

:Exempt

Travel

:Yes, 25 % of the Time

 

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