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Date: Dec 5, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-12106
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

The Internal Audit team is based in our San Francisco CA headquarters and at the Shared Service Center in Olive Branch MS. We are responsible for the Sarbanes Oxley Program, Internal Audits spanning business and technology across all brands and channels.

* Internal Audit (IA) efforts include performing audits to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, the reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations
* The annual audit plan is based on an annual risk assessment and is approved by the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
* Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 efforts include performing an ongoing assessment of key business and IT controls over financial reporting and concluding on effectiveness
* Retail Store audits include performing onsite evaluations of policy compliance across our family of brands: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Rejuvenation

About the Role

Plan, execute and report on control assessment projects efficiently and effectively. Responsible for SOX Compliance and Internal Audit related projects. Activities include:

* Understanding the business/process through process mapping and interviewing
* Identifying the inherent risks within the process and corresponding controls
* Designing and executing tests of controls, evaluating design and operating effectiveness
* Documenting conclusions and presenting results and recommendations to management
* Identify business and process improvement and cost saving opportunities
* Assisting the team to complete SOX 404 Program Administration tasks, including ongoing communication with the external auditor
* Performing onsite Retail Store audits
* Assisting with IT General Control assessments

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Have the opportunity to learn about all operations across the organization including shared services, manufacturing, supply chain, retail, information technology and global
* Have exposure to all levels of management to effectively prioritize the focus of our work, provide insightful data to strengthen processes, policies and minimize exposures both in single departments and cross-functionally
* Add value and drive success through problem-solving, root cause analysis and recommendations
* Develop integrated solutions through collaboration and proactive communication


Technical Competencies required:

* 3 - 5 years audit experience working with large organizations
* Experience in auditing key business processes
* Experience developing business relationships with staff at all levels
* Good communication skills verbal and written
* Knowledge and/or experience of Sarbanes Oxley legislation
* Ability to clearly articulate as necessary and results orientated

* Financial accounting and internal control background
* Detailed knowledge of GAAP, COSO, COBIT
* BS or BA in Accounting, CPA or CIA preferred

Competencies desired:

* ACL or other data analytics experience
* Knowledge of the Retail Industry (1+ years)
* Other related private industry experience, including international and/or IT auditing
* Knowledge of Visio

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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