Senior Director, Internal Audit at Infinera Corporation
Sunnyvale, CA, US

Infinera is the global supplier of innovative networking solutions. Our customers include the leading service providers, data center operators, internet content providers (ICPs), cable operators, enterprises, and government agencies worldwide, including: 9 of the top 10 Tier 1 service providers and 6 of the top 7 ICPs. We design, develop and deliver hardware and software for fiber-based connectivity solutions that span access, aggregation, metro, long haul, and submarine network. Our industry leading, trendsetting edge-to-core solutions provide the foundation for many of the world’s largest and most demanding networks that generate billions in service revenue for our customers.

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer with direct oversight from the Audit Committee, the Senior Director of Internal Audit is responsible for developing and improving the internal controls framework and compliance at Infinera. The candidate must be a leader, have strong experience in internal audit, COSO framework, PCAOB requirements, be detail oriented, have strong technical and communication skills, and be hands-on. The position requires management capabilities to communicate with and educate finance and non-finance personnel on internal controls, financial policies, and reporting requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the worldwide internal audit team at Infinera.
  • Provide quarterly reporting to the Audit Committee.
  • Perform enterprise risk management and monitoring audits in partnership with Chief Legal Officer who is responsible for reporting annually to the BOD.
  • Develop and lead audit programs and internal audit reports.
  • Lead in preparing risk assessments and annual audit plans.
  • Help identify performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to as regulatory changes occur to maintain compliance.
  • Work closely with external auditors, legal counsel, tax preparers, and third-party accounting/consulting firms.
  • Work closely with the accounting and finance teams on accounting/finance projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 15 years of hands-on working experience showing consistent progression.
  • Leadership skills, excellent written and verbal skills, and demonstrated ability to present complex audit issues to management.
  • A mix of medium to large publicly listed software company and a Big 4 public accounting firm is highly desired (at least 5 years in a public accounting firm).
  • Recognized as an audit expert related to US GAAP accounting.
  • Ability to lead complex projects which require influence and implementation across business groups and functions.
  • Attention to detail, organized, and thorough with desire for continuous improvement.
  • Must be a "self-starter" with a can-do attitude and a serious desire to have a positive impact on our company.
  • Strong day-to-day project management skills.
  • Strong organizational, research, verbal, and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, yet function well with independent responsibilities.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in an appropriate field with CPA, CIA, or CISA.