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Monrovia, CA

 Senior SOX-Internal Auditor - STAAR Surgical Company



The Senior, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)/Internal Auditor will report to the Director of Internal Audit and is responsible for supporting and contributing to the planning and execution of the annual SOX assessment engagement. This includes independent and objective assurance services that are designed to add value and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of STAAR’s internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) and related processes.


     Assist with the planning of the annual SOX risk assessment including fraud considerations.

     Execute the annual SOX assessment review, including process walkthroughs, testing, roll-forwards, and reporting for both business and IT processes.

     Update/validate SOX narratives and develop process flow diagrams.

     Maintain/update SOX documentation and work papers including risk and control matrcies (RCMs), test of controls, spreadsheets/electronic audit evidence controls.

     Maintains effective communication with the Director of Internal Audit and cross-functional communication with process owners and control performers.

     Timely notifies and consults with the Director of Internal Audit on potential or actual control gaps identified in either the design adequacy or operating effectiveness of key controls.

     Assists with effective monitoring of, and follow-up on, control gaps and enhancements.

     Performs other internal audit reviews and/or special projects as requested.

     Ability to travel at least once per year to our Switzerland and Japan subsidaries.


     3+ years of public accounting and/or private industry experience with experience of internal control concepts, including executing SOX assessment, internal audit projects, information technology general controls (ITGCs) and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.

     Good knowledge of accounting, finance, and internal control areas.

     Experience in performing and managing multiple projects/tasks.


     Knowledge of the SOX and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) framework; knowledge of the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework a plus.

     Understanding of the technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting.

     Ability to work independently, with limited direction and guidance.

     Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.

     Exhibit the leadership skills needed to sell ideas/recommendations and obtain management buy-in for constructive change.

     Language: Japanese a plus.


     Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance/business administration or related field.

     CPA/CIA designation or working towards one.

     Engages in continuous learning and development to stay current on industry practices and trends, including PCAOB, SEC, COSO, GAAP, and fraud considerations.

If you have an interest in new challenges, want to be part of a growing company and an awesome culture, and have relevant experience for this position, please send us your resume!

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