California Water Service

Audit & Assurance Program Manager

Onsite - San Jose, CA
Application Deadline: 7/1/24

Audit & Assurance Program Manager


California Water Service


California Water Service


Job Description:


The Audit and Assurance Program Manager works with all levels of management, including our independent registered public accounting firm, to perform internal audit advisory and assurance engagements, assist in the planning and execution of the SOX Compliance Program, and Internal Operational evaluation activities throughout the organization. This position is located in San Jose, California and reports to the Director of Internal Audit.




• Performs advisory and consulting activities to enhance the value provided to Customers


• Advises process owners in assessing risks, develop governance models, and evaluate the compliance impacts to operational processes


• Partners with functional owners/stakeholders in the development of business assurances work related to emerging regulations, business practices, enterprise risk management, sustainability, and operating procedures


• Contributes to the projects and programs under the responsibility of the Internal Audit Function


• Prepares relevant business reports and presentations for management


• Facilitates the Company’s annual SOX compliance program by performing risk assessments, process reviews and walkthroughs, internal control adequacy, and exception evaluations


• Collects and analyzes data, reviews documents, and assesses samples to draw independent and objective conclusions


• Supports the functional design, implementation, and administration of technological solutions for internal audit and risk management; including automation


• Facilitates updates to control documentation and methodologies including process narratives, SOX flow charts, test work papers, risk control matrices, and training material


• Recommends modifications to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control environment, and governance processes


• Assigns, reviews, and manages audits, control tests, and remediation activities performed by co-sourced partners, consultants, any part-time auditors


• Facilitates engagements with the Company’s external auditor and 3rd party auditors


• Develops and maintains successful relationships and partnerships with internal customers, stakeholders, and external auditors


• Coordinates and administers the Information Technology (IT) general and application controls audit with Company’s internal team and external consultants


• Assists in providing department trainings and knowledge enhancement


• Performs other similar duties as assigned




• Bachelor’s degree with focus on Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business, Information Systems and/or equivalent relevant experience


• Seven years of progressive experience working in auditing, business assurance, budgeting, accounting or finance


• Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License/Certification is a plus


• High proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and collaboration tools


• Valid California Driver License




• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standards (PCAOB), Internal Control Framework (COSO), and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IFPPIA) regulations and standards


• Ability to understand and analyze business process, internal control theory, COSO 2013, governance


• Working knowledge of business best practices in finance and operational audit


• Excellent interpersonal skills needed to build positive working relationships across all functions within the Company


• Ability to learn “on-the-go”, give and receive constructive feedback in a productive way


• Ability to think strategically and plan effectively, with attention to detail and strong ownership work ethic


• Strong project and program management, organizational, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills


• Ability to work in a dynamic environment, with an ability to navigate and overcome ambiguity


• Ability to manage multiple priorities/activities to meet commitments


• Excellent verbal and written English language skills required


Salary Range: $96,500 – $179,200


Deadline to submit resume is Monday, July 1, 2024.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity. California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service, Texas Water Service, and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class. The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.


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