KLA Careers

SOX Auditor

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?

Group/Division

The primary job function is in SOX 404 compliance and is part of KLA-Tencor's Global Corporate Audit group.

Responsibilities

  • Perform walkthrough and testing procedures on SOX controls, document testing results, communicate findings to the process owners and management, and audit follow up to ensure remediation/implementation of recommendation.
  • Support SOX 404 compliance, business and IT areas
  • Supervise and review testing and documentation performed by others, as needed.
  • Establish project guidelines, actively monitor progress, and escalate as necessary.
  • Design the control environment by critically assessing processes, identifying the potential risks, and articulating the financial statement implications
  • Coordinate with managers in other functional areas to address findings by developing and implementing practical solutions
  • Communicate results via written reports and oral presentations to management
  • Recommend improvements to audit procedures to enhance efficiencies
  • Review internal controls throughout the company by evaluating the adequacy of system controls and recommend improvements
  • Coordinate and liaise with external auditors
  • Travel domestically and internationally, as needed

Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to solve complex problems with creative solutions.
  • Solid understanding of accounting, processes, and internal controls.
  • Considerable verbal and written communication skills, including interviewing, presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Attention to detail, quality of work.
  • Strong ability to partner and build relationships with internal clients.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, perform under time pressure.
  • Advocate and implement process improvements.
  • Working knowledge of COSO 2013, SEC requirements, and PCAOB requirements for a US public company.
  • Proficient in using computer software (e.g. MS Visio, MS Excel)
  • Working knowledge of SAP and/or Oracle ERP systems.
  • Big 4 experience CPA (or equivalent) is preferred.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in Public Accounting, Audit, SOX, or other relevant field.

OR

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in Public Accounting, Audit, SOX, Technology, or other relevant field.