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SOX Compliance Manager

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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?


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


We are looking for a well-rounded, versatile audit professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our team. We are a team that strives for continuous improvement. The individual will be able to solve problems independently with latitude for initiative and judgment.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Supervising the SOX compliance work of audit professionals with varying years of experience.
  • Guide direct reports on an appropriate career path and provide essential guidance for skills development.
  • Provide technical auditing guidance to subordinates.
  • Solve complex problems independently with latitude for initiative and judgement.
  • Manage several projects at one time, actively monitor progress, and able to redirect work to achieve the project deadlines and goals.
  • Research, interpret, and apply guidance from US Accounting Standards, COSO, SEC standards for public companies, and PCAOB auditing standards.
  • Identify and effectively articulate likely sources of a potential misstatement.
  • Conduct an end-to-end process walkthrough for complex accounting processes, such as: Revenue to AR, Financial Close Process, Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Inventory Costing & Management.
  • Effectively document procedures performed and conclusions reached in accordance with PCAOB auditing standards. Able to provide guidance to others on documentation requirements.
  • Design test of operating effectiveness and evaluate the tests executed by others, providing coaching notes where needed.
  • Understand and appropriately apply statistical and non-statistical sampling methodologies.
  • Communicate concerns over the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls to various levels of management and effectively evaluate the results of management’s remediation effort.
  • 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.
  • Big 4 experience CPA (or equivalent) is preferred.



Preferred Skills:

  • Candidate must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to solve complex problems with creative solutions.
  • Faculty for intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn and improve.
  • Advanced software skills in MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Power query, and MS Power BI.
  • Working knowledge of SAP R/3, SAP S4, or Oracle ERP software.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in Public Accounting, Audit, SOX, or other relevant field.
  • Big 4 experience CPA (or equivalent) is preferred.


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

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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