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Solarwinds Inc. Senior Internal Auditor in Austin, Texas


Reporting to the Director of Internal Audit, this position is responsible for the oversight of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and the Intrenal Audit of Corporate functions. Additional activities will include operational audit oversight, fraud investigations and auditing, manaement reporting and special projects.


  1. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in preparing a comprehensive risk-based audit plan.

  2. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in providing reports to executive management on audit coverage, results of audit or other activity.

  3. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in managing a process of resource management encompassing staffing, cost, schedule (i.e., timelines) over audits, projects and other activities.

  4. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in managing of personnel functions including hiring, performance evaluations, promotion, transfers and dismissals.

  5. Manages, executes and coordinates operational, financial and compliance audits of Corporation and its business segments in accordance with accepted professional standards.

  6. Direct and review the work of auditors engaged to perform operational, financial and compliance audits in accordance with Corporate Internal Audit policies and procedures.

  7. Evaluates controls and related documentation for compliance with SOX404 requirements.

  8. This position will play an active role in monitoring compliance with the provisions of SOX compliance and interfacing with its external auditors.

  9. Obtain and provide training to the audit staff to support all aspects of Internal Audit activities to ensure that approved audit objectives are met.

  10. Coordinate performance of audits with Internal Audit service suppliers, external auditors, clients and vendors.

  11. Prepare and/or finalize audit reports disclosing the results of audits, including finalizing audit opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency for which activities were completed, for review with and approval by the Director of Internal Audit.

  12. Provide periodic reports to the Director of Internal Audit on status and results of audits and other assigned activities.

  13. Perform and provide reports on special reviews as requested by the Director of Internal Audit.

  14. Uses current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and service.

  15. Lead ad-hoc audit projects and/or special reviews of Company functions, processes, contracts or other activities to assess compliance with policies and procedures, achievement of operational objectives, and effective and efficient use of resources.

  16. Prepares executive summary and submits audit findings/recommendations to the Director of Internal Audit and/or executive management.

Critical Tasks

  1. Directly supervises Internal Audit staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  2. Developing annual risk based audit plan and corresponding audit schedule. Responsible for staffing and budgeting of annual audit plan.

  3. Coordination, oversight, review and approval of Sarbanes-Oxley related work.

  4. Coordination, oversight, review and approval of business and process audits.



  1. Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business or Finance

  2. 3-6 years of relevant audit experience, including managerial experience across operational, financial and compliance audits

  3. Certification preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CFE, CFA)

  4. Exceptional technical skills including thorough working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

  5. Excellent planning, organization, research, analysis and interpersonal skills

  6. Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills

  7. Ability to effectively manage people resources to provide quality results within cost and time requirements

  8. Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with individuals at all organizational levels, including executive management

  9. Ability to operate effectively independently and in a team-oriented, multiple location environment

  10. Travel, when necessary, is required

Education and/or experience

Bachelor's degree in accounting from college or university, and 5-8 years related experience: or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA or professional certification (CPA, CIA, CFSA, etc.) desired. Supervisory experience, knowledge of auditing and generally accepted accounting principles a must.

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2019-13565

# Positions 1

Category Finance

Position Type Regular

Business Group Core IT

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