Director of Internal Audit in Santa Ana, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/21/2023

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Director of Internal Audit

Job Description

Ducommun’s Internal Audit Group is an independent function responsible for providing assurance and advisory services covering all the Company’s businesses and operations. Internal Audit is a critical component of Ducommun’s control and risk management infrastructure. The group seeks to attract and develop best-in-class talent from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including finance, technology, accounting and operations. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong understanding of technology and manufacturing environments, build strong working relationships with business partners, and deliver value added services which strengthen the risk and control environment.

Role Description & Essential Functions:  


The Director of Internal Audit will lead the various aspects of the group’s risk assessment, assurance and advisory activities, including audit planning and execution, and contributing to strategic initiatives. The Director of Internal Audit will report administratively tothe CFO and functionally to the Audit Committee. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Member of the Ducommun Finance Leadership Team that fosters and operates in a high performance culture in which teamwork, communication, controls, compliance, business partnering and customer service are paramount.
  • Performs risk assessment to support annual operational audits, Sarbanes Oxley 404 (SoX) controls testing and special projects as assigned. Coordinates with executive management on the preparation of the annual audit plan based on a detailed risk assessment and changing operational and business needs.
  • Directs the scope, methodology, and detailed work plan of all audits, consultations, SoX control testing, and other projects (e.g. independent validation of environmental data) using various methods appropriate for the project and directs a team of internal auditors (including co-sourced resources) to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Coaches, mentors, and trains direct reports, as well as other team members to prepare them for other roles within the company.
  • Ensures the work product of direct reports, consultants, temporary employees, and other team members, depending on the project, is performed in accordance with acceptable audit standards, plans, budgets and schedules.
  • Proactively identifies and assesses the impact of changing business and emerging risks and suggests changes to controls, audit plans, and/or in scope SoX processes to address the risk.
  • Identifies and socializes issues and improvement opportunities with appropriate stakeholders to ensure needed process and control improvements are made.
  • Holds primary responsibility to communicate the annual audit plan, audit project results, audit recommendations, and agreed upon corrective actions to the Audit Committee, management and external auditors.
  • Facilitates the work of external auditors as needed, including direct assistance as agreed with the external audit firm.
  • Establishes and implements Internal Audit standards and processes, considering efficiency and effectiveness, and industry best practices.
  • Promotes awareness of company processes, internal controls, SoX requirements and Internal Audit responsibilities with all stakeholders.
  • Maintains effective working relations with external auditors and various levels of management as a key audit contact for the company.
  • Member of the Compliance Committee and actively participates in the management of the internal hot line reporting process.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Business/Information Services or related field and a minimum of 10+ years public accounting and/or internal audit experience combined, Big 4 experience a plus.
  • Professional certification is required (e.g. CPA/CISA/CIA).
  • Post-graduate coursework or multiple certifications is desirable
  • Strong quantitative skills, intellectual curiosity and healthy skepticism
  • Advanced risk, controls, accounting and information technology operations knowledge.
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to identify control issues and financial and operational risk within a business process and recommend improvements.
  • Proven ability to self-manage and prioritize strict deadlines. Multi-task multiple timelines, resources and multiple project assignments for self and team. 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and a proven track record of effectively building a strong team and solid relationships with all levels of management in a positive and proactive manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compliance standards and proven experience keeping up to date with industry and regulatory changes and professional standards.
  • Prior direct report managerial experience is required.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the year.

Estimated Salary Range: $180,000 to $210,000

200 E. Sandpointe, Suite 700
Santa Ana, California, 92707
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled