Investigator, Internal Audit

Google - Sunnyvale, CA

Minimum qualifications:
4 years of relevant work experience in an audit, investigations, compliance, security or similar function.
Forensic accounting or investigative experience.

Preferred qualifications:
Certifications, including CPA and/or CFE.
Experience with interview techniques for both fact findings and admission-seeking interviews.
Proven ability to navigate through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple project assignments and multiple teams simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability of the process and deliver on commitments.
Ability and willingness to take initiative to address problems and make continuous process improvement, while interacting with all levels, setting objectives, driving results, and working cross-functionally.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills with the ability to work with teams cross-functionally.
About the job
Internal Audit‘s mission is to protect and enable growth across Alphabet, Google and our Bets with objective, practical insights. We do this by monitoring the risk environment across Alphabet and providing insights to enable effective risk management. We work closely with teams and leadership to achieve a strong control environment that enhances and protects organizational value.

We serve as one of the company’s various lines of defense for staffing and developing our team to be control experts who deliver objective and reliable results. As a member of the team, you’ll advise the business and engineering groups to identify areas of risk and make valuable recommendations on controls.

You’ll have the opportunity to influence change and decisions for business initiatives including product launches and system implementations. You enjoy working in a dynamic environment, are passionate about technology and are able to focus on key issues and the details that come with it.

You will be a part of our investigations team who conducts forensic audits and/or internal investigations, working in close coordination with legal, human resources, compliance and finance across Alphabet.

You are a risk expert and intuitively understand processes and are quick to pinpoint risks and gaps. You will provide forensic data analysis, as well as lead investigative interviews with company employees, vendors, and partners.

Conduct forensic audits and/or internal investigations across Alphabet and Google and make recommendations.
Engage cross-functionally to develop best practices for conducting investigations, training, and tracking and reporting on investigation trends to Alphabet management.
Assist in the development of the long-term Internal Audit strategy in investigations and fraud risk management with out-of-the-box, innovative thinking and willingness to push the boundaries of the traditional audit approach.
Independently and objectively identify and call attention to fraud risks through assurance, consulting activity; improving the effectiveness of Alphabet’s governance, risk management, and internal control activities.
Prepare investigation and audit reports, interpret the significance of findings and make practical recommendations for remediation. Communicate with and educate management and process owners on the importance of anti-fraud controls.
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