Director, Internal Audit

LeapFrog - San Francisco Bay Area

Posted 627 days ago
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    Finance, Other
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    Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods
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Position Overview

This position leads the internal audit and SOX compliance functions at LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. which includes leading the enterprise risk assessment process and developing and executing on a responsive internal audit plan, supporting cross-corporate initiatives that improve management control systems, liaising with external audit firm and helping to foster an appreciation for a strong control environment across the organization.


Duties & Responsibilities

Internal Audit

  • Plan and execute audits based on risks identified. Audits include, but are not limited to, compliance with accounting, and reporting and regulatory requirements.
  • Plan and execute operational audits to mitigate risks and provide efficiency opportunities for the organization, including audits of IT systems.
  • Serve on the Compliance Committee to ensure all ethical matters or concerns are addressed and resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Conduct special investigations in coordination with Legal and Compliance in the area of fraud or misconduct, as necessary.
  • Lead the yearly enterprise risk assessment process to identify company risks and to evaluate management preparedness for those risks.
  • Monitor changes in Company policies and procedures, accounting auditing standards, and industry practices and ensure that controls are relevant.
  • Assist in the evaluation of new processes, policies, and systems that improve efficiency and effectiveness or enhance risk mitigation activities.
  • Ensure the Internal Audit department is appropriately staffed and trained to perform its responsibilities.

SOX Compliance

  • Oversight and leadership of LeapFrog’s SOX program including oversight of all external resources (audit firms, consultants, etc) including management of budget and approval of all expenses.
  • Examine and establish systems and processes to determine compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations that could have a significant impact on operations.
  • Counsel management on the control and risk aspects of business processes, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with external auditors and the VP, Controller to ensure that activities of the internal and external audit teams are aligned for coverage and efficiency.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with accounting concentration; and CPA Certification 
  • 7-10 years of progressive auditing and management experience with at least 3 years in an audit leadership role
  • Experience managing an internal audit function for a public company in addition to large (Big 4 or next tier down) accounting firm experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • PC skills in Microsoft Products, exposure to Oracle and BWise GRC tool desirable
  • Proven problem solving, project management and change management skills
  • Knowledge of financial regulatory compliance, IIA Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, and GAAP

About this company


LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog’s award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys.  The Learning Path, LeapFrog’s proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child’s learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child’s learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog’s products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success.  LeapFrog’s products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms.  LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at   

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