Job #1521: Director of Internal Audit - Philadelphia (1-12-21)

Job Title

Director of Internal Audit




Commensurate with experience

POSITION TITLE:  Director of Internal Audit    

REPORTS TO: Corporate Controller

DEPARTMENT: Accounting


Position Overview


goPuff “saves the day.” Founded in 2013 by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, Drexel Students with a simple insight, “convenience stores aren’t convenient.”  As a startup that delivers everyday essentials in 30 minutes or less, we have quickly grown into adjacent categories and businesses with ambitious expansion plans.  Compelling unit economics, amazing growth opportunities, and a terrific management team, goPuff is poised for continued momentum.  

We are searching for a dynamic internal audit leader for goPuff.  Building and maintaining a world-class internal control environment are core to what will make goPuff successful.  This is a newly created position with a unique opportunity to build the control and process infrastructure for a generation defining brand. This role will be a critical member of the accounting leadership team and will report directly to the Corporate Controller.  The Director of Internal Audit will lead the company’s internal audit function through planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and organizational risk.  We’re looking for an experienced audit professional that thrives on working in a fast paced and evolving environment, enjoys building audit processes, and understands the importance of company culture.


Key Responsibilities & Duties Include:


  • Establish a risk-based plan to align the priorities and agenda of the Internal Audit function with the strategic and compliance goals of the organization
  • Direct activities relating to financial compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, particularly requirements as defined by Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Work closely with Senior Management throughout the Company to evaluate processes or programs that are strategically or financially important, identify process deficiencies or enhancements, and ensure action is taken to address these
  • Provide program-wide leadership and coordination for operational audits, on behalf of management, regarding the effectiveness of internal controls in operational processes and financial reporting (including both financial and IT general controls)
  • Prepare internal audit updates and present to the Audit Committee on a quarterly basis
  • Coordinate with external auditors on their annual plan and serve as facilitator between both the external and internal audit functions and the business units to minimize the audit support impact on internal teams
  • Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action plans are in place and to remedy any gaps identified with internal controls
  • Supervise and evaluate consultants/co-sourcing partners used to supplement the internal audit and SOX processes
  • Help evaluate the operating effectiveness of Enterprise Risk Management and Cybersecurity Risk Management programs to ensure our processes are consistent and aligned with industry-leading practices and standards
  • Develop and maintain standardized best practices, policies, and systems for Internal Audit
  • Build and grow a high-performing internal audit team through co-sourcing, hiring, mentoring, coaching, training, and timely and candid performance feedback
  • Evaluate and recommend for appointment third party internal audit providers


Qualifications Include:

  • 10+ years of Public Accounting experience or relevant internal audit experience
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CIA and/or CPA
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley standards and requirements, COSO internal control framework, and other regulatory requirements
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills that help facilitate interactions with business partners and communication of key status points to the
  • Excellent understanding of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls by considering business and technology risks in an integrated manner
  • Deep understanding of audit industry best practices including the use and implementation of software tools
  • Proven experience leading successful teams
  • Experience in coordinating with external audits and auditors
  • Comfortable and flexible working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills


How to Apply

Interested Friends of the Firm members should e-mail resume to Alex Yopp at Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program. Make sure to include Job #1521 in the subject line and to copy on your email.