SunPower Corporation Director, Internal Audit in San Jose, California

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

SunPower is seeking a Director of Internal Audit, reporting to the CFO. The position will be responsible for executing the Company’s internal audit charter by leading the internal audit organization, driving the worldwide internal audit strategy, executing specific audits, and driving SOX 404 and 302 compliance.

The Director must be highly ethical and possess a solid understanding of generally accepted auditing standards, U.S. GAAP accounting principles and have excellent project management skills, especially with large numbers of team members on a global basis. The Director must also have strong global people/communication skills to be able to work collaboratively across various departments, regions, and cultures.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct operational, compliance, and risk-based internal audits

  • Conduct periodic risk assessments

  • Develop and implement an annual audit plan

  • Implement SOX404 compliance program

  • Lead and develop a team of high quality internal auditors globally

  • Manage external consulting resources as required

  • Coordinate audit testing with external auditors

  • Help develop fraud prevention and detection controls

  • Develop a corporate consciousness about the importance of internal controls by educating employees

  • Communicate with and report to the Audit Committee and company senior management;

  • Report findings, identify opportunities to improve operations, and enhance business processes

  • Work with the CFO, CEO, Audit Committee and Legal Department as appropriate on special projects/investigations


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of people management experience

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience

Perferred Requriements

  • BA or BS degree in accounting, economics or finance

  • Plus - Advanced degrees such as an MBA, and/or certifications such as CPA, CIA, or CISA

  • 10 or more years of relevant work experience – audit and SOX;

Technical Skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Knowledge and ability to use and evaluate technology

  • ERM experience a plus

Personal Skills

  • Board Level Acumen, Reports to the Audit Committee

  • Positive attitude and willing to take initiative with cross-functional organizations to get things done

  • Energetic self-starter with proven experience to multi-task in a constantly changing environment

  • Detailed oriented and organized

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to work successfully under tight deadlines

  • Team player with willingness to tactfully disagree when appropriate

  • Interest in renewable energy industry a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation

SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.