Posted on: April 22, 2024 | Job#: R164268

VP, Head of Internal Audit

Full time
Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.     

This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

As the Vice President Internal Audit, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the internal audit function within the organization. Your primary objective will be to ensure that the organization's internal controls, risk management processes, and governance structures are effective and aligned with industry best practices and regulatory requirements. You will lead a team of internal auditors in conducting comprehensive audits across various departments and functions to identify areas of improvement and mitigate risks. Additionally, you will collaborate with senior management and the board of directors to provide strategic insights and recommendations for enhancing operational efficiency and safeguarding the organization's assets.

What You'll Do

Leadership & Strategy

  • Develop and implement the internal audit strategy for the enterprise, policies, and procedures in alignment with the organization's objectives and regulatory standards
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the internal audit team, fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and continuous improvement
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of internal audit activities

Audit Planning & Execution

  • Lead the planning, execution, and reporting of internal audit engagements, ensuring compliance with established standards and timelines.
  • Conduct risk assessments to prioritize audit activities and allocate resources effectively.
  • Perform detailed reviews of business processes, controls, and systems to identify areas of risk and opportunities for improvement.
  • Partner with field leaders to oversee store audit
    across all brands and portfolio

Risk Management & Controls

  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and risk management processes, making recommendations for enhancements, as necessary
  • Monitor emerging risks and regulatory changes, assessing their potential impact on the organization's operations and internal control environment
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and action plans

Deliver Enterprise Risk Management Process

  • Develop Risk framework for Management and Board review
  • Partner with BCP and Management to deliver risk operating plans to mitigate the risks
  • Report Quarterly to Board and Audit committee

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build strong relationships with senior management, the board of directors, and other key stakeholders to promote transparency and open communication regarding audit findings and recommendations
  • Present audit reports and findings to executive leadership and the audit committee, providing insights and actionable recommendations for decision-making
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on internal audit matters, providing guidance and support to business units and functional teams as needed

​ Compliance & Ethics

  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards, including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Champion ethical behavior and integrity within the organization, promoting a culture of compliance and accountability

Who You Are

  • 15+ years of progressive leadership experience, including 5+ years of public company audit experience (Big 4 audit experience highly preferred)
  • Possess executive presence, excellent communication skills both oral and written (must be able to tailor communication style as the candidate will interface with employees of all levels)
  • Superior knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), information technology general controls (ITGCs), automated control environments, cybersecurity best practices, and technology risk
  • General understanding of database-driven financial reporting, accounting systems, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Cloud-based applications and infrastructure and their associated controls and control environment; familiarity with Oracle Financials and tools, i.e., Anaplan is preferable
  • Dynamic leader and effective manager, who leads by example and mentors a team to meet high-profile and dynamic objectives in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses an innovative and curious mindset bringing in leading practices on tools and methods to automate existing controls
  • Excellent relationship building skills and a highly professional client service orientation
  • Ability to position oneself as a strategic partner to assist audit stakeholders in meeting company objectives
  • Demonstrate strong data analytics capabilities, including visualization methods, techniques, and tools (e.g., PowerBI, Alteryx)
  • Retail experience preferred

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. In 2022, we were recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers and one of the Best Employers for Diversity.

Salary Range: $255,300 - $351,100 USD
Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements.

US Candidates
Please note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc’s quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.’s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.


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