Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future! QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device.
We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated candidate to join our rapidly growing finance organization. In this role, you will be responsible for driving execution of the SOX program while driving process improvements.
In this role, you will:
Lead the annual SOX 404 financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process, setting materiality thresholds, business units, in-scope systems, transaction cycles and critical processes and accounts, ensuring an adequate scope for testing of the Company’s financial statements.
Coordinate management’s documentation of SOX 404 processes and controls and review controls to ensure adequate design and identification of key and non-key controls for critical processes/accounts, including rationalizing and optimizing controls through automation.
Coordinate and perform process and control walkthroughs, both internally with process owners and externally with auditors.
Consult on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes and assess the impact of said changes on internal controls to ensure enhancement/reengineering of current processes and controls.
Act as a Subject Matter Expert for internal controls within the Accounting and Corporate IT organizations and partner with Internal Audit to provide reliable and insightful recommendations for implementing effective and efficient controls within business processes.
Coordinate quarterly SOX sub-certifications, process self-assessments, and system self-assessments.
Liaise with internal and external auditors to coordinate all quarterly reviews, control walkthroughs, control testing and substantive testing at interim and year-end.
Coordinate remediation of findings and deficiencies identified by internal and external auditors, advising process owners on internal control enhancements or process changes, as appropriate.
Actively monitor changes in the organization and processes to ensure the SOX controls are updated, and the changes are communicated, in a timely manner.
Spearhead the implementation of SOX GRC application and manage the tool post-implementation including provisioning users, training and administering projects.
Perform scoping, budgeting, tracking of budget versus actuals, and status reporting with service providers
Perform other duties as directed.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
7 years in accounting (combination of public accounting and industry/corporate).
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Information Technology
4-5 years experience in SOX compliance, Accounting, or Internal Audit
Demonstrated capability to apply SOX documentation concepts, analysis and support toward firm-wide SOX compliance
Strong understanding of internal controls and the COSO framework
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, initiative, and integrity
Project management skills and a desire to drive sustainable change
Experience in supervising a SOX Project Management Office
Knowledge of SEC reporting and U.S. GAAP, and experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and the reporting and compliance issues of a public company
Strong work ethic with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Experience managing a SOX GRC tool
Highly Desirable Skills:
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) a plus
Automotive or battery industry experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
*QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.