Colony Capital

  • Senior Auditor

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Accounting - Internal Audit
  • Overview

    Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) is a leading global real estate and investment management firm that creates long-term value through investing in real estate and real estate-related assets. With $43B AUM and over 400 employees in 17 locations, CLNY is one of the world’s largest real estate investors, owners, and operators with a diversified portfolio that spans across multiple asset classes, including industrial, healthcare, hospitality and opportunistic equity and debt.


    The Internal Senior Auditor will be responsible for the planning and execution of financial and operational audit activities. This individual will be a key participant in the SOX Program, conducting assessments of design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, identifying risks and exposures, and providing consultation on the control environment, business processes and control structure.


    • Execute and support the SOX Program, including but not limited to, preparing process narratives and flows, developing test plans in line with overall program approach, assessing the design of controls through walkthroughs, and conducting control testing.
    • Assist in the planning phase of audit projects by reviewing available information and data, addressing both risk and regulatory requirements and designing audit programs
    • Perform, manage and lead audit projects through the execution phase, including the proper execution of the audit program, preparation of thorough audit support, administration over the audit timeline, and communication with key audit partners and participants
    • Deliver value-add solutions to help the business address identified audit observations, and effectively communicate through audit reports designed to provide strong risk insights and understanding of the business
    • Perform data analytics procedures to identify trends, anomalies and potential control / policy exceptions
    • Self-starter and quick-learner, capable of learning new audit subjects and can adapt to a high-paced project team
    • Demonstrate discipline in accepted audit frameworks and standards through all facets of audit execution
    • Work within the team structure to deliver timely on all audit tasks, and guide audit staff when necessary



    • Minimum of 5 years of audit experience with an accounting firm and/or in internal audit roles within financial services, investment management or REITs
    • Professional certifications, such as CPA or CIA preferred
    • Strong understanding of SOX compliance
    • Knowledge of investment management, lending or REITs preferred
    • Must be detail oriented, efficient and organized
    • Ability to multi-task and work in tight frames and deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio at an advanced level
    • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external vendors to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results
    • Strong integrity and sense of judgement, capable of conveying a fair but unwavering sense of independence
    • 4-year degree in accounting, finance or other business related field


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