Colony Capital

  • Internal Audit Manager

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-NY-New York
    Posted Date
    1 week ago(1 week 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 Audit Manager will be a hands-on lead of internal audit projects, the SOX program, and risk assessments of the Company’s operational and financial processes.  This individual must have the ability lead teams, manage projects, execute in all phases of an audit and maintain strong working relationships with individuals at all levels of the Company.


    • Lead audit projects using an approach that emphasizes the importance of understanding the business in assessing, benchmarking and testing risk, controls and key processes at the Company.
    • Drive the development of reasonable and business-minded action plans to address identified risks, control exceptions and process improvement opportunities.
    • Manage the execution of the SOX Program, including but not limited to, preparation of process narratives and flows, development of test plans in line with overall program approach, and assessment of controls design and effectiveness
    • Responsible for ongoing engagement with the business on implementation of action plans
    • Oversee the work of internal staff and contractors in executing on audit tasks and projects, including timely review of audit work papers and issuance of audit reports
    • 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 to meet project objectives and time-lines
    • Develop and enhance the skill-sets and capabilities of Internal Audit staff


    • 4-year degree in accounting, finance or other business related field
    • A minimum of 6-8 years of internal 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
    • Knowledge of investment management, lending or REITs preferred
    • Strong understanding of SOX compliance
    • Firm grasp of corporate governance structure, risk management and controls practices
    • Data analytics experience is a plus
    • Must be detail oriented, efficient and organized
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, often on multiple projects simultaneously that may span across a number of business groups
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Advance level capabilities using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
    • 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


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