Internal Audit System Operations Senior

  • Bengaluru, India
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Internal Audit
  • Work Location: Bangalore Vector Office (IBV)--LOC_WDT_IBV
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description


This position is reporting to the Director of Enterprise Risk & Audit Operations and an integral player in building a strong, dynamic global internal audit function. This Senior position will be a member of the Internal Audit Operations team based in our Bangalore, India offices.



Reporting to the Director, the <Manager/Senior/Staff> will assist in leading and executing recurring and improvement projects for the Internal Audit Operations team globally, assisting in Internal Audit function improvement projects, and collaborating with the other Internal Audit pillars – Finance & Operations audit, IT & Cyber audit, Process Automation & Data Analytics, and Consulting & Advisory.

Execution of recurring and improvement projects in the management of internal audit operations across all Pillars globally including:

  • Provide system administration support for the Internal Audit IT systems, including managing access, project setup, dashboard/report development, and other master data maintenance.
  • Develop knowledge of key elements of editing records and creating superuser knowledge individually and as part of the broader Internal Audit, Internal Controls, and ERM function matures with system usage.
  • Assisting the Process Automation & Data analytics team with identifying and developing automation opportunities and leveraging the audit system investments to drive efficiency savings.
  • Assist Internal Audit Operations with monitoring status of projects on the audit plan, personnel scheduling, monitoring and reporting on hours budgets and budget ersus actual, administering the Internal Audit Quality Assessment & Improvement Plan, monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators for function, following up and reporting on audit issues and management action plans, preparing reports on audit findings and other data to key stakeholders, and assisting with creation of Audit Committee materials.
  • Performs functional benchmarking projects on systems and tools as needed.
  • Developing, delivering, and supporting career development and training.
  • Assisting in the maturation of the data analytics function, including working to audit robotic process automations, application controls, and other IT dependent controls in close coordination with the data analytics and IT pillar teams.
  • Assisting with continued development and refinement of strategy, structure, operations, and model for the Internal Audit Operations pillar.
  • Assists on special assignments for Chief Audit Executive or other member of the Internal Audit leadership team as needed.


Required and preferred knowledge and job skills:

  • Work experience: 3+ years of progressive work experience required. Strong preference for some US Public Company Internal Audit experience and background with a large public accounting firm.
  • Certification: CIA or CPA (or equivalent) or CISA professional certification strongly preferred with expectation of base certification shortly upon hire if not already obtained. Preference for additional certifications including CIA, CPA (or equivalent), or PMP.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with focus on Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science, or Finance required. Preference for a Master’s degree.
  • Internal Audit Project Execution Skills: Knowledge of risk assessment, testing, sampling, review, root cause identification, audit reporting, and consulting skills required. Preference for additional skills in other internal audit pillars.
  • Internal Audit Operations Execution Skills: Outstanding project and time management skills required.
  • Internal Audit Technical Skills: Ability to work with multiple audit systems & tools including wDesk, AuditBoard, data visualization (Tableau, Altreyx) and common Microsoft Office tools (word, powerpoint, and excel). Knowledge of data analytics and automation software a plus. Preference for prior industry knowledge and technical skills in external or internal audit.
  • Internal Audit Soft Skills: Ability to constructively assist with difficult conversations, excellent presentation skills, ability to assist in influencing and managing expectations of stakeholders, coaching and developing team members, relationship building, and business partnering skills required.
  • Language: Excellent verbal and written English language skills required. Secondary written and verbal language skills a plus.
  • Travel: Ability and willingness to travel throughout globally up to 25%.

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.