Job Details

Post Date 8/26/2021
Title Internal Audit Manager
Employment Type Full Time
City San Diego
State CA

Are you a solution-oriented and passionate leader focused on adding value, improving processes/controls/systems, and championing risk management?

Are you interested in being part of an S&P 500 company that is growing and expanding globally?

If so, then this could be the role for you!

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company® provides shareholders with dependable monthly income.  Over the past 52 years, Realty Income has been acquiring and managing freestanding commercial properties that generate rental revenue under long-term net-lease agreements.  Our company attracts individuals who value integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. If you appreciate working on a truly collaborative team in a professional environment in a company that encourages a work-life balance, make sure to apply today!

We are currently looking to hire an experienced audit professional to be our next Internal Audit Manager, reporting to the VP of Internal Audit.  This individual will be responsible for managing a team, leading Internal Audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, participating in the Enterprise Risk Assessment and formulation of audit plan, as well as other projects as assigned. You will support the development and deployment of data analytics and data visualization to deliver business intelligence.  In this position, you will have a unique view of Realty Income, with a lens into all aspects of the audit process. As an Internal Audit management team member, you will work closely and report directly to the VP, Head of Internal Audit.

The mission of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve Realty Income’s operations through identifying preventable risk.

Internal Audit supports the Company in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The objectives of Internal Audit are to assist all levels of management and the audit committee of the company’s board of directors in the effective discharge of their responsibilities, by conducting thorough independent audits of their activities and furnishing recommendations, counsel and information concerning activities reviewed.

Internal Audit functionally reports to the Realty Income Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors, and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer. Internal Audit is part of the larger Finance organization.

Your Contribution to the Team Includes

Internal Audit Plan

  • Participate in the Enterprise Risk Assessment and developing a dynamic risk-based audit plan.
  • Maintain an informed perspective on organizational risks.
  • Design and lead audits to evaluate the Company’s strengths and the processes employed by management to effectively identify and manage risk.
  • Evaluate compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provide value added recommendations to improve processes.
  • Identify reportable issues, perform root cause analysis, and provide remediation recommendations.
  • Ensure identified audit findings have been vetted with appropriate management.
  • Ensure audit results are presented in a clear and concise manner.
  • Monitor progress to ensure corrective actions are implemented timely.
  • Communicate results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and/or oral presentations to management.


  • Maintain the Sarbanes-Oxley risk assessment including COSO 2013 evaluation.
  • Maintain the Sarbanes-Oxley risk control matrices which map internal controls to related control objectives and financial statement and disclosure assertions.
  • Maintain appropriate process documentation including narratives and flowcharts.
  • Perform walkthroughs, testing, and analysis to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Supervise and review internal audit testing to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Develop and implement Sarbanes-Oxley compliance best practices.
  • Interpret changes in the regulatory environment (e.g., SEC, PCAOB) or industry frameworks (e.g., COSO) and provide recommendations to meet those requirements and improve business processes.
  • Report to senior management and external auditors regarding approach, timing, and performance as well as identified deficiencies.

 Data Analytics

  • Support the development and deployment of data analytics and data visualization to deliver business intelligence.
  • Leadership
  • Serve as a coach and mentor and provide opportunities for on-the-job training for staff, as well as other team members.
  • Participate in recruiting, on-boarding & development of Internal Audit personnel.
  • Build effective working relationships and trust with business partners across the organization.

What You’ll Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Technology or related field.
  • 6 or more years professional audit experience with 2 years previous supervisory experience.
  • CPA, CIA, or CISA or other related certification.
  • Ability to establish effective business relationships within the organization. Skills in dealing with people, understanding human relations, and maintaining satisfactory relationships with engagement clients. A history of building and maintaining a solid network and excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communications skills, including ability to present to, advise and educate executive leadership and Board of Directors. Must be able to convey complicated topics and issues in a straight-forward and concise manner, and be able to tailor communication style to the audience including such matters as engagement objectives, evaluations, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • A strong understanding of IPPF Internal Auditing Standards and techniques; experience with risk-based internal auditing and annual planning; demonstrated knowledge of SOX 404 regulations and compliance.
  • Self-motivation and initiative to organize and prioritize work, advancing multiple assignments concurrently within established timelines.
  • Proficiency in applying accounting principles and techniques.
  • Real estate industry or Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) experience preferred.


What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive Salary including potential for bonus and stock awards.
  • Best-in-class Benefit Package
  • Collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
  • Being a part of a company who does the right thing, take ownership, empower each other, celebrate differences, and give more than we take.

Realty Income is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  For more information click here.  If you require accessibility support to submit your application or other reasonable accommodations to participate in the recruitment process, please contact, or call 800-375-6700.  An employee will respond to your message to begin the interactive process. Please note that this phone number and email address are only for individuals seeking a disability accommodation when applying for a job.

To all recruitment agencies; Realty Income does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job’s alias, Realty Income employees, or any company location. Realty Income is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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