Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Internal Auditor

Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Finance
Primary Location: United States-California-Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time


Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.


At Intuitive Surgical, you will share in a commitment to excellence by partnering with world-class managers and executive Leadership. We hire quality individuals that display the highest level of integrity, character, and personal accountability, and understand that the way to get things done is through teamwork and continuous improvement. We are committed to creating a best-in-class organization and are looking for individuals that share our commitment to this objective. 

This role will lead and participate in the Company’s financial, operational, and compliance audits, as well as support the Company’s ongoing SOX compliance program. It is a highly visible role within the Company’s Internal Audit department, and interacts with all facets of the company and all levels of management within the organization. You will make value-added recommendations to enhance the Company's internal controls and operating efficiencies, and other processes necessary to mitigate the Company's risks. The candidate should have strong knowledge of internal controls, strong analytical skills, and excellent business judgment.

We are looking for high performing individuals and leaders that can take on additional responsibility as they progress in their career. We are committed to providing an environment that fosters career growth and personal development. If you exemplify our values and want to be part of a company that is a global technology leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, this is the role for you.


• Lead and support all phases of financial and operational audits and compliance projects, including risk assessment, planning, scoping, execution, and reporting.
• Execute complex, high profile, and impactful operational audit, compliance, and continuous improvement initiatives.
• Provide thoughtful leadership, topic expertise, and value-added insights to our operations.
• Assess audit observations, including control weaknesses, with an appropriate degree of professional skepticism, seeking to fully understand risks to the Company.
• Assist business partners with the development of Management Action Plans to mitigate weaknesses; providing guidance on the appropriateness of the plans.
• Promote new ideas and new ways of executing projects and internal infrastructure enhancements.
• Organize, prepare, and present proposals, analyses, and other special projects.
• Design and execute SOX 404 controls testing as assigned by the Internal Audit Manager
• Assess SOX 404 control deficiencies, work directly with process owners and finance management to ensure deficiencies are remediated timely, and perform remediation testing.
• Effectively monitor own performance to ensure plans, schedules, and budgets are met, providing regular updates of progress and issues
• Lead or assist with ad-hoc and special projects as needed


Required Qualifications/Skills:

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field.
• 3-5 years public accounting and/or internal audit experience.
• Professional certification such as (CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.).
• Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by The Institute of Internal Auditors
• Knowledge of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (specifically section 404), PCAOB Auditing Standards, and COSO
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally across all levels of the organization.
• Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
• High ethical and personal standards. Possess a strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment that strives to exceed expectations.

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.