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Vice President, Internal Audit

Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: Southlake, TX, US, Refer to j

Company: Sabre

Req ID: 52492

Job Family: Finance/Accounting


Sabre is the global leader in innovative technology that leads the travel industry. We are always looking for bright and driven people who have a penchant for technology and want to hone their skills. If you are interested in challenging work, being part of a global team, and solving complex problems through technology, business intelligence and analytics, and Agile practices - then Sabre is right for you! It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs for our airline, hotel, and travel agency customers.

Job Description

The VP, Internal Audit reports directly to the CFO and for the audit assignments to the Audit Committee.  The position is responsible for the delivery of Audit assignments to the Audit Committee, CEO, CFO, Corporate Controller and business as appropriate.  The position leads the Internal Audit team which coordinates Internal Audit issues with other relevant support functions, such as Finance & Accounting, Legal, Tax, Human Resources, Treasury, Corporate Security, Information Management and Communications.


Responsibilities include:


  • Develop the annual audit plan which is presented to the Audit Committee for review and approval.  Independently create, maintain and improve Internal Audit processes, tools and best practices.  Implement an audit program that encompasses the adequacy of the company’s systems of internal controls, reliability of financial information and financial account controls as well as compliance against Code of Conduct.
  • As a member of The Disclosure Committee, review and approve all external reporting and material commercial announcements as it applies to a public listed Company (10Q, 10K, Proxy, Annual Reports, 8K’s etc.)
  • Manage the performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, analyzing evidence and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Lead hiring, training and evaluating staff and taking corrective actions to address performance issues, as necessary.  Manage the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys (as necessary), composing summary memos / reports and preparing work papers.  Manage the staff in the identification, development and documentation of audit issues and recommendations.
  • Evaluate deficiencies and communicate the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to Management.  Track deficiencies to ensure proper remediation or mitigation.
  • Develop materials to support Audit Committee and/or other Board-level reporting requirements.
  • Partner with Management and 3rd party service provider(s) to coordinate scope, timing, and resources for audits.
  • Continuous dialogue with senior management to discuss and identify any major business issues, business risks and control risks.  Create and maintain a network of internal employees and external audit company resources capable of performing the needed assignments.
Job Requirements

This person must be a strong business generalist who can build strong relationships across the company and create high performing teams.  He/She will lead the internal audit department and establish processes and controls.  


Ideal experience includes:


  • Outstanding accounting, auditing, SOX controls testing, and business analysis skills combined with good judgment and credibility.
  • Business experience in two or more job functions including Internal Audit, Finance Controls and/or Business Consulting.
  • Demonstrated success leading global teams, strong project management skills. 
  • Good understanding of various business models and the linkage between business success and operational excellence.
  • University degree, Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and MBA degree preferred.


Individual skills should include:


  • Self-motivated and self-directed.  Provides proactive added–value to the senior management team. 
  • High-performer with proven leadership skills, strong manager.
  • Excellent communicator, with excellent written and speaking skills.
  • Excellent networking skills, develops and maintains productive relationships throughout the company.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinker who can make decisions.  Outstanding technical skills.
  • Structured enough to make as many tasks as possible easily repeatable and to facilitate institutional learning and knowledge sharing; flexible enough to understand when a new solution needs to be created.
  • Committed to the company’s core values.
  • Preferred regional location is Texas, but open to applicants from all regions
  • Expected travel, 25% - 40%


Reasonable Accommodation

Sabre is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants applying for a Sabre position with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact Sabre's Compliance Office at compliance.office@sabre.com.


Affirmative Action

Sabre is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. EEO IS THE LAW


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