Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Manager, Internal Controls

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”


Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Senior Manager, Internal Controls will help establish and maintain a best-in-class internal audit function. The Internal Audit function provides independent objective assurance and advisory services to our Company that are designed to improve controls, operations, risk management and compliance. Internal Audit works closely with accounting, legal, logistics, IT, management and the external auditor.


The Senior Manager will be responsible for planning and conducting financial business process and information technology general control (ITGC) compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and provide assurance. He or she will liaise with business and corporate management to complete an annual risk assessment and develop and execute an annual SOX and ITGC Audit plan.


The Senior Manager will report on the development and execution of the internal audit plan, SOX and ITGC testing plan to executive management. The Senior Manager will make recommendations to management to increase the effectiveness and/or efficiency of the control systems reviewed and identify and evaluate emerging areas of operational and organizational risk.


The preferred candidate should demonstrate executive presence and leadership, accountancy and/or auditing qualifications and experience of auditing (internal or external) in organizations of similar size and complexity. The position will require excellent interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to influence decision making at a senior level.




  • Develop and execute the annual audit plan using a risk-based approach in conjunction with senior management; present the plan to executive management and the audit committee.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain SOX and ITGC audit plan
  • Effectively utilize the audit process to identify control and operating weaknesses and to develop recommendations to address for divisions and operations of the company focusing on financial, operational or information technology areas
  • Develop strong relationships with business leaders, guiding them on how to think about identifying and mitigating risks in their environment.
  • Prepare the risk assessment, ensuring that it aligns with the company’s strategic plan.
  • Partner with Legal and Compliance on the annual ERM assessment and ongoing monitoring of key risks
  • Provide reports to the audit committee on the company’s system of internal controls significant audit issues, investigations, and special projects
  • Track audit findings, drive development of action plans, and follow up on remediation actions and issue closure
  • Interface regularly with senior management and business and functional leaders
  • Communicate independently and effectively with key stakeholders


  • Strong internal control background – COSO
  • Strong ITGC background - COBIT


Required Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business
  • 7+ years of related experience
  • ITGC testing and evaluation experience
  • Internal Audit experience
  • Manufacturing industry experience (Preferred)
  • Public Accounting experience (Preferred)
  • CPA or CIA certification
  • Critical thinker, challenges the status quo, strong analytical capability and risk management mindset.
  • Strong business acumen and able to make financial-operational linkages.
  • Possesses strong knowledge of the overarching IT organizations’ application goals and relevant mitigating controls.
  • Demonstrates initiative and has capability and maturity to operate independently and delegate and guide supporting team members.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of complex financial data
  • Invites and uses the opinions and perspectives of others. Engages people in a dialogue to gain commitment and bring them "on board", linking their perspective to the intent.
  • Thinks creatively and responds to changes as opportunities rather than seeing barriers.
  • Strong executive presence, ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to adapt, quick-learner, strong project management and execution skills
  • High personal standards and professional ethics with a commitment to excellence.
  • Passion to help improve operations continuously.

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30% travel may be required

Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.

Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • A casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


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