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Job Category
Internal Audit
Job Type
Employment Type
Jan 08, 2024
Job Responsibilities


1. TSMC's Internal Audit function is an independent unit that reports directly to the Board of Directors. Besides informing the Board during its ordinary meetings, it briefs the Chairman, the Board Audit and Risk Committee, and the Management Committee on a quarterly and on as needed basis.

2. The charter of Internal Audit is to review the internal controls in the company's processes and to report on those controls with respect to the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of their design as well as their actual functioning on a day-to-day basis. All parts of the company and its subsidiaries are open for review by Internal Audit.

3. This opening is based in the US and reports directly to the HQ Internal Audit Head. The primary responsibility is to oversee all TSMC subsidiaries in the US and Canada, as well as participate in HQ audit projects for both Taiwan and US regional audits.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

1. Lead, or participate in as a member, the audit project throughout the entire project cycle from risk assessment to final finding communication as well as periodic follow-up on improvement status, if any.

2. Lead, or participate in as a member, the organizational capability establishment activities. Examples include data analytics and application, risk universe update, GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) system implementation, facilitating 2nd Line of Defense activities, adoption of emerging technology, etc. 

3. Conduct training related to internal control, risk assessment, etc.

4. Coordinate company-wide activities such as annual Control Self-Assessment, streamlining policy/procedure/SOP, internal control maturity assessment, and Internal Control Champion (ICC) program.

5. Establish a communication channel with regional offices and fabs in the US to offer prompt internal control support, facilitate internal control activities, and aid in designing internal control processes in case of discrepancies between HQ and regional offices.  

6. Participate in US-hosted internal audit conferences, symposiums, and forums by global companies to serve as a means to share insights on their internal control activities and methods, thereby acting as a bridge for transmitting this knowledge to headquarters.

7. Facilitate cross-functional internal control enhancement project if/when appropriate

8. Take special assignments as they arise

Location: Phoenix, AZ 

Job Qualifications

1. The candidate is expected to: 

(1) Uphold high standards of integrity, objectivity, and fairness, to build and maintain stakeholders’ (auditee, management, Board, etc.) trust and confidence via mature and professional manner

(2) Possess an analytical, logical, business-oriented mindset, allowing to link cause and effect within and across the boundaries of multiple Functions, and to develop insight

(3) Have in-depth understanding or hands-on experiences in more than one of the major transaction cycles such as purchase-to-payment, fixed asset, production and inventory, reporting, etc. 

(4) Be familiar with internal control framework, risk assessment, and executive briefing.

(5) Be effective in inter-personal skill, change management, and conflict resolution

2. Key Expertise:

(1) 10+ years of work experiences including minimum 5 years in internal audit function of technology/manufacturing companies or big 4 CPA firms

(2) Having work experiences in the semiconductor industry is a plus.

3. Education:

(1) BA/MA in Accounting/Finance, or BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related engineering discipline.

(2) Professional certificate such as CIA, CPA, CISSP, CISA and/or CFE is a plus.

4. Personal Attributes:

(1) The intellectual capacity to master new subject domains and climb steep learning curve on a continuous basis 

(2) Drive, diligence, endurance, and tenacity for impactful business results.  

(3) Good project management skills; ability to lead, facilitate, and follow in a strong teamwork environment; sound judgment when facing ambiguity

(4) Self-starter, able to work effectively, and require minimum supervision