Req # 3802BR
Job Title Director of Internal Compliance Audit
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Sage Hospitality Home Office
Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire an accomplished Director of Internal Compliance Audit to oversee our internal audit program throughout the entire organization. As we pose for future growth, we are in need of a proven multi-unit audit leader that will provide strategy, support and leadership across the company. This position will be based at the Home Office in Denver, CO and reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Financial Administration and Accounting.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
The Director of Internal Compliance Audit ensures properties and its employees effectively implement, monitor and adhere to established company procedures and policies; and adhere to federal and state laws. The Director of Internal Compliance Audit may conduct research; perform internal reviews; identify compliance problems that require formal attention; recommend risk management strategies to avoid non-compliance; file compliance reports; participate in planning, coordinating, and conducting audit, monitoring, and due diligence activities; identify and track progress on corrective actions; and assist with the compliance awareness, education, and training initiatives of the organization.
Conduct research of laws, regulations, guidelines, contracts, policies and procedures, and other types of resources or documentation. Analyze and interpret such information in order to effectively perform position responsibilities.
May assist with identifying and resolving deficiencies; training staff on compliance requirements and controls, and/or the development of an annual audit plan that identifies and prioritizes areas of significant compliance risk.
Support audits and due diligence activities. May include the collection, preparation, review, and submission of information, data, and documents to senior management, regulators, or auditors; accurate tracking; record keeping; scheduling or coordinating facilities or interviews; working with or supporting auditors; reporting; and creating/delivering presentations.
Recommend the appropriate staffing for the internal audit function. Hire the internal auditor(s) or external audit firm to perform the audits. Supervise the internal auditor(s) or external firms on the completion of audits. Travel to and participate in some of the more complex audits.
Coordinate, participate in, or execute internal compliance audits and outside entity due diligence and audit activities, as assigned, to systematically review specific functional areas of the organization for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and the Company’s Compliance Program requirements.
Analyze and monitor data and documents relative to compliance oversight.
Adapt or develop effective audit tools and reports as needed to effectively conduct, document, and communicate compliance audit activities. Assess current risk trends and evaluate outside owner audits (may be SOX) and incorporate and modify the internal audit program to ensure compliance in these areas.
Evaluate how technology can be leveraged by the auditors to streamline the audit process. Also, leverage technology to reports audit results and risk trends to a variety of internal customers.
Assist in interpreting audit findings, preparing and completing audit responses, and finalizing reports.
Work with operational functional unit leaders and staff to identify monitoring areas; collect, analyze, and interpret data; and report results of monitoring initiatives. Coordinate with or assist in preparing status and operational monitoring reports for senior management and Compliance Committees. Compile data and analyze for accuracy; identify any trends or issues and bring to senior management’s attention.
Ensure the timeliness of corrective actions. Maintain accurate and complete information concerning the status of all corrective action activities. Develop Compliance and Risk Action Plans as appropriate, determine root cause and impacts, track and monitor to ensure that actions taken effectively address short- and long-term corrections, validate that corrective actions are successfully implemented. Review and evaluate the effectiveness of corrective action plans and provide comprehensive follow-up to supervisor.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to communication with all levels of individuals at the properties and corporate office.
Ability to compile facts and figures.
Ability to operate personal computer and calculator.
Lifting/carrying files and papers up to 5 lbs. No bending/kneeling required. Stationary position. No continuous standing, climbing or driving required.
Education/Formal Training4 Year College Degree.
Hospitality Accounting background strongly preferred, but not required.
Personal computer, calculator and telephone (80-90% of time).
This is a Denver-based position at Sage’s corporate offices. Estimated trav