Staff Internal Auditor II

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Long Beach, California, United States


Full Time

3 months ago

Job description


Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!


Rocket Lab’s Finance team is responsible for all financial transactions for the company, operating as a well-oiled machine to maximize the value of our work. Our Finance team are made up of planners, analysts and accountants, and manage our policies, compliance, and reporting. They’re the ones who keep our financial operations in check, always thinking ahead and taking care to meet all of our financial, business, and government obligations. They’re attentive, diligent, and meticulous, and are mission-critical to Rocket Lab.



  • Write narratives and prepare flowcharts documenting internal control processes and current procedures
  • Collaborate with process owners / managers to ensure proper documentation of all significant processes
  • Examine internal control weaknesses and recommend best practices
  • Identify key controls and develop work programs for testing of these key controls
  • Perform and documents SOX walkthroughs and testing in accordance with the Company’s frameworks
  • Summarize test results at the conclusion of testing and communicate to the process owners any control deficiencies and provide recommendations for remediation
  • Assist with the maintenance of consistency and quality in SOX compliance work across the organization
  • Stay apprised of all new SOX compliance guidelines and interpretations and new PCAOB requirements
  • Plan the scope of work and monitor progress on audit projects, ensuring quality audit work within defined time frames
  • Provide audit deliverables inclusive of, but not limited to, creating process flow documents, performing detailed test work, and summarizing results in work papers
  • Work with finance and accounting team to ensure that audit findings are resolved timely


  • Bachelors degree and 2+ years’ experience working in corporate internal audit department, public accounting, or consulting firm
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Comprehension of internal auditing standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO and risk-assessment practice

These Qualifications would be nice to have: 

  • Prior internship/co-op experience is recommended, but not required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office products and video conferencing tools
  • Good listening skills, maintains a sense of urgency to complete tasks, organizational skills, and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with ITGC’s preferred
  • Should have an outgoing, inquisitive personality and a willingness to pursue full understanding of the topics being discussed
    • Demonstrated problem solving abilities with customer service orientation
    • Independent self-starter and flexible team player
    • Ability to work in fast paced environment with changing processes and procedures


The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

Base salary is only one part of Rocket Lab’s compensation package for this role. You may be eligible for company stock, stock options, or cash incentives, and can purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab’s Employee Stock Purchase Program. Employee benefits may also include medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; 401(k) retirement plan options; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; paid parental leave; and other discounts and perks.  

Base Pay Range (CA Only)
$60,000$90,000 USD


We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at [email protected].This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.



For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.


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