VP of Internal Audit

Denver, CO

This position is needed to lead the strategy, development, and program execution of our global Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley function.

This role will report to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and our Senior Vice President, Global Controller. We seek an accomplished relationship builder with a strong track record of effectiveness in a constantly evolving environment. This leader will make valuable contributions by: leading the development and execution of a risk-based audit plan that aligns with Twilio’s priorities and initiatives; knowing the business and associated risks and tailoring our programs to address those risks; working with business leaders to proactively improve processes and policies; maintaining high engagement with internal stakeholders; and elevating a highly functioning results-oriented team. 


In this role, you will:

  • Set the vision and strategy for the Internal Audit function. 
  • Direct the execution of our Sarbanes-Oxley testing program, including collaboration with our external auditor to ensure efficient and effective coverage of our financial controls and enhancing external audit leverage of our internal audit work. 
  • Select and implement a risk-based internal audit plan, including advisory audits throughout the business resulting in high-impact observations and proposed solutions. 
  • Communicate results of the SOX program and critical observations from the advisory audits to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and senior levels of management.
  • Elevate, lead, and inspire an impactful team with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, using a collaborative management style with a willingness to dig into details to support our objectives in a hyper-growth public company environment.
  • Drive collaborative and proactive relationships with key stakeholders, including key constituents throughout the Company including but not limited to the Controllership, Security, Legal & Compliance, IT, Go to Market, Product, and Engineering departments.  


Not all applicants will have skills that match a job description exactly. Twilio values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets the required qualifications to apply. While having “desired” qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. If your career is just starting or hasn't followed a traditional path, don't let that stop you from considering Twilio. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!


  • Minimum of 15+ years of accounting and/or audit experience at a global public company and/or Big 4 firm with experience building and leading teams in well-disciplined organizations where best practices are integral to the management of the business. 
  • BS of BA in Business, Accounting, IT, or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Superior communication skills (both oral and written) with experience preparing and delivering Board of Director or Audit Committee level presentations. 
  • Unwavering integrity.
  • Experience leading an internal audit function at a global publicly traded company, either directly or through the outsourced advisory function of a Big 4 firm.
  • Experience with acquisitions and the resulting GAAP, integration, and control complexities from a SOX perspective. 
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable in matters of information technology controls including Change Management, Logical Access, and Software Development Lifecycle. 
  • A high level of energy and ability to thrive in fast-paced, dynamic business environments, with a demonstrated track record of excelling under pressure while maintaining an accountable, collaborative, positive environment.


  • Experience auditing platform, SAAS, or technology companies.
  • A background in data analytics.
  • Experience automating processes to eliminate manual controls, including robotic process automation. 
  • MBA or Masters in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations and related auditing procedures. 
  • Experience leading a remote-first, globally distributed workforce. 


This role will be located in our Denver or Atlanta office or remotely in the US. Approximately 10% travel is anticipated.

What we offer

There are many benefits to working at Twilio, including things like competitive pay, generous time-off, ample parental and wellness leave, healthcare, a retirement savings program, and much more. Offerings vary by location.


Twilio thinks big. Do you?

We like to solve problems, take initiative, pitch in when needed, and are always up for trying new things. That's why we seek out colleagues who embody our values — something we call Twilio Magic. Additionally, we empower employees to build positive change in their communities by supporting their volunteering and donation efforts.

So, if you're ready to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and be the best version of yourself, apply now!

*Please note this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well. The information below is provided for those hired in Colorado only.

If you are a Colorado applicant:

  • The estimated pay range for this role, based in Colorado, is $260,000 - $327,000.
  • Additionally, this role is eligible to participate in Twilio's equity plan.


The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state. This role is also eligible to participate in Twilio’s equity plan and for the following benefits: health care insurance, 401(k) retirement account, paid sick time, paid personal time off, paid parental leave.

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