Associate, Internal Audit

Realty Income

San Diego, California

Date Posted February 28, 2023
Industry Internal Audit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. Our company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 11,000 commercial real estate properties owned under long-term lease agreements with regional and national commercial tenants. To date, our company has declared over 600 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 53-year operating history and has continually increased the dividend since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). Our company attracts individuals who value integrity, perseverance, and teamwork.

Job Summary:

The Associate Internal Auditor will be responsible for executing financial and operational internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance activities, process reviews and various ad hoc projects assigned to them. You will support the development and deployment of data analytics and data visualization to delivery business intelligence. In this position, you will have a unique view of Realty Income, with a lens into all aspects of the business operations.

The mission of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve Realty Income’s operations through identifying preventable risk.

Internal Audit supports the Company in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The objectives of Internal Audit are to assist all levels of management and the audit committee of the company’s board of directors in the effective discharge of their responsibilities, by conducting thorough independent audits of their activities and furnishing recommendations, counsel and information concerning activities reviewed.

Internal Audit functionally reports to the Realty Income Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors, and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer. Internal Audit is part of the larger Finance organization

Your Contribution to the Team Includes:

  • Maintain the Sarbanes-Oxley risk control matrices, which map internal controls to related control objectives and financial statement and disclosure assertions.
  • Maintain appropriate process documentation including narratives and flowcharts.
  • Schedule and plan walkthroughs for Sarbanes-Oxley design testing.
  • Perform walkthroughs, testing, and analysis to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Develop and implement Sarbanes-Oxley compliance best practices.
  • Interpret changes in the regulatory environment (e.g., SEC, PCAOB) or industry frameworks (e.g., COSO) and provide recommendations to meet those requirements and improve business processes

Internal Audit Plan
  • Maintain an informed perspective on organizational risks.
  • Evaluate compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provide value added recommendations to improve processes.
  • Identify reportable issues, perform root cause analysis, and provide remediation recommendations.
  • Ensure identified audit findings have been vetted with appropriate management.
  • Ensure audit results are presented in a clear and concise manner.
  • Monitor progress to ensure corrective actions are implemented timely.
  • Communicate results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and/or oral presentations to management.
  • Perform quarterly testing as assigned and assist with compiling results for presentation to the Audit Committee.
  • Support Internal Audit Management in performing risk-based audits including test of design, test of operating effectiveness, and conclusions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Technology or related field.
  • 0-2 years of internship or work experience in internal or external auditing, including SOX controls testing
  • General understanding of internal control and the demonstrated ability to evaluate and determine the adequacy of controls by considering regulatory and business risks.
  • Ability to establish effective business relationships within the organization and maintain knowledge of the Company’s operations.
  • Demonstrated integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values.
  • Self-motivation and initiative to organize and prioritize work, advancing multiple assignments concurrently within established timelines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • A quick learner that displays excellent judgment and problem-solving skills, which enable timely and appropriately risk balanced advice and guidance.

Realty Income expects to pay an hourly rate in the range of $25.00 - $36.00. You may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus and an annual discretionary stock award, (dependent on date of hire) to be discussed during the initial phone interview. Base salary and total compensation package determined by the candidate's experience, knowledge, education, skills, performance, and abilities, as well as internal equity, company performance, and alignment with market data.

Most US based full-time and part-time roles come with flexible schedules. We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Our 401(k)-retirement plan has a company match of 50% up to 6% of eligible compensation. Realty Income also offers other wellness, financial, and work/lifestyle-specific benefits, along with 8.6 PTO hours every month; in addition to 12 paid holidays, and paid volunteer time. Realty Income’s purpose is to build enduring relationships and brighter financial futures, and this starts with you!


  • Health insurance