• Director SOX Compliance

    Location US-IL-Northbrook | IN-Bangalore
    Job ID
    2018-11299
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    Motivated candidate and a results-oriented leader to join our team as a Director, focusing on establishment and management of our SOX compliance program. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience identifying and evaluating financial and technology risks, identification of Internal Control over Financial Reporting, evaluating the design of internal controls, and managing a program that assesses the effectiveness of Internal Control over Financial Reporting, with the goal of achieving high level of operational excellence, minimizing deficiencies and reducing risk for the company. Operate as a thought leader and champion of the Internal Audit vision and strategy by supporting and actively communicating with the team and our business partners.  In addition, the candidate will be detail-oriented and have the skills necessary to influence people in a fast-growing private company with operations across the globe. This position will report to the Chief Audit Executive.

    Responsibilities

    • Display a high standard of ethics and professionalism
    • Ensure the delivery of high quality, timely work products
    • Set a high standard and clear expectations for the team; challenge, encourage, and motivate individuals to maximize their potential to achieve individual and department objectives
    • Establish, direct and deliver the global SOX program for a first year filer including SOX scoping, end-to-end process documentation, control testing, remediation recommendations, deficiency evaluation, and reporting processes and provide technical internal control and audit expertise
    • Exhibit a strong understanding of GAAP, SOX, COSO, IT audit concepts, and leading business practices
    • Evaluate current design effectiveness and recommend best in class controls, driving change throughout the processes
    • Prepare control owners for and support the annual SOX cycle of risk assessments, walkthroughs, control refreshes
    • Drive process discipline, provide expertise to ensure controls are properly worded and teams are prepared to execute with excellence
    • Educate the team on proper control execution, audit evidence, stay ahead of trends and ensure teams are operating to the latest standards
    • Manage team resources and work plans to ensure effective and efficient utilization
    • Be a highly motivated self-starter that is innovative with a desire to continuously improve processes and the control environment
    • Drive the SOX scoping and risk assessment by collaborating with cross-functional teams to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or operating effectiveness of controls
    • Drive projects to reduce the number of manual controls, work with IT and other teams to achieve automated controls and ITGCs over systems as needed
    • Speak persuasively and defend complex positions effectively
    • Thrive in a creative, dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects and resources simultaneously
    • Deliver timely and concise communication, including providing updates on SOX status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies
    • Prepare executive management and Audit Committee materials highlighting overall SOX progress and results
    • Be a great partner; establish and maintain excellent relationships within the team, co-sourcing partners, external auditors, and with leaders across the business
    • Maintain on-going communication with internal and external auditors including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, and deficiency evaluation
    • Support/execute Sarbanes Oxley readiness initiatives for emerging areas, such as acquisitions, and new technologies
    • Proactively anticipate changing needs/opportunities in our SOX program
    • Travel domestically and internationally up to 40%
    • Demonstrate strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word, Project, and Visio

    Qualifications

    • Experience in audit and new SOX implementation experience
    • Knowledge/experience with key business processes in a diversified testing, advisory service, and technology company (e.g., Quote-to-Cash, Sales Commissions, Procure-to-Pay, Hire-to-Pay)
    • The ability to quickly develop strong working relationships with internal departments, including IT personnel, internal and external auditors
    • A willingness to challenge status quo and drive continuous improvement through change
    • CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, or other relevant designation
    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, information systems, or related field
    • A minimum of 10 years of experience overall in some combination of internal audit, public accounting, risk management, and/or a business operational role such as finance or IT
    • Experience with TeamMate, Oracle, HFM, NetSuite
    • At least 5 years Big 4 public accounting experience
    • At a minimum 4 years of experience managing and developing teams
    • The ability to effectively communicate points-of-view and recommendations to key SOX stakeholders
    • Proven organizational and project management skills
    • Process improvement expertise in business processes and systems
    • Demonstrate exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to speak the language of the business not just ‘audit speak’

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