The Manager of the SOX Program, under the direction of the Internal Audit Director, SOX and SSAE 18 programs, actively leads the annual Global SOX project for the company. This includes setting the foundation of the program and agreeing on the approach with Management and validation with the external auditors regarding scope, level of reliance, and timing of testing. The Manager SOX Program will be responsible for establishing, coordinating, and directing the overall SOX program within the Internal Audit team, including resources, the timing of required activities such as walkthroughs, testing, and reporting based on agreed-upon timing with external auditors and Management.
Create, maintain and communicate SOX Program Plan to ensure the readiness of the organization to meet required deliverables.
Manage a team of auditors (made up of a combination of direct reports, loaned auditors, and consultants) to perform walk-throughs, testing, work paper development, etc.
Effective and efficient collaboration with the external auditors and across the IT SOX Team and other members of the Internal Audit team
Make sure the overall project is efficient and completed in the relevant timeframe
Review, evaluation, and feedback to auditors regarding the Design and Implementation and Operating Effectiveness Testing performed by others.
Issues are identified and reported to management timely (understanding the true impact and root cause of the issue)
Monitor and make recommendations to Management on the impact of system and or control deficiencies.
Formulate conclusions concerning internal controls over the reliability of financial reporting with Management with subsequent reporting to the Audit Committee.
Stay current on changes in regulatory guidance, industry best practices, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits
Identify opportunities with Management to progress the SOX program, including opportunities for control automation, risk identification and control design, tools and systems used to manage and record testing results, etc.
7 - 10 years of work experience, with 3+ years at a public accounting company preferred, including experience in SOX/internal controls, internal/external auditing, operation, and process improvement
Ability to draw on a variety of prior experiences, including direct Management engagement, related functional experience in technical and subject matter knowledge, and project management, in order to lead and direct the team to success
Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies, performance measurement and metrics, and business and financial analysis
Consultative abilities, sound judgment decision-making skills, and ability to work under continual deadline pressure
Demonstrated ability to lead others to execute a business plan
Demonstrated ability to build rapport, influence, and problem solve with various levels of client employees
Demonstrated ability to successfully facilitate root-cause analysis on complex issues
Able to collaborate, negotiate and persuade, while maintaining positive relationships with employees, peers, internal partners, clients, and third-party partners
The ability to travel up to 25% is required
Complexity and Creativity
Must have the ability to effectively understand and document complex business processes and identify internal control design flaws and/or inefficiencies. Must have the organization skills to efficiently manage multiple tasks and projects.
Guidance and Freedom to Act
Freedom to Act within the supervision of the Internal Audit Director, SOX, and SSAE 18 programs.
Impacts all facets of the organization (revenues, expenses, balance items, departments, etc) as the audit and SOX coverage encompasses the entire business.
Contacts within the Company are daily with the Audit and SOX team, Accounting and Finance personnel, and any department that may be audited. Presentations to the auditee (including Sr. Management) may occur after each audit. Occasional contact with external auditors or audit consultants is expected.
Formal Supervisory Responsibilities
Coordinating and planning SOX control testing
Support of SOX test work programs
May provide oversight or review the work papers
The base pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position. Actual pay rates will vary and will be based on various factors, such as your qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base pay is one component of the company's total compensation package. Most sales positions are eligible for commission under the terms of an applicable plan. Non-sales roles are typically eligible for a quarterly or annual bonus based on their role and applicable plan. The company's comprehensive and market-competitive benefits are designed to support your personal and professional well-being. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurances, retirement savings plans, paid time off, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and more.