Partner with key business partners to develop / update EtE flowcharts, as well as, the identification / documentation of key controls that mitigate financial statement risks.
Gathers and reviews existing policies, narratives, and flowcharts to develop an understanding of the business processes underlying key financial statement risks and the existing SOX controls.
Independently collaborates with control and process owners on ongoing design of internal controls, identifies control gaps and proposes control re-
design and / or new controls to address gaps.
Provides recommendations for control process improvements that will increase efficiency with adequate coverage of risks.
Develops and recommends remediation plans and works with business partners to resolve deficiencies through process changes, improvements, automation, or the addition of new processes.
Supports integration of newly acquired businesses by helping to develop and implement controls to achieve SOX compliance.
Partner with EtE Owners to update and maintain process documentation / flowcharts and controls and where necessary perform walkthroughs to validate the existing SOX documentation and ensure that any changes are implemented
Identify potential SOX implications of changes in the control environment as a result of but not limited to, accounting regulations, internal company policies, system enhancements or implementations etc.
Required Work Experience / Background
CPA or Chartered Accountant
9+ years of relevant experience
Knowledge & experience of SOX requirements / Accounting / Audit experience
Exposure to Financial services industry
Strong analytical and communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft applications ( Visio a plus)
Strong attention to detail
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to learn and apply learning quickly
Excellent team player / team leading skills
Problem solving skills
Time management organizing and prioritizing work
Ability to meet strict reporting deadlines