Job Description and Synthesis
Our client, a leading Fortune 500 business services firm, is currently seeking a Senior SOX Compliance Auditor to join their Internal Audit team based in Roseland, NJ. The qualified candidate will execute financial and operational audits of business units, products, activities, and functions. Be actively engaged in the audit process from planning to issuance of the audit report.
Execute the Sarbanes-Oxley walk-throughs and test plans for the company in a timely manner and in accordance with the testing calendar
Document work in accordance with department practices and workpaper standards
Communicate SOX testing results to the project manager, process owner, Local Project Management Office (LPMO) and to senior finance business unit management
Planning and perform Sarbanes-Oxley walk-throughs and testing at assigned locations in accordance with the departmental testing strategy while meeting project deadlines
Prepare and validate detailed findings with appropriate compliance and process management in a clear and concise manner
Prepare and assemble workpapers for assigned audits in accordance with departmental standards and update the SOX repository in a timely manner
Provide timely status reports to the project manager on progress of activities
Set up and co-ordinate closing meetings, providing support to the team members where necessary in presenting their issues
Coordinate and provide guidance to the team (i.e. mentoring) when conducting Sarbanes-Oxley walk-throughs and testing at assigned locations in accordance with the departmental testing strategy while meeting project deadlines
Develop value added relationships with process owners and local business unit management
Supervise work of team members engaged in SOX reviews including workpaper review, monitoring progress in the field, and reviewing identified issues prior to discussing with the project manager
Determine root cause failures and business impact noting and monitoring trends for areas of expertise
Assist with control streamlining/rationalization and benchmarking for areas of expertise
Lead more complex reviews and special projects
2+ years experience, preferable in a Big 4 Public or National Accounting firm, with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley work
Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting preferred
Must have superior internal control and audit skills and familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley sections 302 and 404
Moderate out of town and local travel, estimated at no more than 20% per year is required
Ability to work independently and proactively manage workload
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with the appropriate levels of management and the internal audit team
Excellent time management skills and a process-oriented approach
Flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions and requirements
Facilitate teamwork by contributing to team efforts, sharing responsibility for team results and exhibiting a positive attitude
Ability to work independently and proactively to execute critical tasks, including participation in the planning, execution, administration, reporting and review of all phases of operational and compliance audits, business risk identification, audit program development and execution, audit observation discussion and development, and interaction with key management associates.
Rapidly assimilate and apply new knowledge in areas such as: general business, transaction processing industry, financial accounting, business writing and presentations, business risk and mitigation techniques, and ADP businesses and practices.
Advanced ability in analyzing risk and designing efficient control practices to minimize risk.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Facilitate teamwork by contributing to team efforts, sharing responsibility for team results and exhibiting a positive attitude.
Moderate out of town and local travel, estimated at 15% -20% per year