City
Gaithersburg

State
MD

Job Type
Contract Full-Time

Job Description

Our direct client is seeking systems savvy Accountant with SOX Compliance experience for a 3-6 month remote assignment for the following responsibilities and requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct annual SOX financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping process to ensure adequate scope and testing of the Company's financial statements and set materiality thresholds for audit.
  • Work with external advisors on SAP implementation to ensure issues are identified and resolved
  • Update and maintain management's SOX process controls documentation (process flowcharts and RACM) and review controls regularly to ensure adequate design and identification of key controls for processes that affect the Company.
  • Continuously evaluate current set of in-scope controls and recommend ways to rationalize and optimize controls through automation.
  • Assist management and coordinate with SOX consultants in the testing of controls/process walkthroughs in accordance with internal timelines and schedules.
  • Consult on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes, personnel changes and acquisitions and assess the impact of the changes on internal controls.
  • Liaise with external auditors and proactively coordinate the audits to ensure coordination of the PBC request process to minimize the impact on the business and align test results.
  • Support the preparation of material, presentations, and other documentation as required for periodic management and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Continuously work to enhance the SOX program to become more efficient and effective.
  • Keep up to date on industry and business trends significant to the profession and the organization.
  • Ad hoc projects and Finance department initiatives, as required.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Current CPA license.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of SOX compliance or internal audit experience.
  • 5+ years of public company experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years overall experience.
  • Must have at least 3-4 years of Big 4 experience
  • Be experienced in ERP implementation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to effectively present information to internal and external associates.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership with focus on continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated sense of professionalism.
  • Ability to gain solid understanding of the organization's business operations and industry.
  • Demonstrated business acumen.
  • Strong personality, able to work with, challenge and convince key stakeholders, driving to outcomes, with a determined focus to get things done.
  • Natural collaborator who enjoys working on a cross-functional team.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret with excellent attention to detail.
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