Evaluate business control efficiencies and perform root cause analysis to determine appropriate corrective management actions. Monitoring management's remediation efforts, including review of supporting evidence to ensure corrective action taken
Monitor the accounting operations to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act
Lead end to end walkthroughs in the Organization´s finance activities to identify risks, control gaps, and improvement opportunities.
Execute and complete testing of the design and operating effectiveness of SOX Finance and IT controls, including entity and process level controls in order to guarantee compliance with all regulations
Propose improvements to SOX documentation and work papers (i.e. work with process owners to refine risk control matrix, improve process flows, refine / develop test procedures, propose control language and associated risks, etc.) to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Assist in the evaluation of new business processes, policies and systems to determine relevance to and impact on the SOX program, including assessing design of controls based on identified risks.
Implement internal controls, and establish an internal monitoring scheduling to audit the company’s compliance with them. Additionally, interact with external auditors as needed.
Follow up with leaders the remediation of deficiencies found in audit results to ensure the timely implementation of corrective actions.
Serve as a key contact for business process owners, explaining the SOX audit process and scope, and effectively delivering SOX test results to all levels of management.
Provide guidance to control and process owners to ensure a thorough understanding of the SOX and ERM programs, controls design, testing requirements and the impact of testing results in their operational areas.
Gaining an understanding of the business operations and the underlying internal control environment
Bachelor´s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business.
Technical knowledge and certifications
Experience in Internal Audit, SOX and ERM, as well as auditing standards, PCAOB, and SOX requirements.
CPA/CIA certification desired.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
3+ years experience in Big 4/Large Regional Accounting firm