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Senior SOX Analyst

  • Location: Plano, TX, 75024
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

Terrific 5+ months contract in Plano, TX for a Senior SOX Analyst. Will be responsible for ensuring the audit is completed on schedule while providing support to the process owners, Internal and External Audit. Will work with most departments within the company (HR, Legal, Sales, Treasury, Service Operations, Risk, IDS, DnA, Accounting, Tax, Finance, etc.) to coordinate test schedules, review and update process and control documentation, provide requested audit information etc. On a quarterly basis, will support Sr. Managers, Group and General Managers, VPs and above to complete the SOX Quarterly Sub-certification process.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform scoping for the company on both a stand-alone basis and as an entity.
  • Assist with control design/implementation.
  • Lead and assist with documentation (risk and control matrix, narrative, and flowchart) creation and maintenance.
  • Coordinate walkthrough and testing requests.
  • Support the quarterly sub-certification process.
  • Work with process owners to design and implement remediation efforts.
  • Communicate status to various levels of the organization.
  • Participate in special projects as needed.
Execution of Annual SOX Audit
  • Facilitate assessment of control effectiveness for respective business units; work with process owners as needed to implement/modify controls to mitigate risk.
  • Assist process owners in documentation of processes, controls, process and data flow documentation as needed.
  • Assist process owners in identification of risks and design of controls.
  • Plan and coordinate SOX walkthroughs and testing performed by Internal and External Audit.
  • Coordinate with departmental SOX liaisons to ensure process consistency, consolidate status, and identify items for escalation.
  • Lead status meetings with Internal and External Audit.
  • Meet with process owners to understand business processes and changes to control environment.
  • Provide support for key SOX stakeholders (process owners, Internal Audit, External Audit, and senior management).
  • Oversee document repository and adherence to retention policies.
  • Support quarterly sub-certification process.
Planning and SOX Strategy
  • Coordinate and execute the annual company management unit and account level scoping.
  • Coordinate SOX404 planning with Internal and External Audit.
  • Perform ongoing evaluation of materiality and of strategy/scope for business units.
  • Understand SOX404 requirements and keep abreast of changes to requirements.
Deficiency Identification and Remediation
  • Lead efforts to research testing exceptions and deficiency identification.
  • Perform root cause analysis with process owners to identify source of deficiencies.
  • Coordinate and lead remediation efforts for respective business units; develop action plans and monitor efforts for remediation.
  • Prepare deficiency reporting for upper management and the company, including analysis for potential financial impact.
  • Perform continuous improvement efforts to ensure the design of controls is improved to mitigate the risk of fraud, human error and other design deficiencies.
Communication, Coordination & Training
  • Communicate status and key decisions impacting SOX compliance to upper management and company.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with process owners for key SOX deliverables and to support ongoing operation of controls.
Special Projects
  • Assist/lead special projects with financial reporting impact.
  • Serve as subject matter expertise for financial reporting and IT risks and controls.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • 5-10 Years of relevant work experience as a SOX Analyst.
  • Familiarity with Audit, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO, GRC methodologies and frameworks.
  • Written and oral communication.
  • Strong analytical skills, initiative; ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to quickly learn new applications or software tools.
  • A high degree of organization skills with the ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, Visio or other process flow software.
  • Attention to detail and provide accurate data.
  • Meet regular performance expectations.
  • Able to work flexible hours, which may include day, evening and weekend hours.
Preferred Skills:
  • CPA, CIA, or CISA.
  • Experience in financial services, banking or automotive industry experience.
  • Archer Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Software.
If this is a good fit, Apply now!