the SOX Manager oversees and ensures the delivery of timely, high quality and value-add SOX and project results in accordance with professional standards. Responsible for managing and mentoring a team and supporting them in achieving career goals and growth. A strong understanding and background of Sarbanes-Oxley control and documentation requirements is required as part of this role.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Reviews organizational data, policies, processes, procedures, and practices in order to verify the accuracy and compliance with management expectations, regulatory requirements, and overall best practice.
Has a strong understanding of the evaluation of SOX issues and the level of precision required by compensating controls to mitigate the individual and aggregated risks.
Performs complex testing verifying the effectiveness of established processes and procedures; confirms findings/observations identified through detailed testing.
Performs quick and detailed reviews of testing to validate effectiveness of work performed and monitors results of work in order to provide timely updates to management.
Develops, trains, and identifies ways to motivate and retain SOX teams as well as monitor quality of work by fostering a strong team environment and providing staff with opportunities to develop skills. Initiate policies and procedures for functional areas of responsibility.
Conducts client interviews/discussions to plan and execute audit assignments and conducts limited client interviews to understand and document processes and procedures.
Prepares detailed reports with recommendations to management that are professionally written for an executive audience. Reports will reflect a strong understanding of company objectives and capabilities, control requirements, and industry best practices..
Reviews workpapers as appropriate and finalizes report drafts for review ensuring professional writing and value-added industry perspective.
Successfully manages many competing demands, all delivered on time and within budgeted hours, and participates in developing SOX Plan
Interprets policies and procedures and applies professional accounting and auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate complex financial records and operational systems. Designs SOX programs that adequately address risk and compliance with Company standards and relevant regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Direct responsibility for staff which includes identifying objectives and developmental opportunities, providing guidance on project assignments and completing performance evaluations. Provide guidance to team members (internal and co-source resources) on SOX and special projects. Responsible for assigning project tasks and reviewing work papers to ensure conclusions are adequately supported, documentation standards met, and detailed testing performed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION And EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field. 8+ years of external/internal audit/SOX and overall knowledge of general accounting and audit procedures. Real estate experience preferred.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) required.