Senior Manager or Director of SOX [Internal Audit], for a large publicly held Real Estate Company

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Glendale, CA

SOX Senior Manager or Director

Company: Our partner client is a publicly held Real Estate services company that operates in over 2000 locations in the United States and Europe. They are a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500 and publicly trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Location: Glendale, CA (relocation offered)

Position: Sr. Manager or Director, SOX Program Management Office

Salary: up to $200K + Bonus



The Senior Manager/Director SOX Program Management Office is a key financial leader responsible for overseeing the Company’s compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Controller, this individual will lead the annual SOX Program (including conducting risk assessment, setting scope, coordinating testing, and assessing control deficiencies as they arise) standardize and manage all documentation related to the Company’s system of internal controls over financial reporting, rationalize internal controls to ensure efficiency and efficacy, and coordinate with the Company’s internal auditor and our independent auditors. In addition, this role will be responsible to prepare and deliver periodic updates to executive management and Public Storage’s Audit Committee and recommend areas to improve/enhance the internal control environment.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the Company’s compliance with all aspects of SOX including quarterly disclosure procedures and annual certifications
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of key controls and provide recommendations on Finance business operational improvements and efficiencies
  • Perform an annual risk assessment scoping exercise
  • Develop and maintain process flowcharts and risk and control matrices; identify key controls working in coordination with the Company’s Manager of IT Risk and Compliance.
  • Partner with the IT department to ensure any new or updated systems are well designed to address risks and support the Company’s internal control goals
  • Partner with the Company’s Compliance and Ethics Office on matters of mutual concern
  • Develop test plans and coordinate testing with the Company’s internal auditors
  • Analyze results of testing
  • Develop plan to remediate control weaknesses and deficiencies and monitor implementation
  • Develop written reports for executive management and the Audit Committee
  • Coordinate the Independent audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent
  • 10+ years overall related work experience including public accounting (Big 4 preferred)
  • Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and audit experience is required • CIA, CPA, CMA, CFA or CISA is strongly preferred
  • A demonstrated understanding of Financial and Operational Risk and Control Mitigation, including recently updated COSO Framework
  • High standard of ethics discipline and professionalism
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work closely with people at all levels of the organization

Posted On: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Compensation: up to $200K + B

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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