SOX ACCOUNTANT Analyst/Associate

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location: New York

Department: SOX - Accounting Department
Reports to: Director, Accounting Operations
Direct report(s): No

General purpose of position

This position is responsible for performing testing of internal controls over financial reporting, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  In addition, this position is required to communicate verbally and in writing to management of all levels.
 

Primary duties/responsibilities

  • Perform testing of internal controls for assigned business cycles in accordance with documented test plans.
  • Accurately document the test results, observations, and conclusions to support and facilitate efficient and effective reviews.
  • Utilize the Company’s document management system to maintain electronic workpapers.
  • Communicate regularly with business owners and SOX management.
  • Prepare status reports on testing progress and potential issues.
  • Validate and discuss identified control exceptions with business owners.
  • Track outstanding control deficiencies and perform follow-up activities to ensure appropriate corrective action has been taken.
  • Remain current with company policies, procedures and processes.
  • Remain current with various accounting and operating systems used by the company during the financial reporting process.
  • Understand the Company’s risks and controls and identify gaps in business processes.
  • Update narrative documentation and flowcharts to reflect business process changes and new system implementations.
  • Work closely with external auditors and internal consultants.

Specific skills, competencies, resources and/or software/technology used on the job

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Education, certifications and/or experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other related field

·         3-4 years experience in relevant audit, process analysis, and control assessment

·         Public accounting or prior SOX experience preferred

·         CPA a plus

·         Strong communication skills a must

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