Manager Financial Controls and Compliance – Houston, Texas EMAIL: dcd@fittsroberts.com

Description

  • Oversee SOX compliance efforts, ensuring effective operation of  supported internal controls for financial reporting
  • Operate in a consultative capacity as a business partner and financial controls expert
  • Create, implement, and document financial controls and compliance program, ensuring alignment with SOX and Academy best practices and requirements
  • Perform broad analysis to identify business objectives and resource requirements and evaluate the associated business risks
  • Plan and scope financial department audit engagements, to assess operational weaknesses, perform process improvement analysis, and develop corrective action plans
  • Identify and document internal controls, including their design and operating effectiveness
  • Execute work programs to evaluate internal controls related to financial risks, operational activities, and compliance requirements utilizing various approaches including sampling, corroboration, observation, and performance
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of remediation plans
  • Execute detailed test plans, develop results summaries, prepare reports, and present findings and recommendations to management
  • Evaluate control deficiencies and conclude on the potential impact to financial statements
  • Develop audit findings, recommendations, and reports that identify control weaknesses and the resulting residual risks
  • Employ a broad range of data analysis tools to maximize audit efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure adherence to requirements and deliverables, and complete assigned work activities and planned tasks within specified time frame
  • Manage departmental requests for assurance and controls review
  • Partner with Internal Audit regarding financial departments’ preparedness regarding compliance efforts
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of departmental plans and strategies
  • Update process narratives annually through collaboration with business partners to ensure proper documentation of all significant processes
  • Assess new accounting standards and guidance to ensure enhancement of current accounting processes and controls
  • Special projects and participation in various initiatives, including new system implementation, updates or upgrades
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures, and safety rules.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required; MBA preferred
  • CPA or CIA license required
  • 5+ years’ experience in an accounting/financial audit role
  • Big 4 Accounting firm experience strongly preferred; or equivalent combination of industry and corporate experience
  • Proficiency with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) 404 requirements and internal control concepts required
  • Experience evaluating SOX requirements, identifying controls, analyzing control gaps, and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Demonstrated application of internal controls standards, including control environment, risk assessment, control activities, information and communication, and monitoring
  • Background in internal controls over financial reporting 

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