Internal Controls Manager – 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
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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

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