Selby Jennings is partnered with a high-performing regional commercial bank who is looking for a SOX Financial Controls Manager to play a crucial role in building out a new SOX Controls testing framework. This role is critical in ensuring that an organization complies with SOX requirements and maintains strong internal controls over financial reporting. Here's a breakdown of the key responsibilities and qualifications for this position:
- Building SOX Controls Testing framework from the ground up and continuously maturing that framework.
- Perform SOX scoping and risk assessments related to regulatory compliance, proactively monitoring changes that may affect control measures.
- Offer guidance, oversight, and review of testing related to essential control elements, encompassing assessments of design and operational effectiveness.
- Assess control deficiencies without specifying severity and their potential impact on operational controls.
- Prepare and deliver reports on the status of internal controls without specifying the nature of the topics to executive leadership.
- Oversee collaboration among internal stakeholders, auditors, and control owners for effective coordination.
- Support or lead special projects pertaining to departmental practices and control-related matters affecting the organization.
- Collaborate with process owners to document important in-scope processes without specifying the content or industry.
- Conduct assessments of significant processes, ensuring that relevant documentation is accurate without specifying the nature of the risks and controls.
- Assist process owners in addressing control issues and identifying areas for improvement without specifying the exact nature of the issues.
- Manage a team of testers responsible for control assessments without specifying the nature of controls or the type of organization.
- Organize training sessions for internal team members and stakeholders without specifying the regulatory framework.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
- 5+ years of experience working in a financial controls/SOX function within a bank (Big 4 with Banking Clients acceptable).
- Strong interpersonal skills skills
- Licenses/Certifications: Preferred certifications include CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).